Enter the 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

08/31/2020 09:00 am 08/31/2020 09:00 am Australia/Melbourne Enter the 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

A record $10,460 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women.

For full details and to download your entry form, go to the Sisters of Crime website, and pay your entry fee via Eventbrite.

Announcing new awards and and increased prize money:

  • Melbourne Athenaeum has boosted the Body in the Library Award prize money to $1250 and $750 (runner-up)
  • Monash University joins us in 2020 to offer the New Writers’ Award ($500), open to women aged 19-25
  • A Thriller Award ($500) replaces HQ Fiction’s Romantic Suspense Award.
  • Affirm Press is now the proud sponsor of the Best Young Writer Award ($500), open to women under 19.

Here is the full list of 2020 Scarlet Stiletto Awards:

  • Swinburne University Award: 1st Prize – $1500
  • Simon & Schuster Award: 2nd Prize – $1000
  • The Sun Bookshop/Wild Dingo Press Award: 3rd Prize – $500
  • Affirm Press for Best Young Writer (under 19) – $500
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library Award for Best ‘Body in the Library’ Story – $1250; $750 runner-up
  • International Association of Forensic Linguists Award for Best Forensic Linguistics Story – $800
  • Every Cloud Productions Award for Best Mystery with History Story – $750
  • Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic Story – $750
  • Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award for the Story with the Most Satisfying Retribution – three-month studio residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol (value $660)
  • HQ Fiction Award for Best Thriller Story – $500
  • The Monash University Award for Best New Writer – $500
  • Clan Destine Press Award for Best Cross-genre Story – $500
  • Liz Navratil Award (Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime) for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Award – $300
  • ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea – $200

You can check out past winners (and gain some inspiration!) in one of the eleven collections of winning stories - available to purchase from Clan Destine Press here.

Closing date for the awards is 31 August 2020. Entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. Due the pandemic and the possibility that the judges may not be able to meet in person, entrants to submit both a hard copy and a pdf of each story. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November, public health advice permitting.  To download an entry form and a list of FAQs, go to our website here Pay your entry fee here.

Event Details

Date:
31 August 2020 at 9:00 am – 9:00 am
Categories:
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Description

A record $10,460 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women.

For full details and to download your entry form, go to the Sisters of Crime website, and pay your entry fee via Eventbrite.

Announcing new awards and and increased prize money:

  • Melbourne Athenaeum has boosted the Body in the Library Award prize money to $1250 and $750 (runner-up)
  • Monash University joins us in 2020 to offer the New Writers’ Award ($500), open to women aged 19-25
  • A Thriller Award ($500) replaces HQ Fiction’s Romantic Suspense Award.
  • Affirm Press is now the proud sponsor of the Best Young Writer Award ($500), open to women under 19.

Here is the full list of 2020 Scarlet Stiletto Awards:

  • Swinburne University Award: 1st Prize – $1500
  • Simon & Schuster Award: 2nd Prize – $1000
  • The Sun Bookshop/Wild Dingo Press Award: 3rd Prize – $500
  • Affirm Press for Best Young Writer (under 19) – $500
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library Award for Best ‘Body in the Library’ Story – $1250; $750 runner-up
  • International Association of Forensic Linguists Award for Best Forensic Linguistics Story – $800
  • Every Cloud Productions Award for Best Mystery with History Story – $750
  • Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic Story – $750
  • Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award for the Story with the Most Satisfying Retribution – three-month studio residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol (value $660)
  • HQ Fiction Award for Best Thriller Story – $500
  • The Monash University Award for Best New Writer – $500
  • Clan Destine Press Award for Best Cross-genre Story – $500
  • Liz Navratil Award (Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime) for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Award – $300
  • ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea – $200

You can check out past winners (and gain some inspiration!) in one of the eleven collections of winning stories - available to purchase from Clan Destine Press here.

Closing date for the awards is 31 August 2020. Entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. Due the pandemic and the possibility that the judges may not be able to meet in person, entrants to submit both a hard copy and a pdf of each story. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November, public health advice permitting.  To download an entry form and a list of FAQs, go to our website here Pay your entry fee here.