THE LOVE IS MURDER Mystery Conference has announced a first ever short story writing contest. It is open to authors who have never been published in fiction in any medium, the story must be in the crime, suspense, thriller, or horror genre and the maximum word count is 5,000 words. Deadline is July 16. Further details can be found on the Love Is Murder website under the “Events” tab. Winners will be announced at Love Is Murder (February 4-6, 2011, Rosemont, Ill. ) and will be published in the February issue of CrimeSpree Magazine.
Another first for Love Is Murder is a track on the graphic novel. An expert panel will teach the nuts and bolts of this widely popular genre. So if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to produce such a story, this will be the place to find out.
Love Is Murder, as I’ve said before, is the almost perfect conference for would-be mystery writers. There is ample time to meet with editors and agents and to pitch their work. If there is only one conference that you can attend, this is the one. Hope to see you there!