The St Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is open until January 3, 2020.
Free to enter.
Open to writers around the world, aged 18 and over, who have never had a novel published.
The winning manuscript will be published by Minotaur Books. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.
Submit a book-length manuscript, at least 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes has to be at the heart of the story.