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Crime Writing Competition

Attention crime writers! Take a stab at crime writing and enter your best crime fiction story into the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards Crime Writing Category. You could win a cash prize and get national exposure for your work! All you have to do is enter today

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Wondering what's in it for you?

  • A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2014 Writer's Digest Conference in New York City.
  • A chance to win the $500 Category First Prize
  • Get your crime story promoted in Writer's Digest and on WritersDigest.com
  • Win $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Submission Guidelines:

  • Fiction Manuscript
  • 4,000 words or less
  • Acceptable file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf
  • 8.5x11 page size | Double-spaced throughout
  • 1-inch margins on top and bottom | 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
  • Arial, Courier or Times font | 12 point font size

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early-Bird Entry fees are $20 per entry. Regular entry fees are $25 per entry.)

Deadline: September 16, 2013

Deadline: October 15, 2013- CLOSED

One First Place Category Winner will receive:

Honorable Mentions will:

  • Have their crime stories promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Deadline: September 16, 2013

Deadline: October 15, 2013


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