Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards 2019

Sisters in Crime

Event Date: 
31 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Sisters in Crime

The 2019 Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women.

Swinburne University Award 1st Prize – $1500

Simon & Schuster Award 2nd Prize – $1000

The Sun Bookshop/Wild Dingo Press Award 3rd Prize – $500

Elephant Tree Publishing Award for Best Young Writer (under 19) – $500

Melbourne Athenaeum Library Award for Best ‘Body in the Library’ Story – $1000; $500 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 – value $660 (three-month studio residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol)

HQ Fiction Award for Best Romantic Suspense Story – $500

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival Award for Best Bushranger Story – $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 – $400
ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea – $200

Closing date for the awards is 31 August 2019. Entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November.

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