Here is a great opportunity for mystery writers that I found in my in box this morning-
A good crime story can capture a reader's attention like no other genre. The outside world fades away - except when an unexpected loud noise breaks the silence and gives the reader a jump.
If you haven't already, take readers to the edges of their seats by crafting a heart-pounding short story for The Writer Crime Pays contest.
Enter your 1,000- to 2,000-word short story by Friday, July 31, for the chance to win cash prizes. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and publication in The Writer magazine. Second and third places will win $500 and $250 respectively, plus publication on writermag.com.
Not sure where to start? Get tips for crafting the perfect crime with this roundup of how-to articles.
Click here to enter Crime Pays by Friday, July 31. It would be a crime not to.