Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Debut Novels Wanted

Speaking of interviews, one of the first ones I ever did with a publisned novelist was way back in 1981, when I sent a series of questions—via snail mail—to British author Peter Lovesey, then best known for having penned the Sergeant Cribb historical mysteries (Wobble to Death, The Detective Wore Silk Drawers, etc.). He was kind enough to write back, and we carried on an epistolary conversation through at least two back-and-forth rounds.

I was reminded of this yesterday, when I read (in Mystery Fanfare) that Soho Press is launching the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest. It will both celebrate Lovesey’s now 50-year career and offer the winner a publishing contract with Soho. The full entry details are here. Submissions “must be received by 11:59 pm EST on April 1, 2020.”

Good luck to every writer who takes a chance on participating.

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