Sponsored by St. Martin's Minotaur and Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
For: Unpublished writers
Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story.
If a winner is selected, St. Martin's Minotaur will offer to enter into its standard form author's agreement with the entrant for publication of the winning manuscript. After execution of the standard form author’s agreement by both parties, the winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.
Deadlines: All *requests for entry forms* must be received or postmarked by November 30, 2007.
Each entrant will receive an entry form containing the address of the judge to whom he or she will send his or her manuscript. Entries must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2007 and received by judges no later than January 15, 2008
Format: hard copy, full manuscript (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words)
For more information: http://www.minotaurbooks.com/competitions.html