Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
Deadline December 15 (must be received by this date), formerly December 16. Highly recommended free contest gives $10,000 advance for a crime novel written by an author with no previously published books in any genre and who is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Authors of self-published works may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work. Entries should be at least 220 double-spaced pages (60,000 words). Entrants must be over 18. Complete the online entry form and upload your manuscript. Co-sponsored by major publishing house Minotaur Books and nonprofit Mystery Writers of America.
Published: August 31, 2023