Saturday, November 11, 2017

Get Your Foot in the Door

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition. The victor, to be “chosen by Minotaur Books editors on the basis of the originality, creativity and writing skill of the submission,” will receive a publishing contract and “an advance against future royalties of $10,000.” According to the published guidelines, this contest is open to “any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel (in any genre) … and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel.” The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2018.

Previous winners of this challenge include John Keyse-Walker (Sun, Sand, Murder), Mary Miley (The Impersonator), Douglas Corleone (One Man’s Paradise), and Stefanie Pintoff (In the Shadow of Gotham).

(Hat tip to My Little Corner.)

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