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The Black Orchid Novella Award is a partnership between The Wolfe Pack and "Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine." The award was first given in 2006. The judging criteria is that the novella must be an original unpublished work of fiction in the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series, contains no overt sex or violence, emphasizes the deductive skills of the sleuth, but does not include characters from the original series. Entries must be novella length, from 15,000 to 20,000 words. First prize is $1000 and publication of the novella in "Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine."