ENDING: Traditional Mystery Novel Competition
The Traditional Mystery Novel/Malice Domestic Competition (previously the First Private Eye Novel Competition) is a Periodic Web Contest for traditional mystery (read: detective/private eye novels) by authors who have not previously been published in this genre.
Submit your complete traditional mystery novel of at least 65,000 words for a chance to earn a Minotaur Books (Macmillan) publishing deal, including a $10,000 advance on royalties. A private eye novel is defined as follows:
“A novel in which the main character is an independent investigator who is not a member of any law enforcement or government agency, and who receives a fee for his or her investigative services.” -Contest Site
The submission deadline is 11:59pm EST on 11/15/17.
The original information page for this Event can be found here. (Scroll down if needed.)
First Crime Novel Competition Rules
- Entrants must be at least 18 years old by 7/1/17.
- Entries must be at least 65,000 words.
- Submit only one entry.
- Your work must be original and unpublished.
- You must be a traditionally unpublished author in this genre.
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