Welcome to the 14th edition of our weekly selection of writing competitions and opportunities.
This week’s edition includes our first ever listing of a Haiku contest, so if Haiku is your bag, then that one’s for you!
If you missed the last edition of our digest, you can view it here.
Opportunity type – Crime novel competition.
Theme – Murder or another serious crime.
Word count – Book length, minimum 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words .
Organiser/publisher – Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America.
Reward – “If a winner is selected, Minotaur Books will offer to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the entrant for publication of the winning Manuscript. After execution of the standard form author’s agreement by both parties, the winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000. On the condition that the selected winner accepts and executes the publishing contract proposed by Minotaur Books, the winner will then be recognized at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City in April 2014″ .
Eligibility – Open to writers of any nationality aged 18 or over, who have not previously had a novel in any genre published (self- published novelists can enter, as long as the entry itself is not one they have self-published).
Deadline – December 16, 2013.
Link for info – First crime novel competition.
Notes – They suggest that submissions will get a more careful reading if submitted early rather than during the last minute rush.