Here's info about a mystery conference AND mystery writing contest:
Murder in the Grove's "Death on Demand" Conference with Guest of Honor Pulitzer Prize-nominee Carolyn Hart will be held June 10-11, 2005, at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho. Author panels and workshops on the craft of writing will be held, plus one-on-one and group appointments with agents and editors.
The early registration cost of $100 (April 30, 2005, cutoff) includes all workshops and panels, a book fair, dessert party, luncheon, and Saturday night reception and entertainment. Agent and editor appointments, including manuscript reviews, are additional. Special rates for conference participants will be available at the Grove Hotel.
Visit www.murderinthegrove.com for more info.
Also, a writing contest for unpublished mystery writers is connected with the conference, but you do NOT need to attend to win. See the above web site and click on "Contest" for more info.