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The Arthur Ellis Awards is open for Submissions

The 2019 Arthur Ellis Award Submission Rules are live on the website. There are new entry forms and a new address for submissions. If you are entering the Unhanged category, for authors who have never published a full-length novel, we recommend that entrants read the Style Guide before sending anything.
New Arthur Ellis Awards Manager
 CWC is happy to announce that Ludvica Boota is the Arthur Ellis Awards Manager (AEAM) for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards. Ludvica has been doing an exemplary job in the Assistant Executive Director (AED) position especially in helping expand CWC's social media presence and keeping our books in order. These tasks naturally overlap with the AEAM job...except that she'll also be managing a completely different set of books.
Got a question? Contact Ludvica at

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If you are a veteran, new, or aspiring author, librarian, book seller, publishing professional or an avid reader of mystery, suspense and true crime, now is a great time to join Crime Writers of Canada.


Membership is only for new and lapsed members and is only active until 31 December, 2018 when all members must renew for 2019.

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Rakuten Kobo Features Arthur Ellis Awards Finalists

Rakuten Kobo, sponsor of the Arthur Ellis Awards Best First Novel, is featuring the shortlisted books at: 


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