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Saturday, April 20, 2013

WHODUNNIT? A Mystery Contest Sponsored by Sleuths' Ink


WHODUNNIT?

A MYSTERY CONTEST

sponsored by

SLEUTHS' INK MYSTERY WRITERS

Springfield, MO

 

Join the ranks of mystery writers and try your hand at writing a mini-mystery. If you've never written this genre, we suggest you read Woman’s World magazine, which publishes a new mystery weekly. The mysteries are located near the back, are always 700 words, and a solution is provided.

These mysteries are fun and interactive. And who doesn’t like to solve a whodunnit? Put on a Columbo trench coat and try your hand at this genre.

 

Guidelines and Word Count:

Simply write a short "solve-it-yourself" mystery of 700 words. That count must include the narrative and the solution. Stories should be fun and entertaining with an ending that challenges to the reader to figure out whodunnit or howdunnit. 

Submission information:  

Send your entry to Sleuthsink95@gmail.com. Write "Contest Submission" in the subject line.

 

Payment information:

Include a $5 entry fee per entry. (You may enter as many times as you want, but you’ll need to mail $5 for each entry.)

You’ll need to mail your entry fee to

Shirley McCann

4750 S. Ridgecrest Drive

Springfield, MO 65810

 

You will receive a confirmation once we’ve received your entry and your fee.

 

 

Prizes:

$65  First prize

$25  Second prize

$10  Third prize

 

Additionally, all entries will receive feedback by at least two published WW authors! What have you got to lose?

 

Deadline: May 31, 2013

(winners will be announced in early July)

 

Note: This is a contest sponsored by Sleuths' Ink Mystery Writers, and has no affiliation with Woman’s World Magazine. We do, however, encourage you to submit your finished story to WW. Remember, you are eligible to win cash prizes, plus your stories will be judged and critiqued by at least two published Woman’s World authors.

 

Questions? Email us at Sleuthsink95@gmail.com and good luck!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Speaker - Ron Yoder of Southwest Missouri Forensics

Wanna know what to look for at a crime scene? Do you know how to determine time of death? Can you define Lividity and Livor Temperature?

If you have questions about Crime Scenes and Au-topsies, you won’t want to miss Saturday’s meet-ing.

Not only is Ron the former Greene County Deputy Medical Examiner, and now owns Southwest Mis-souri Forensics in Nixa, Missouri, but he’s also been an honorary member of Sleuths’ Ink since he first spoke to our group many years ago. You won’t want to miss this infor-mative meeting, as well as Ron’s delightful sense of humor. As our President, Wanda Fittro, has said, Ron makes death "fun".