In addition to the Northern Colorado Writer contests I mentioned in this week's Wednesday Potpourri, there's a brand new contest sponsored by Chiseled in Rock blog that you need to check out.
This one is called Incite Denver, has minimal requirements (except that you have a completed manuscript), and doesn't cost anything...unless you have to travel from a great distance for the February 29th event in Denver because only those in attendance have a chance of winning. I guess that means most of the entries will come from the Denver area, or at least the Front Range of Colorado.
Killer Nashville's 2012 Claymore Award
Registration deadline is May 31, 2012. Visit the Killer Nashville website for more information on this award for unpublished crime literature.