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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Another Literary Parody contest 

The night before the Edgar Awards, Partners & Crime hosts its spoof version, the Nevermores. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the store's opening, the party promises to be extra special in terms of doling out booze, birthday cake and gentle jabs at mystery stalwarts. And for the second year in a row, the store hosts a contest for those who wish to engage in some Bullwer-Lytton type of writing:

The Challenge: CAN YOU DO WORSE?
Write the opening paragraph for the world?s worst hard-boiled mystery, the planet?s most tedious cozy mystery, or the most tiresome historical mystery from the Big Bang to the present.

The Rules: Enter as many times as you like, in as many categories as you like. All entries must include your name, your phone number, your email address (if available), and the name of the entry?s category: COZY, HISTORICAL, or HARD-BOILED

The Deadline: All entries are due by 2:00 pm on Monday, April 26. Entries may be emailed to Partners & Crime (partners@crimepays.com) or delivered to the store at 44 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

The Winners: Winning entries will be announced and read at THE NEVERMORE AWARDS CEREMONY Wednesday, April 28, at 7:30 pm. Winners not present at the ceremony will be contacted, but we hope you will join us.


Last year's winners were well-applauded after inducing a serious number of side-splitting, gut-busting laughs. Looking forward to seeing if the same thing will happen again.

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