2020 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Description

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Deadline
3 January 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel.

About the competition
The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America.

You may submit only one manuscript (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes has to be at the heart of the story.

Only electronic submissions, uploaded through the online entry form, will be considered.

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

Prizes
The winning manuscript will be published by Minotaur Books. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000. 

Competition website
For further information visit https://mysterywriters.org/about-mwa/st-martins/