Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crime Novel Competition: Whidbey Writers Workshop NFA Alumni Association

Do you have a crime novel waiting to be discovered? The Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA's Alumni Association has your chance to be discovered! Turn in your synopsis by May 23rd, 2014 for consideration. Details below and at our website.

New York Times Bestseller Robert Dugoni will read and vet the finalists and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, and agent Laurie McLean of Foreword Literary will review the winning entry for possible representation.

How to Enter
- Submit via Submittable

. . . (a) a synopsis of up to 500 words;
. . . (b) an extract of the FIRST 5,000 words (or fewer) of your completed CRIME
. . . . . . . FICTION manuscript; and
. . . (c) the non-refundable entry fee of $25.00.
Format Requirements
- The entire entry must be written in English, in 12-point Times New Roman
. . . . . . .or Times, and be double-spaced
- Must have 1” margins
- Your manuscript pages must be numbered
Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the synopsis or the manuscript. You will be disqualified if your name appears anywhere in the synopsis or manuscript.
Attach your synopsis as the last page(s) of your submission.
- Synopsis must not be longer than 500 words.

The novel must be crime fiction: thriller, suspense, mystery. No true crime. Maximum length is 5,000 words. The entry must be the first 5,000 (or fewer) words of your novel.
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to provide an electronic copy of your completed manuscript (minimum 55,000 words, maximum 100,000 words). Failure to provide the completed manuscript within three days after the request will result in disqualification.

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