Category Archives: thriller

Harper Collins launches new digital thriller/crime/mystery imprint

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The William Morrow Imprint is called “Witness.” Authors receive 25% up to 10,000 copies, then it goes up to 50 percent. Royalties paid month. Details HERE:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/57027-harpercollins-plans-digital-original-mystery-line-witness.html?utm_source=MegaList&utm_campaign=e6b1d94ccc-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-e6b1d94ccc-304656029

Book contest for horror, thrillers, suspense, apocalypse and mystery

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Assent Publishing’s Bad Day Books is hosting; deadline is Oct. 31, 2013; 70,000-120,000 words for novels and 40K-50K for novellas; details HERE:

http://assentpublishing.com/BadDaySubmissions.aspx

First Crime Novel Competition

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deadline 12/17/2012; mystery/thriller; 60,000 words min.; $10,000 advance against royalties; details HERE:

http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=minotaurbooks&id=4933

Launch Pad contest for unpublished novelists

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deadlines vary by category: historical fiction is May 10, 2012, suspense/crime/mystery/thriller is June 10, contemporary fiction/women’s fiction is July 10, middle grade, YA fiction is August 10, contemporary romance is September 10, Speculative is October 10. entry fee is $35; details HERE:

http://www.novelrocket.com/p/launch-pad-contest.html

Scenes of the Apocalypse short story contest

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Deadline is Feb. 8, 2012; 1,000 words max; entry fee is $5 GBP; more info HERE:

http://project2012exhibition.blogspot.com/2012/01/writing-competition-scenes-of.html

Writer’s Digest THRILLER competition

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deadline Sept. 15, 2011; prizes go up to $1,000 cash; $20 entry fee; 4,000 words max; details HERE:

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/wd-thrillersuspense-competition?et_mid=512432&rid=3067753