26th Scarlett Stiletto Awards
Closing Date: 31 August 2019
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://www.sistersincrime.org.au/the-scarlet-stiletto-awards/
The idea for a national award for short stories, written by Australian women and featuring a strong female protagonist, was cooked up over a few glasses of wine in 1994 at a convenors’ meeting in St Kilda, Victoria. The purpose was to support and unearth new talent.
This has been achieved in spades.
In the 25 years to 2018, 3471 stories have been entered with 26 Scarlet Stiletto Award winners – including category winners – going on to have novels published.
$10,060 is on offer in prize money.
Closing date: 31 August 2019
Maximum length: 5000 words
Entry fee: $25 / $20 Sisters in Crime members
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November.