CWA Short Story Dagger

This award is for any crime short story first published in the UK in English in a publication that pays for contributions, or broadcast in the UK in return for payment or E-stories from bona fide publishers that pays for contributions during the Judging Period. The term short story refers to a work of fiction no shorter than 1,000 and no longer than 9,000 words.

CWA Short Story Dagger Judges

This year’s judges emerge from the mean streets of the crime fiction genre, covering blogging, writing and promoting. Is nowhere safe?

Ayo Onatade

Ayo Onatade

Chair CWA Short Story Dagger Judges

when not working at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom she can be found doing interviews, writing (including giving conference papers) and reviewing on all things crime fiction related for a number of crime fiction websites including Shotsmag.co.uk and Crimespree Magazine. Ayo can also be found blogging at Shotsmag Confidential.

Sophie Goodfellow

Sophie Goodfellow

Judge

is a Communications Manager at FMcM Associates where she works to spread the word on books of all genres. An avid reader of crime, historical and literary fiction, she blogs at Back to the Books Blog, and can be found tweeting about her latest reads on @sophieglorita. Two little-known facts about her are that she speaks fluent French and once fainted on a train whilst reading The Shining Girls.

Gaynor Coules

Gaynor Coules

Judge

Gaynor writes short stories and articles, being first published in Ellery Queen MM.  Her day job is with the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society Ltd, a society all writers should consider joining, where she helps short list entries to the children’s writing competitions sponsored by ALCS. http://www.alcs.co.uk

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The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now OPEN

Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards. The 2018-2019 Daggers are for works published between April 01, 2018 to March 31, 2019 inclusive.
Please refer to the new T&Cs link at the bottom of this page.

ANTHOLOGY

Title Author/Editor Publisher
Ten Year Stretch Martin Edwards No Exit Press

SINGLE SHORT STORY

Title Author Publisher
A Woman Scorned Jack Jordan Corvus
The Christmas Scorpion: A Jack Reacher Short Story Lee Child Transworld Digital
The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing and other fantastic female fables Danuta Reah Fantastic Books Publishing
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