Crime Fiction Awards News

CAPITAL CRIME AMAZON PUBLISHING NEW VOICES AWARD

The winner of the 2021 Capital Crime Amazon Publishing New Voices Award has been announced.

  • The Black Pool by Darren Boyle 

He will receive a £1000 cash prize, a trophy, and a potential offer of publication from Thomas & Mercer, the mystery and thriller imprint of prize sponsor Amazon Publishing

The Amazon New Voices Award is open to unpublished mystery, thriller, and crime fiction manuscripts in English from writers around the world. 

The judges also gave two honorable mentions:

  • Patti Buff for The Ice Beneath Me
  • Casey King for No Time to Cry

TONY HILLERMAN PRIZE

The winner of the 2020 Tony Hillerman Prize for debut crime writers was revealed October 9. 

  • Off the Air by Christina Estes

The Hillerman Prize is awarded annually to the best debut crime fiction set in the Southwest. Estes is an Emmy award-winning reporter who lives in Phoenix, and is also a founding member of Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers. Off the Air is the story of a local TV news reporter who gets the scoop of a lifetime while investigating the murder of a popular radio talk show host. But the killer is determined to keep her silent.

THE INAUGURAL GLENCAIRN GLASS CRIME SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Glencairn Glass, manufacturer of whiskey glasses and sponsor of the Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival, are launching a crime short story competition: the Glencairn Glass Crime Short Story Competition.

All story entries must be no more than 2000 words long and based on the theme ‘A Crystal-Clear Crime.’

The first prize winner will receive £1000, and two runners up will each receive £250. All three winners will also receive a set of six bespoke engraved Glencairn Glasses and the overall winning entry will be published by Scottish Field as well as on the Glencairn Glass website.

Further details about competition rules and regulations are available at www.whiskyglass.com

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the stories.]

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