Awards

Awards

arthur-200The Arthur Ellis Awards

for Excellence in

Canadian Crime Writing

 

Deadlines

Every year, Arthur submissions open on September 1. Unhanged submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by October 15. Published submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by December 15.

Please check the current rules for details.

 

Best Novel Longlist Announcement

Due to the number of excellent entries in our Best Novel Category, we will be announcing the judges' longlist of top 10 books on April 10, 2014.

 

Shortlist Events

Arthur Ellis Short List Events take place April 24, 2014 in cities across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Details will be posted and updated on the front page.

 

Award Banquet

The Arthur Ellis Awards Banquet takes place in Toronto June 5, 2014

Ticket information and event details will be posted and updated on the front page.

 

 

The prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 7 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.

 

Published Categories

Best Crime First Novel 

Best Crime Novel

Best Crime Novella (3-year pilot)

Best Crime Short Story

Best French Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Best Nonfiction Crime Book

Click here for rules.

 

For unpublished authors:

The Unhanged Arthur Award

for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

 

 

 

 

 

Crime Writers of Canada would like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community

for making the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years. 

 

Click here for last year's entries.

 The Arthur Ellis Awards

for Excellence in

Canadian Crime Writing

The prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 6 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.

The six categories include

Best Novel — Best First Novel — Best Crime French

Best Crime Nonfiction

Best Juvenile/Young Adult — Best Short Story

 

Additionally we have a mysterious 7th Award designed to launch the writing careers of new Canadian crime writers

The Unhanged Arthur Award

for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

 

Prizes are provided annually for Best Novel, Best First Novel and  Best Unhanged.

 

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Crime Writers of Canada would like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community

for making the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years. 

 

Click here for this year's entries.