Category Archives: thriller

Harper Collins launches new digital thriller/crime/mystery imprint


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:


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


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:

First Crime Novel Competition


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

Launch Pad contest for unpublished novelists


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:

Scenes of the Apocalypse short story contest


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

Writer’s Digest THRILLER competition


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