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This crime writing contest is open to any writer who submits a fiction story of 4,000 words or less and the $25 entry fee.
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- Awarded by:
- Writer's Digest
First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $5,000 cash, promotion in Writer's Digest, $100 worth of Writer's Digest Books and the 2016 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Honorable Mention: Honorable Mentions will receive promotion in Writer's Digest and the 2016 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.
- One cash award offered annually.
The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.