The St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is now open to unpublished authors around the world, aged 18 and over. (Authors of self-published works only may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work)
Submit a crime story of not less than 220 pages (approx 60,000 words).
The competition closes on the 15th of December 2014.
It’s free to enter. Note that only one entry per person is accepted.
The winner’s manuscript will be published by Minotaur Books, with a $10,000 advance.