DEADLINE: August 31, 2009.
GENRE: Short Stories, Novels, Scripts and Screenplays.
DETAILS: Free contest offers large prizes for mystery writing in
several genres: original plays, screenplays, teleplays, and short
stories for both adult and youth audiences. All entries should be
able to be performed (read) in under an hour.
PRIZES: $ 10,000 for "Best New Work" (one prize across all genres),
$ 5,000 for "Best New Writer", $2,500 for "Outstanding Screenplay
or Teleplay", $1,000 for "Best Work for Young Adults (12-18)",
$1,000 for "Best Short Mystery Play" (category includes one-act
plays, short screenplays, and short stories).