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Saturday, October 15, 2011


We normally don’t post a blog entry on Saturdays, but we have some exciting news to announce. Many of our readers are aspiring writers. For those of you who write mysteries, we wanted to let you know about the annual McCloy-MWA Scholarship.

Many writing contests are bogus and charge huge entry fees. That’s not the case with the McCloy-MWA Scholarship. Applicants pay nothing. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required. Promising writers have a good chance of receiving one of TWO scholarships of up to $500 EACH to use toward tuition and registration fees (excluding travel or accommodations) for a writing course, workshop, or series of classes held live (not online) in the US.

Applicants can submit adult or young adult nonfiction, or the first 3 chapters of a novel, or 3 short stories, or a script in any mystery or suspense genre.

Rules and an address for FAQs and individual questions are posted on http://mysterywriters.org (click on McCloy Scholarship in the sidebar).

Postmark deadline for entries: last day in February of each year.

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