The Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival is a brand-new biennial celebration of crime fiction, to be held between 31 October and 5 November in Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
Other changes to this year’s awards include:
- Wild Dingo Press has partnered with The Sun Bookshop to support 3rd Prize.
- Elephant Tree Publishing is sponsoring the Youth Award for writers under 19.
- HQ Fiction is now sponsoring the Best Romantic Suspense Award.
The 2019 Scarlet Stiletto Awards:
- Swinburne University Award
1st Prize – $1500
- Simon & Schuster Award
2nd Prize – $100
- The Sun Bookshop/Wild Dingo Press Award
3rd Prize – $500
- Elephant Tree Publishing Award
for Best Young Writer (under 19) – $500
- Melbourne Athenaeum Library Award
for Best ‘Body in the Library’ Story – $1000; $500 runner-up
- International Association of Forensic Linguists Award
for Best Forensic Linguistics Story – $800
- Every Cloud Productions Award
for Best Mystery with History Story – $750
- Kerry Greenwood Award
for Best Malice Domestic Story – $750
- Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award
for the Story with the Most Satisfying Retribution – value $660
(three-month studio residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol)
- HQ Fiction Award
for Best Romantic Suspense Story – $500
- Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival Award
for Best Bushranger Story – $500
- Clan Destine Press Award
for Best Cross-genre Story – $500
- Liz Navratil Award (Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime)
for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Award – $400
- ScriptWorks Award
for a Great Film Idea – $200
Closing date for the awards is 31 August 2019. Entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November.
To download an entry form and a list of FAQs or to pay the entry fee, go to:
To pay the entry fee via Eventbrite go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scarlet-stiletto-competition-entry-2019-tickets-63381984221