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30 Jul 2012 until 31 Aug 2012
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Scarlett Stiletto Awards

19th Annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards

2012 Women’s Crime & Mystery

Short Story Competition

Story length: 5000 words max.
Entry fee: $10
Closing date: 31 August 2012
Judges: Sisters in Crime national co-convenors

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1st Prize: $1000 (plus the coveted Scarlet Stiletto trophy)
KILLCITY 2nd Prize: $400
THE CATE KENNEDY  3rd Prize: $350
ALLEN & UNWIN Young Writer’s Award: $500
Athenaeum Library Body in the Library Award: $1000 Runner-up: $500
THE KERRY GREENWOOD Malice Domestic Award: $500
THE CLAN DESTINE PRESS  Cross-genre Award: $300
The Catherine Leppert  Best Environmental Theme Award: $250
BENN’S BOOKS  Best Investigative Story Award: $200 voucher
SCRIPTWORKS Great Film Idea Award: $200
PULP FICTION Funniest Crime Award: $150 voucher

For further information:
www.sistersincrime.org.au
Carmel Shute: 0412 569 356

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1   All entries are to be original and unpublished works of the author.

2   The competition is open to women residents inAustralia.

3   The competition closes on 31 August 2012.

4   Stories must contain an active woman protagonist and a crime/mystery theme.

5   The Allen & Unwin Young Writer’s Award is open only to women under 18 years.
Proof of age should accompany the entry.

6   Stories entered in the Athenaeum Library Body in the Library Award must include
the words ‘body in the library’.

7   There is a maximum of two entries per author.

8   Stories can have a maximum of 5000 words. No minimum applies.

9   Each story should be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. Cheques or money orders are
to be made payable to Sisters in Crime Australia Inc.

10  Authors are required to present two copies of each entered story.

11  Text should be doubled-spaced (1.5), printed on one side of A4 paper, and stapled.

12  Name, address, telephone numbers and email address should be supplied on a separate
cover page, which will be detached after registration. Use only the page number and/or
story title as a page tag. Do not put your name on any page other than the cover page.

13  Indicate clearly the relevant award(s) of entry. Stories can be entered for more than one award at no extra cost (e.g. General and Malice Domestic).

14  Entries will not be returned.

15  Sisters in CrimeAustraliareserves the right to retain copies of shortlisted stories for purposes of reproduction. Copyright remains with the author.

16  Judges for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards are the national co-convenors of Sisters in CrimeAustraliaand previous two-time winners of the Scarlet Stiletto trophy.

17  Sisters in Crime national co-convenors and judges are ineligible to enter.

18  The judges’ decision is final. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in any category.

19  Winners will be announced at the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony – tentatively Friday 23 November at 8 pm, The Rising Sun Hotel,South Melbourne.

2012 REGISTRATION FORM

For each entry, please send a completed copy of this registration form, the $10 entry fee and two copies of the story to: 2012 Scarlet Stiletto Awards,PO Box121, Bittern 3918. (Cheques or money orders are to be made payable to Sisters in Crime Australia Inc.)

Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Phone: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Email address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Title of story: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Award(s):

General

Young Writer

Body in the Library

Malice Domestic

Cross-genre

Best Environmental Theme

Best Investigative Story

Great Film Idea

Funniest Crime

 

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