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 written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story.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.
The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition open to both published and unpublished writers.The story must be no longer than 6,000 words.The cost of entry per submission is £10.The winning author will receive a cash prize of £2,500. Shortlisted authors will each receive £200.