So many great competitions this season! Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America have opened the 2013 First Crime Novel Competition for submissions.
And they've made an important, 21st century change in their guidelines: they're now accepting electronic submissions! They used to make you mail in an application to get the mailing address for your reader, and that just made it unnecessarily complicated.
What else do you need to know?
- Deadline is December 17
- Must be at least 18
- Must be an unpublished author
- "Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story"
- You must agree to their standard "boilerplate" contract
PLEASE NOTE: I will not be posting the winner here--this is strictly a post letting people know about the opportunity to enter the contest.