Monday, March 26, 2007

AL Blanchard Short Crime Fiction Contest

I saw the below posted on a couple of lists so I am posting the message here as well for readers. Good luck!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT to the AL BLANCHARD SHORT CRIME FICTION CONTEST. The deadline is April 30, 2007, and right now we have only received twenty-some submissions, so the field is wide open! The story must be a crime story by a New England author OR be set in New England. It must also be previously unpublished (in print or electronically) and not more than 5,000 words. Story sub-genres include mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, and horror but with no torture or killing of children or animals. First prize is $100 plus publication in Level Best Books' 5th anthology of short crime fiction. The winner will be a guest of the Committee at the November 2007 New England Crime Bake, where the award will be presented.If we receive enough submissions, we will also award honorable mentions with plaques, as was done last year. If not yet published, you may submit the same story again; you may also submit more than one story, but no more than two, please. For submission guidelines, visit This is a blind contest and there is no entry fee, so you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!

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