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The Tenth Annual Black Orchid Novella Award 2016

The Tenth Annual Black Orchid Novella Award 2016

Important parts of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe’s opus are novellas. To celebrate this format, the Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine have partnered to sponsor the Black Orchid Novella Award. The initial announcement in 2006 was greeted with enthusiasm by the mystery community. Jane Cleland, long-term Wolfe Pack member, is the chair of the event

Topic

Any Novella

Organizer

The Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Prizes

First Prize: $1,000

Deadline

31 May, 2016

Guidelines

  • Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series.
  • The mystery should be “traditional” in flavor.
  • The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences.
  • The killer must be known to the victim. No random psycho shootings.
  • The characters (male or female) must have an engaging relationship.
  • There needs to be some wit.
  • The timing could be retro or current.
  • There should be no explicit sex or violence.
  • The detective could be a professional or amateur.
  • The setting could be NYC or Boston or wherever.
  • We’re not looking for anything derivative of the Nero Wolfe character, milieu, etc.
  • Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by the deadline.
  • The winner will be announced at The Wolfe Pack’s Annual Black Orchid Banquet in New York City, the first Saturday of December.
  • The Black Orchid Novella Award is a blind contest. In order to be considered, your manuscript must follow the standards set out below exactly. Your manuscript must:
    1. Be typed and printed in Times Roman, 12 pt., double spaced, single side only, with 1 inch margins. All pages must be numbered.
    2. Be a copy—please keep the original—manuscripts will not be returned
    3. Contain two cover sheets:
      • Top cover sheet should list your name, address, phone number, novella title, word count, and number of pages
      • The bottom cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript, the word count, and the number of pages.
    4. Include a header on every page containing the title and page number only. Do not put your name or contact information on the manuscript except on one of the two cover sheets as described above.
    5. Clip the pages together. Do not bind them. Do not put them in a binder of any kind.
    6. If you’d like, you’re welcome to include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. The postcard will be mailed to you to indicate our receipt of your novella.
    7. Submissions should be sent to:
      Jane K. Cleland, Chair
      BONA
      P.O. 3233
      New York, NY 10163-3233

Inquiries

For questions send an e-mail to the Chair, Jane K. Cleland via blackorchidaward@nerowolfe.org

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