The Arthur Ellis Awards
for Excellence in
Canadian Crime Writing
Every year, Arthur submissions open on September 1. Unhanged submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by October 15. Published submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by December 15.
Please check the current rules for details.
Best Novel Longlist Announcement
Due to the number of excellent entries in our Best Novel Category, we will be announcing the judges' longlist of top 10 books on April 10, 2014.
Arthur Ellis Short List Events take place April 24, 2014 in cities across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa.
Details will be posted and updated on the front page.
The Arthur Ellis Awards Banquet takes place in Toronto June 5, 2014
Ticket information and event details will be posted and updated on the front page.
The prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 7 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.
Best Crime First Novel
Best Crime Novel
Best Crime Novella (3-year pilot)
Best Crime Short Story
Best French Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)
Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)
Best Nonfiction Crime Book
Click here for rules.
For unpublished authors:
The Unhanged Arthur Award
for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel
Crime Writers of Canada would like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community
for making the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years.
Click here for last year's entries.
Canadian Crime Writing
The prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 6 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.
The six categories include
Best Novel — Best First Novel — Best Crime French
Best Crime Nonfiction
Best Juvenile/Young Adult — Best Short Story
Additionally we have a mysterious 7th Award designed to launch the writing careers of new Canadian crime writers
Prizes are provided annually for Best Novel, Best First Novel and Best Unhanged.
Sponsor for Best NovelAward
Sponsor for UnhangedAward
Click here for this year's entries.
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