Arizona Mystery Writers Mary Ann Hutchison Memorial Story Contest for Youths


Saturday, February 1, 2020



Entry Fees



1st Place - $50 and a lovely framed certificate
2nd Place - $25 and a lovely framed certificate
3rd Place - $15 and a lovely framed certificate
Honorable Mention - A lovely framed certificate


All writers 9-16 years of age (at time of entry) can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills. You can submit more than one story if you like. Entries are judged “blind,” that is, without the judges knowing who wrote the stories. Everybody is equal before the panel of judges! Therefore DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE STORY. If you’re too old for this contest, give the information to your children or grandchildren.

Contact Information

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If you have any questions, contact me at [email protected] - Rhema Sayers


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