Wattpad Reveals Mystery Novel Prizewinners

Mobile and online book community Wattpad has announced the winners of its Best Mystery/Suspense Novel in 10,000 Words or Less Contest, staged in partnership with Evan Marshall – literary agent, bestselling mystery novelist, and co-author with Martha Jewett of The Marshall Plan Novel Writing Software. The contest was held in celebration of the publication this month of Dark Alley, the third book in Marshalls Hidden Manhattan Mysteries series.
The winners were Shadowed Suspicions by Rachel Kramer Chrisita O'Brien: Chronicles of a Black Butterfly by Yeilis Quintana Ramirez; Sunshine Yellow by William Heinecke; and 16 Shades Of Grey And A Little Black by Brian Ridgway
We had several hundred entries, which was extremely gratifying, says Marshall. I was impressed by the writers talent and energy, and also by the variety of stories submitted. Wattpad is a wonderful platform for writers who want peer feedback on their work.
All four winning novels will be featured on Wattpad and also on Marshalls own mystery website, EvanMarshallMysteries.com.
Separately, Wattpad has announced that one of its writers, Jose Alfredo Vazquez, has signing his first print publishing deal. Vazquez first published his ebook The War Against Them: A Zombie Novel on Wattpad in the Summer of 2009 and became a Wattpad featured writer. Apocalyptic-horror-and-zombie-fiction focused Living Dead Press has since purchased the publishing rights to this title.