The Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter here in Austin is offering a fun opportunity for aspiring mystery authors. The Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event (BBSAWE) is calling for all unpublished, aspiring writers of thrillers, true crime, noir or any mystery genre for, young or old readers, to submit the first 500 words of their mystery manuscript along with a brief synopsis. All who submit will be paired with a published author mentor for one-on-one sessions and recognition at the BBSAWE in May of each year. The submission deadline is March 31, 2014.
This is not a contest – there is no judging and no fee. It is a wonderful opportunity for writers unpublished in the mystery field to be mentored by published authors and recognized by the Austin Sisters in Crime chapter. All aspiring writers MUST attend the Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event to be held Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Austin, Texas, at 2 p.m. at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756.
All entries should be received by March 31, 2014. Unpublished mystery writers should email their 100 word synopsis along with the first 500 words of their manuscript to Gale Albright at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only one submission per person. Formatting rules, submission guidelines, and answers to any questions can be found on the BBSAWE website.