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Macmillan Mystery Contests

Macmillan sponsors several mystery contests for first time crime fiction novelists. There’s no submission fee. Here’s the details. Advertisements

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24 Writing Tips – Chronicle of Higher Education

Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz is a breaking-news reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education who has a new Focus publication that may be of interest.  WRITING TIPS – Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz (CHE) March 2017

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Enter the Black Orchid Novella Award Contest!

As you may know, I’m the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award. There’s no entry fee, and the winner receives $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. The deadline is May 31, 2017. We’re looking for a traditional mystery that … Continue reading

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Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot nominated for an Agatha Award

I’m thrilled to announce that Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, from Writer’s Digest Books, has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. The Agatha Awards are sponsored by Malice Domestic, an annual conference held in Bethesda, MD each April, … Continue reading

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Update – Josie #12

For those of you who were at my reading during the last Residency, you’ll recall that I read from the beginning of Antique Blues, which I was proposing as the twelfth in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series. I’m pleased to report … Continue reading

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Justin O’Donnell in Pub Weekly

Justin has a great article in the most prestigious publication of the publishing industry, Publisher’s Weekly. Go Justin!  

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Independent Presses Gaining Respect

I think many of you will be interested in this 2015 article from the The Los Angeles Times. There’s great news about the role of indie presses! From the article: When the National Book Awards’ young writers prize, 5 under … Continue reading

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