Mystery

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017

“Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline April 30, 2017

| Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange …

Published: April 3, 2017

Fiction War Spring

Fiction Wars are seasonal writing competitions giving modern fictioneers 3 days to create a short masterwork. These three days are called the THREE DAY FICTION WAR. All entries must be 1000 words or fewer.

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Every year, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors get published, including possible agent representation, book advances, editor deals, and movie and television sales. Over $3,000 worth of prizes are given away each year, but to us, the publishing and movie deals—and the careers they build—are the end game.

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Short Story Contest

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Short Story Contest. Opens January 1, 2017, Deadline June 1, 2017. $15 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$200, 2nd=$100, 3rd=$75. Mystery, suspense, or thriller, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website: www.arizonamysterywriters.com. Past winners are on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest for Youth ages 9-14

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest. For Youth, Ages 9-14. Opens January 1, 2017, Deadline May 1, 2017. $5 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$25, 2nd=$20, 3rd=$15. Mystery, suspense, or thriller, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website: www.arizonamysterywriters.com. Past winners are on the website. We …

Published: February 27, 2017

A Woman’s Write

Annual, international $500 prize for an unpublished novel written in English by a woman (age 18 or older). All enries receive a thoughtful, thorough critique.

Published: February 27, 2017