2023 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Novel Competition
Welcome to the 2023 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Novel Competition!
Please read all of the rules and guidelines before submitting your entry. You can find the complete rules and guidelines at us.macmillan.com/minotaurbooks/writing-competitions.
To enter, you must complete this form and upload an electronic file of your Manuscript.
Only electronic submissions, uploaded through this entry form, will be considered; do not mail or e-mail
manuscript submissions to Minotaur Books.
- Before uploading, please ensure that your Manuscript is formatted as follows:
- 1) The Manuscript must be either a Microsoft Word document or a PDF
- 2) Text must be double spaced
- 3) Pages must be numbered consecutively from beginning to end
- 4) The Manuscript must be saved as “Manuscript Title_Entrant Name”
Because of the great volume of submissions we receive and the fact that judges are volunteers with full-time responsibilities elsewhere, it is important that you submit your Manuscript as early as possible. Submissions will get a more careful reading if the judge does not have to contend with a flood of last-minute entries.
To be considered for the 2023 competition, all submissions must be received by 11:59pm EST on December 16, 2022.
If you have questions or need further clarification regarding the rules and guidelines of this competition, you may contact us at MB-MWAFirstCrimeNovelCompetition@StMartins.com.
Thank you for participating, and good luck!