Thursday, May 17, 2012

Calling all novella writers!

The Black Orchid Novella Award is given by the Nero Wolfe Society. Deadline is May 31 (ie SOON!) And there's an actual monetary award attached--sweeeet!

Here are the details.

I have a particular fondness for Nero Wolfe and his devotees, not least because his house is two blocks from my office!

454 West 35th Street New York City

7 comments:

Charley said...

Cool, thanks!

Helena Halme said...

This is a little too late for me this year, but if it's an annual competition, I'll put it in my diary for May 2013. I love this genre and would very much like to try it out.

Helena

Jane K. Cleland said...

Wonderful! Thanks to Janet for posting this notification. To Helena, it is indeed an annual contest; we welcome your submission for next year's contest.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

Alas, I do not write novellas. But I LOVE Nero Wolfe. In fact, I named my laptop Nero, and my cell phone Archie.

Nero (the laptop) mainly stays at home, is very useful for solving problems, and gets most of his work done from a comfy chair. He CAN go out, but rarely does, other than to the back garden, since I don't have a rooftop garden. Archie (the cell phone) is always on the go, is handy for bringing all the facts home at the end of the day, and keeps in touch with everyone.

Colin Smith said...

Thanks, Janet--I was not aware of this. In fact, I have a detective novella hanging around that, with a little editing, might be a suitable submission. Cool! :)

Steven J. Wangsness said...

May 31? Sheesh, I'd better get to work. First, come up with a story...

Michael Seese said...

Novella? I've GOT a novella that is looking for a home. Thanks so much!