• MARVELOUS MYSTERY

  • MARVELOUS MYSTERY Contest – OV-NWA OH Division.

    Let’s celebrate National Mystery Month. May 2nd is also National Harry Potter Day – but that contest was in March.  For our May contest, follow in the footsteps of our marvelous sleuths - Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, or Hercule Poirot, just to name a few.  You can use one of these detectives, choose another of your preference or create your own!  Write an impossible-to-solve mystery, then solve it.  10,000-word count (a bit flexible).  Prizes: First Prize: $100, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Second Prize: $75, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Third Prize: $50, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. No minimum or maximum for Honorable Mentions. HM Prizes: Plaque and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers.  Deadline: Post Mark must be no earlier than first day of May and no later than last day of June.  Judges Deadline: July 15.  Awards will be mailed out no later than July 20.  To enter, click on the link below to go to the entry form.  Make sure to have your story, your entry form and your $15 money order (no checks) in your envelope before mailing.

    Tips:  Read one book of each of the above ‘detectives’ to get a feel of what we want.
    Options:  Can be Juvenile or Adult.  Story can have implements of a GHOST or CHRISTIAN influence/POV.

    Judges:  3-member panel and Guest Judge: (to be determined, check back)
     

    Marvelous Mystery Contest Entry Form