Mystery

Paranormal Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, weird other worldly stories, super humans, magical beings and supernatural entities, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, fairy, magical systems and elements. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ …

Published: February 21, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Dante Rossetti Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 12 to 18. Science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, mystery, paranormal, historical, romance, literary. We will put them to the test and choose the best young adult books among them. Eligibility: Work must …

Published: January 28, 2016

Gertrude Warner Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them. Eligibility: Work must be at …

Published: January 27, 2016

Mystery & Mayhem

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem,” amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. We will put them to the test and choose the best among them. Eligibility: Work must be …

Published: January 26, 2016

Roger Lang

Lang Book Publishing, Limited, accepts most genre. We also specialize in religious publications.

Published: January 2, 2016

Fabula Press’ Nivalis Short Story Contest 2016

There is no theme or genre restriction, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science-based/alternative history-based literary works. In case …

Published: December 27, 2015

TMCC Writers’ Conference

Meet outstanding creative leaders who will help you hone your craft, better market your work and explore your publishing options. Some of the topics include writing successful query letters, instilling authenticity into your work, building anticipation, going from self-published to a major publishing house, screenwriting and much more. Our list of presenters and literary agents includes …

Published: December 19, 2015

Mystery Weekly Magazine

Mystery Weekly Magazine is a monthly short fiction magazine featuring crime and mystery stories, available in the App Store and Google Play. We are always looking for new submissions and offer modest per-word compensation, plus a complementary copy. Average response time is two weeks.

Published: October 10, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest. Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …

Published: October 8, 2015