Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mystery Short Story Contest

Just got this email about a new contest from the PNWA-
Sleuth "Cozy Mystery" Short Story ContestCo-sponsored by the Village Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

Entries must be received by November 20, 2010 to be considered. The winning entry will be judged by New York Times bestselling mystery author Bob Dugoni, local literary agents and authors. The winning entry will be published in Village Theatre's Sleuth playbill. Three runners-up will have their stories published on the Village Theatre website and have the opportunity to read their stories at a Writers' Cottage Event.

Submission guidelines:Maximum length is 800 words (no entry fee).Entries must be double-spaced, in 12point Times New Roman or Times (Mac). Your name and title of your mystery must appear on each page.

This contest is free and open to all writers, both published and unpublished. Please send your entries to:Pacific Northwest Writers Association Sleuth Contest, PMB 2717, 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 2 Issaquah, WA 98027


  1. Hi there.
    Will you be entering? I have it on my calendar, but haven't put anything together yet...

    The Survival Mama

  2. Hi! Survival Mama. I don't have anything to enter in the mystery deptartment. I focus mostly on fantasy, but I know a lot of writers and wanted to get word out about the contest. Remember the deadline is soon, Nov. 20.