Awarded annually to the best manuscript written for young adults and children, the Text Prize has unearthed extraordinary, multi-award-winning novels and launched international publishing careers. The winner receives $10,000 and a publishing contract with Text Publishing. http://textpublishing.com.au/about-text/the-text-prize
The submission dates are Monday 3 March – Friday 4 April 2014
Murder mystery takes intricate plotting, you need to set up multiple characters who might be responsible, and you need to have an original spin to stand out in this popular genre. In today’s post, crime writer Luke Preston shares some of his tips. http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/01/17/writing-crime/
The Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago is looking for writers of crime fiction to participate in an online anonymous survey looking at their attitude toward the forensic science they include in their novels and the potential effects of it.
If you write crime fiction and have a few moments to complete the survey, your participation would be hugely appreciated.
Also, if you're a fan of Leonard's inimitable style this New Yorker piece hits the right notes:
The Dutch Accent: Elmore Leonard's Talk : The New Yorker