Gather.com is back with another novel competition. This time they're teaming up with Court TV to search for the next big crime novelist. As with previous competitions, the entry guidelines say authors can join gather and post their first chapter for judging by Gather members and a panel of judges. Winner gets a publishing contract with Borders and $5,000 advance.
First chapters should be between 2,000 and 10,000 words and must be submitted to Gather.com between October 1 - November 11, 2007. Authors must be unpublished to enter. They have the rules and more details listed on their website.