THE CARTER BROWN MYSTERY WRITING AWARDS
The competition is open to all writers over the age of 18 writing novella-length adult crime/mystery fiction (around 20,000–50,000 words).
Entries open 1 August 2018 and close 5 pm AEST 31 October 2018. The winner will be announced in February 2019 and the winning entry will be published in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in May 2019.
Never mind what Al thinks, the Alan Geoffrey Yates (1 August 1923 – 5 May 1985) story is as remarkable as any of his books. It’s the story of one of the most popular and prolific authors the world has ever seen. It’s the story of how Alan G. Yates wrote under his own name and many pseudonyms, the most famous being Carter Brown.
Of how Yates, born in England, became one of Australia’s greatest literary exports, writing stories mostly set in a fictional US city. Many of which were written long before he’d even set foot in the country. It’s the story of how these books not only appealed to Americans and Australians but also had huge international success becoming the second most translated books after The Bible.
Here’s the place to find out his story…and his many other stories. The place to keep up to date with the Carter Brown Foundation as it strives to create opportunities for new talent and to find new outlets and new ways of telling the stories of Alan G Yates.
Carter Brown novels are now being re-published