The Text Prize (Text Publishing) for Young Adult and Children's Writing

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

Writing science into crime fiction: Author’s attitudes to forensic science in their work

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.