Mystery

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Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest.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 Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …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

Annual Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “I got more than I bargained for!” We would like to encourage mystery stories, but the genre is open. • Story must be 1000 – 2000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Entry must not …

Published: August 10, 2015

Aestas 2015

Unlike our earlier contests, Aestas 2015 is not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre, but for consistency of presentation, we do not accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit. Apart from general fiction, we are also open to quality tales involving mystery or suspense (think John Le Carre’ or Graham Greene) …

Published: July 10, 2015

Di Angelo Publications

We are a modernized publishing firm with an interest in all genres. We accept submissions at [email protected] year round. All submissions are reviewed.

Published: June 29, 2015