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