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, 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?
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.
Paul Johnston was born in Edinburgh, studied Greek at Oxford, and now divides his time between the UK and a small Greek island. His highly-acclaimed Quintilian Dalrymple series won the John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first crime novel. He has finally completed his PhD and graduated in June 2014.
Nominations for 2017
Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards. The 2016-2017 Daggers are for works published between April 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017 inclusive. The final deadline for submitting a work is February 28, 2017.
|Title of Book||Author Name||Publisher Name|
|Sunshine Noir||Stanley Trollip and Annamaria Alfieri (Eds)||White Sun Books|
|Dead Simple||ed Harry Bingham||Orion Fiction|
|Dark Minds||Various||Bloodhound Books|
|Motives for Murder||Ed: Martin Edwards||Sphere|
|Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology||Ed: Louis Voss ad Val McDermid||Audible Studios|
|The Highway Kind||Ed: Patrick Millikin||Mulholland Books|
|Six Scary Stories||Selected by Stephen King||Hodder & Stoughton|