Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest
Contest Rules and Guidelines
What we are looking for: Your best mystery short story, 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 The story must be previously unpublished.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.
The Prize - The winning story will be published in an issue of New Mexico Magazine, probably the February issue which is devoted to books and reading.The winner will receive $800, a subscriptiion to New Mexico Magazine and two tickets to attend the awards ceremony at the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference.
More information - Decision of the judges is final. No whining allowed. Please make a copy of your manuscript. Entries will not be returned and will be destroyed after the contest. Please include your email address so you can be easily reached if we have questionsor good news. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed post card if you want an acknowledgment that your story has been received.
Sponsored by Wordharvest Writers Workshops and New Mexico Magazine
ENTRY FORM: Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest
Co-sponsored by New Mexico Magazine and WORDHARVEST
Story title: ___________________________________
Word count (2500 maximum) ______
Entry Fee: $20 per manuscript. (You may submit as many entries as you like.)
I am submitting a total of ________entries @ $20 per manuscript.
I'd like an optional critique of my story(ies) @ $100 each Total enclosed (U.S. funds) $_______________
Check or money order enclosed (U.S. funds only payable to Wordharvest)
Please let us know how you heard about the contest. Thank you.
Make a copy of this form and mail it along with your manuscript(s) and fee(s) to:
MYSTERY SHORT STORY CONTEST New Mexico Magazine 495 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM USA 87501
Sherida Stewart of Farmington, N.M. was the winner of the 2011 The Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest for her mystery "Turquoise Remembrance." Stewart's story was selected from among more than 100 entries and was published in the February 2012 issue of New Mexico Magazine.