Monday, 5 July 2010
Scarlet Stiletto Women’s Crime and Mystery Short Story Competition
The Sisters in Crime Australian annual Scarlet Stiletto Women’s Crime and Mystery Short Story Competition is on again. The awards, Australia’s only crime writing competition for women, is celebrating its 17th birthday and offering $4750 in prize money. The awards, organised by Sisters in Crime Australia, are Australia’s most lucrative crime-writing competition for either gender. Story length is 5000 words maximum, with an entry fee of $10.
Top prize is the HarperCollins first prize of $750 plus the coveted trophy, a scarlet stiletto shoe with a steel stiletto heel plunging into a perspex mount. Fashionista Sally Browne is now the shoes’ official patron, offering an on-going supply of scarlet stilettos in which she has been photographed all over the world, including the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro.
More here (courtesy Arts Rush Magazine)