Mystery Short Story Contest

Mystery Short Story Contest

As part of the inaugural Key West Mystery Fest, the Waterfront Playhouse is sponsoring a Mystery Short Story Contest.

Starting with a blank sheet of paper can be a frightening experience for a writer.  But this time, you don’t have to.  The introduction to the mystery has already been written by Hy Conrad (writer/producer of the hit TV series Monk and White Collar).  You just need to write the ending.

In 500 words or less (not counting the introduction), please complete the story “Check Out Time.” (Click here for introduction to “Check Out Time.”)

Awards will be given for Best Overall Mystery Story, Most Creative Interpretation , and Best Student Entry.

Deadline for submission is May 4, 2012.

PRIZES

  • Best Story:  $200 + trophy + 2 tickets to awards brunch on May 13 + 2 tickets to Home Exchange at the Waterfront Playhouse
  • Most Creative:  $100 + 2 tickets to awards brunch on May 13 + 2 tickets to Home Exchange at the Waterfront Playhouse
  • Best Student Entry: Most Creative:  $100 + 2 tickets to awards brunch on May 13 + 2 tickets to Home Exchange at the Waterfront Playhouse

TIMING

  • Entries due via email ([email protected]) by May 4, 2012
  • Winner announced in Solares Hill and at awards breakfast (Westin Key West Resort & Marina) on Sunday, May 13, 2012.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Please email your entry (500 words or less) to [email protected] along with:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Phone number
  • Indicate whether or not you are a student

 

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