Mystery Writing Contest for Kids

Rhema Sayers
October 8, 2019

The Arizona Mystery Writers sponsor a contest for youth ages 9–16 each year. The dates are October 1, 2019, to February 1, 2020. The contest is free to enter, and multiple entries are allowed. Word limit is 2500 words. It must be a mystery or suspense or thriller. Details are on the website for Arizona Mystery Writers under Contest. Please pass this on to your children or grandchildren, your nieces and nephews, your students and neighbors and friends. Prizes are $50 for first place, $25 for second and $15 for third. Winning stories will be published on the website. The email for the contest coordinator (me) is

The contest is judged blind, so don't put names or any ID on the story. We want lots of entries.