Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2022 – due 31 August


Women’s crime and mystery short story competition


The idea for a national award for short stories, written by Australian women and featuring a strong female protagonist, was cooked up over a few glasses of wine in 1994 at a convenors’ meeting in St Kilda, Victoria. The purpose was to support and unearth new talent.

This has been achieved in spades.

… check out more details here:

(For background information, read Angela Savage’s essay, Red Shoes, written to commemorate the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 20th anniversary in 2013.)

Click here for the results of the 2021 awards presented by actor Catherine McClements. Click here to view the award ceremony with Catherine McClements and Sue Turnbull and the shortlisted and winning authors.

The 29th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close on 31 August 2022. $12,365 in prizes on offer.
Maximum length: 5000 words

To enter, download the entry form and FAQs (essential reading):

Scarlet Stiletto 2022 entry_FAQs  

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Here is the link to paying the entry fee per story, $25/$20 (Sisters in Crime members):

Here is the email address to submitting the pdf: [email protected]

Further information
Carmel Shute
Secretary, Sisters in Crime
[email protected]
0412 569 356

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