The Murder Internationale Award

This award about jet setting criminals is due 24 June 2018



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Writing Prompt

Murder most foul. Murder most cunning. Murder by passport. Murder that crosses borders.

For this award, construct a mini murder mystery that transcends the nation state, taking part across borders and timezones.

Maybe Interpol is involved, or perhaps it’s a lone private eye on the trail of a jet setting bad guy, the choice is yours. All that we ask is you include:

  • A stained uniform
  • Unclaimed baggage
  • A sandwich with unexpected filling


All genres are welcome and encouraged.

Word Count

550 words max. No minimum word count.

Due Date

This story is due Sunday 24 June 2018


All authors are eligible for this award.


  • First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
  • All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:

In the body text:

  • Title
  • Author name
  • Award name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

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