Deadline: 1 January 2021
Open to: all writers ages 18 or above who haven’t never been the author of any Published Novel (with the exception of self-published works)
Benefits: a publication offer with a USD 10,000 award and recognition at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City
MWA is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction. They are dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for those who write within the genre by not only providing scholarships for writers, but they also sponsor MWA Literacy programs, present the Edgar® Awards, sponsor symposia and conferences and many other activities.
In order to be eligible to apply for this competition, you:
The chosen winner will be offered a standard form author’s agreement for publication of the winning Manuscript. If accepted, the winner will receive an advance of USD 10,000 against future royalties. If the chosen winner accepts the publishing deal, they will then be recognized at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City in April 2021.
For more information on the application process, please visit the official website.