2020 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
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.
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.
The competition is free to enter.
The winning manuscript will be published by Minotaur Books. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.
For further information visit https://mysterywriters.org/about-mwa/st-martins/