Saturday, July 21, 2007

St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Daniel J. Hale, Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America
(MWA), and Andrew Martin, Vice President and Publisher of St. Martin's
Minotaur are pleased to announce the first annual St. Martin's
Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition.

This contest provides a previously unpublished writer an opportunity to
launch his or her career with a major mystery imprint, St. Martin's
Minotaur. The winner will receive a one-book, $10,000 contract.

Entries will be accepted immediately through December 15, 2007. The winner
will be recognized at the 2008 Edgar Awards banquet, and his or her novel
published in 2009.

The competition is open to any writer who has never been the author of a
published novel. Details, rules and specific guidelines on eligibility, as
well as entry forms, are available at the St. Martin's Minotaur website:


The winner will then be recognized at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York
City in April 2008.


Kelly Parra said...

It's cool when they hold these competitions. =D

Anonymous said...

It's a good opportunity for folks.

I bet being a judge is tough. The weeding-out process must be quick and stringent. The effort to read an entire manuscript is enormous. The first chapter is probably key.

anne frasier said...

kelly, it really opens some doors for people. even writers who don't win can end up making contacts.

jason, ugh. i'll bet it's a nightmare that might require headlocks.