Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award

The Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award

for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Sponsored by Dundurn Press

The first Unhanged Arthur was awarded by the Crime Writers of Canada in 2007 as part of the CWC mandate to recognize and promote the careers of promising new crime writers.

The competition is open to (1) Canadian citizens, no matter where they are living, and to writers, regardless of nationality, who have Permanent Resident status in Canada, and (2) who have never had a novel of any kind published commercially.  

Contestants must have a completed novel manuscript (50,000-110,000 words) at the time of entry.

Click here to read the submission guidelines for our last competition. These will be updated for the next competition on September 1st 2017.

Click here for our Unhanged Arthur Style Guide (which will not change for the next competition).

 

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