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The Scarlet Stiletto Awards for crime fiction are now open, so polish your best crime short story for a chance to become part of Australian women’s crime fic history! Also, the Davitt Award: Books in Contention are listed here. Will Katherine Howell take out two in a row with her second book The Darkest Hour? Will hugely successful Kate Morton pip her at the post for The Forgotten Garden? Will Australian crime legend Kerry Greenwood get the nod for Phyrne Fisher mystery #17? Will Chloe Hooper continue her winning run and take out the True Crime Davitt for her depth and precision in The Tall Man? With 41 titles from a range of publishers big and small, the Davitts represent the best of the best in Australian women’s crime writing. Join SinCOz to have your vote.

UDPATE: The Scarlet Stiletto Awards application form will be available soon at the SinCOz website. Meanwhile, this is it here.


A new writing prize:

‘Telstra, in conjunction with the Telecommunications Journal of Australia (TJA) and the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, launched the Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize for Telecommunications and Disability. This new prize of $20 000 will be awarded for the best original paper offered for publication by TJA that demonstrates the tangible benefits that an innovative use of telecommunications technology can deliver in assisting individuals with disabilities.’

See here for more details.


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3 Responses to “Crimes and prizes …”

  1. Vicki,

    Thank you for letting us know that The Scarlet Stiletto Awards for crime fiction are now open. Unfortunately, the link provided relates to 2008. This is no entry form or information posted regarding this year’s awards.

  2. Vicki,

    Oops… typo. I meant to say ‘There is no entry form…’

  3. Meg,

    Hey Vicki, thanks for letting us know!

    I just spoke with Carmel from SinCOz, who explained that their website techs will be updating the SinCOz site to include the application form very soon.

    Meanwhile, I have made it available as a pdf in the Update section in this post.

    Best of luck for the Awards!


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