Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Traditional Tales Only, Please

The Wolfe Pack, a New York City-based organization devoted to Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe tales, is soliciting contenders for its seventh annual Black Orchid Novella Award. According to a press release,
We are looking for original works of fiction in the tradition of the ratiocinative detective, as exemplified by Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe. Your entry must:

Emphasize the deductive skills of the sleuth
Contain no overt sex or violence
Not include characters from the original series
Whoever wins this contest will receive $1,000 and have his or her story published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Entries are supposed to run 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and have to be postmarked by no later than May 31, 2013. The winner will announced during The Wolfe Pack’s Annual Black Orchid Banquet in New York City, which is to be held on December 7, 2013.

Click here for more entry details.


Anonymous said...

Did you mean next year instead of this year? The deadline for 2012 has already passed.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Yes, of course. I forgot to put in the year. I've corrected that now.