Posted by: anitanolan | April 11, 2012

Tony Hillerman Prize

From Wordharvest Writing Contests:

Co-sponored by St. Martin’s Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest.

(Sponsored by the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference (THWC) and St. Martin’s Press, LLC)
The contest is open to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery, as defined by the guidelines below, and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a mystery. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer.
All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the contestants; b) must not violate the rights of any third party, and c) must generally follow the guidelines below.

All entries must be received or postmarked no later than June 1

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