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The Arthur Ellis Awards has a new address. 

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2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Submission Rules

Submissions open 1 September, 2018


2019 Submission Rules for the Arthur Ellis Awards for works published in 2018

Arthur Ellis Awards entry form- Online Payment (For entering and paying online.)

Arthur Ellis Awards entry form - Mail-In Payment (For entering online but paying by cheque.)

Printable entry form (For those who prefer printed forms, and are paying by cheque.)

Les prix Arthur Ellis appel de soumission



2019 Submission Rules for The "Unhanged Arthur" Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript

Unhanged Arthur online entry form - Online and Mail-In Payment (For entering online with the choice of online payment or cheque.)

Printable entry form for "Unhanged Arthur" (For those who prefer printed forms, and are paying by cheque.)

Unhanged Arthur Award Style Guide (Contains formatting rules.)



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