This is just an FYI from my local newspaper. Don't know where it goes, so it's in "publishing" at least til a moderator moves it to the appropriate forum (or I put it in the right place and leaves it here). A New York publisher of crime fiction is putting out an international search for a new novelist. Soho Crime has created the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel contest, named for a prolific British mystery writer who won the highest prizes from the Mystery Writers of America. The winner of the new contest will receive a publication contract with Soho, with a US $10,000 advance. Details are available at: loveseymysterycontest.com Maybe someone in here will win. Good luck to all.