The Al Blanchard Awards Committee of the New England Crime Bake is currently accepting submissions for the 2010 contest.
Your entry should be a crime story by a New England author or with a New England setting, previously unpublished (in print or electronically), no more than 5,000 words in length, and may include the following genres: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, and horror (no torture or killing of children or animals.) We will accept two submissions per author, and are willing to look at a previous submission, provided we have only read it once before. For New England authors, it´s fine to submit the same story to both the contest and the current Level Best Books´ anthology.
The prize includes: a $100 cash award, publication in Level Best Books´ Crime Fiction anthology for 2010, admission to the Crime Bake contest, and a handsome plaque. The award is presented at the Crime Bake conference in November, but the winner is not required to attend the conference.
There is no entry free, and the deadline for submission is April 30, 2010. For details on how to submit, visit the crime bake website: