Minotaur Books/MWA First Crime Novel Competition

Deadline: December 16th, 2013

This free to enter international competition is open to writers aged 18 or over.

They are looking for crime novels with a minimum of 220 typed pages, or approximately 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes should be at the heart of the story.

Entrants must be unpublished novelists. One manuscript per writer.

The winner will receive publication with a $10,000 advance.

More information is available on their website.