They are looking for mystery short stories, set primarily in New Mexico. We’re seeking compelling, original, well-written stories that have not been previously published.
Submission details – Submit mystery short stories that are 2,500 words or less, written in English, set primarily in New Mexico. The story must be previously unpublished. Submissions must be typed, single-sided, double-spaced. Please use page numbers and your title ONLY on each page. Submissions must include a separate cover sheet with title, word count, writer’s name, address, phone number and email address.
Fee – Each entry must be accompanied by a check or money order for $20 payable to WORDHARVEST. Multiple entries by the same writer are allowed. Want a critique from the contest judge? Please add $100 per story.
Deadline – All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
For more details, go to http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php and scroll down the page. The short story contest info is listed below the novel contest info.