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The Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence


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Guelph, ON CA

The 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.

Awards are presented for Best Crime Novel, First Novel, Traditional Mystery, Crime Novel set in Canada, Novella, Short Story, French, Juvenile or YA, and Nonfiction.

Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $1000 for Best Crime Novel and Best First Novel

  • Additional Information: other awards offer prizes from $200 to $500

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