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

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Win a $10,000 advance for an unpublished debut novel

 

Enter unpublished novel manuscripts with murder or another serious crime at the heart of the story. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished, and at least 60,000 words long.

If a winner is selected they will receive a standard Minotaur Books publishing contract and a $10,000 advance.

The competition is open to any writer who has not previously published a novel. Authors of self-published titles may enter manuscripts that have not been self-published.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 3 January 2020.

For full details see the website.

 

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