Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.
Crime Writers of Canada offers sincere thanks to individual sponsors, the Engel Family, Jane Doe and our corporate award sponsors: ECW Press, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Rakuten Kobo, Shaftesbury, Simpson & Wellenreiter LLP (Hamilton), and Writers First.
To receive the CWC member pricing:
BEFORE FILLING OUT THE ENTRY FORM, PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION RULES FIRST.
Materials cannot be returned. Entry fees cannot be refunded for withdrawals after the deadline.
If you are not paying online, make cheque or money order out to Crime Writers of Canada. If you are sending the cheque under separate cover, please include a copy of your receipt, especially if writing under a pen name.
Entry fees that are not paid IN FULL will be disqualified.
Send books to:
Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence
716 Thicket Way
Please read submission rules for instructions on sending digital copies of short stories.
All submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by 15 December 2021.
Need help? Contact our Awards Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime Writers of Canada is committed to fostering and promoting diversity, inclusivity, accessibility, and equity within its membership and the larger Canadian crime publishing community.
We define diversity to include people of different backgrounds, ages, abilities, body shapes, racialized identities, cultures, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, beliefs, religions, socio-economic statuses, and more.
We firmly believe that our strength and success is built on promoting a wide range of voices and experiences within the scope of our mandate as a professional organization.