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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Whodunnit Contest Guidelines are up!

Whodunnit 2015 Contest is underway!

Sleuths’ Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest

Deadline:  May 31, 2015


1.    Write a short, solve-it-yourself mystery of no more than 700 words of the type published weekly in WOMAN’S WORLD magazine .  The count must include both the narrative and the solution.  (Check out an issue of Woman’s World to get a feel for the story type and presentation.  The magazine leans toward  “fun” stories rather than “dark” stories.)

2.    Submit your entries via email in an attached Word Document to whodunnitcontest2015@gmail.com.  Do NOT put identifying information (name, address, etc) on the document itself, but DO include in the body of the email your name, address, phone number, email address.IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your email your method of payment. (Check or PayPal).

Entry Fees:   Submit as many times as you like but each submission must include an entry fee of $5.00.  Make checks payable to Sleuths’ Ink and mail to :       Toni Somers
          1338 S. Fairway
          Springfield, MO  65804

or pay via PayPal click the button below

3.    Prizes:  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries as follows:
First:  $100.00   Second:  $50.00   Third:  $25.00
Fourth and Fifth place entries will each receive an Honorable Mention Certificate.

BONUS FOR ALL ENTRANTS:  Each entrant will receive feedback from one or more of the judges who are all published writers.

Email your entries to whodunnitcontest2015@gmail.com no later than midnightMay 31, 2015.

And finally, whether or not you win, consider submitting your stories to Woman’s World magazine.  Who knows? You may get published too!

Note:  This contest is sponsored by Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers of Springfield, MO and has no official affiliation with Woamn’s World magazine.