Writing contest for mystery connoisseurs

Deadline: May 31 Award: PDF copy of anthology + ongoing royalties (2% per published story).

Writing contest for mystery connoisseurs

Do you like writing short cozy mysteries? If so, we would love to invite you to submit your work for potential inclusion in our first Warm Mug of Cozy Anthology.

Who can participate: Anyone at least 17 years of age, including emerging authors and never-published writers.

Language: English only.

Theme: No restriction, as long as your story follows the classic rules of Cozy Mystery.

Fee: $5 per story, up to 5 stories per participant.

Maximum length per story: 5,000 words.

Please note the following:

  • Previously published work is acceptable, but we would much prefer receiving original content for our anthology. However, we have a zero-tolerance policy for simultaneous submissions.
  • Any unprofessional behaviors, threats and false accusations levelled against us will be addressed in the following manner: automatic rejection of your submission, no fee refund, and indefinite ban from submitting to us.
  • While we understand that mistakes happen, it is your responsibility to read and follow our guidelines. We will not contact writers who have incorrectly submitted to us to give them a second chance.
  • We will automatically reject submissions that are sent without payment or with the incorrect amount. No refund will be issued. You can however contact us to pay any difference owed if you still wish us to consider your submission.

For more information, visit https://warmmugofcozy.com/anthology-submission/.