Monday, March 19, 2007

The Black Orchid Novella Award

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and The Wolfe Pack, the official Nero Wolfe society, are partnering for a new annual writing prize: the Black Orchid Novella Award will honor an unpublished mystery novella (15-20,000 words) written in the tradition of the Nero Wolfe stories, emphasizing deductive skills and eschewing overt sex and violence.

The winner gets $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. The first Black Orchid Novella Award will be announced at The Wolfe Pack’s annual Winter Banquet in December. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2007. Here are the press release and the rules.
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.