The Locked-Room Mystery collection is now closed, and will be compiled and published shortly. Full guidelines for next month’s collection will go up when this one is published, but here’s the main idea:
Thrillers are pretty straightforward. Make a countdown. Put someone’s life in danger. Pit a man against a massive conspiracy, or a crime syndicate. Every moment is tense, every action dangerous, and the protagonist risks life and limb. Pick up some Dean Koontz or James Patterson for the typical popular thriller. Thrillers may contain supernatural, historical, bizarre, fantastical or SF elements.
-Jake (The Staff)