Sisters in Crime Pride Award for Emerging LGBTQIA+ Crime Writers
Deadline July 31 (must be received by this date). Recommended free contest from Sisters in Crime awards $2,000 grant for unpublished crime fiction, 2,500-5,000 words, by an emerging writer in the LGBTQIA+ community who has not published more than ten pieces of short fiction or two books. (Preference is given to previously unpublished authors.) Entries may be aimed at readers of all ages (from children's chapter books through adults). Winner may be asked to share thoughts on their win and the impact the award has made as well as serve as a member of next year's award selection committee. Send short story or first chapter(s) of a manuscript-in-progress, resume, and cover letter describing how the applicant is emerging in the genre and how the grant money would be used. Submit application materials via sponsor's online portal.
Published: June 9, 2022