$10,000 Cash & Book Publication Chance !! Enter In Crime Novel Competition

St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is seeking entries from writers. The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America (MWA). Only online manuscripts will be accepted. All manuscripts must be in 220 typewritten pages or approx 60,000 words. The work should be original, unpublished and based on murder or another serious crime/crimes. Entries must be submitted as Microsoft Word Document or PDF format. The winner will be declared before March 29, 2019.

Location : Washington, USA. Deadline : January 11, 2019.


  • The competition is open for all writers anywhere from the world.
  • Entrants age must be 18 years or over.


  • The contract will be signed with the author to publish winning entry.
  • $10,000 will be given to the winner as an advance royalty.

For query

E-mail : MB-MWAFirstCrimeNovelCompetition@StMartins.com

Submissions here

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