Monday, April 05, 2010

The Writers' Police Academy Novel Writing Contest

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2010.
Cover letter should be in the form of a ONE-page query letter that offers a brief synopsis of the work including genre, word count and author bio. Submit FOUR copies of the first 12 pages of your manuscript.
Contest is open to all genres (please, no erotica) and is not exclusive to attendees of The Writers' Police Academy.

Mail to:
Don Knotts Silver Bullet Award
c/o Dreisbach Literary Management
PO Box 5379
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

The Don Knotts Silver Bullet Contest Award winner will receive The Silver Bullet Award, free Writers' Police Academy registration ($235 value), and have the opportunity to submit their entire manuscript to one of the judges. Winner of the Silver Bullet Novel Writing Contest will also win free attendance to an Algonkian Conference. Algonkian holds a dozen or so conferences per year including the San Francisco Write and Pitch Conference (W&PC) and the New York Pitch and Shop Conference. For the smaller, one-on-one intensives like those in Algonkian Park and Fisherman's Wharf, the winner would have a credit of $600 towards the conference since lodging is part of the conference fee.

Finalists notified by September 1, 2010. The winner will be announced at the Writers Police Academy banquet on September 25, 2010.

Annette Rogers, Acquisitions Editor of the Poisoned Pen Press, searches for new, unpublished mystery writers.

Benjamin LeRoy is a founder of Tyrus Books—a publisher specializing in crime and dark literary fiction.

Elizabeth Pomada, with her partner and husband, Michael Larsen, started Michael Larsen - Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents in 1972. Since then, they have sold books from hundreds of authors to more than 100 publishers.

Kimberley Cameron founded the literary agency Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

NOTE: Normally I limit postings to those that pay in cold hard cash, but this one is a remarkable opportunity that merits consideration.

DOUBLE NOTE: Hope you had a glorious Easter. We did, in spite of the horrendous clouds of pollen that coated everything a soft, Easter egg yellow.

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