The Arthur Ellis Awards
for Excellence in
Canadian Crime Writing
The Arthur Ellis Awards, established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman, are awarded annually by the CWC in the following categories.
For published works:
Best Crime First Novel Best Crime NovelBest Crime Novella (3-yr pilot) Best Crime Short StoryBest French Crime Book(Fiction and Nonfiction) Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book(Fiction and Nonfiction) Best Nonfiction Crime Book
For unpublished authors:
The Unhanged Arthur Award
for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel
The Arthur Ellis Awards are for CRIME WRITING, and are not restricted to mystery writing. Crime-writing encompasses far more than the traditional whodunit. The crime genre includes crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, and thriller writing, as well as fictional or factual accounts of criminal doings and crime-themed literary works. If you are not certain that your submission qualifies as a crime book or story, please contact us at:
Guidelines & Deadlines: Published Books and Stories
Guidelines & Deadlines: Manuscripts by Unpublished Novelists
Shortlist Events - April 18, 2013
Awards Banquet - May 30, 2013
Crime Writers of Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:
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 this year's entries.
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