The contest is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America.
You may submit one manuscript (no less than approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story.
Only electronic submissions, uploaded through the online entry form, will be considered.
If a winner is selected, Minotaur Books will offer to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the entrant for publication of the winning Manuscript. After execution of the standard form author’s agreement by both parties, the winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.