It’s the Staunch Awards Season!


to go to the Short Story and Flash Fiction shortlists and winners!

Welcome to the international award for thrillers in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.

This unique prize is welcomed by readers all over the world, many of whom had given up on thrillers because of the increasingly graphic violence towards women in the genre. We’re proud to create a little elbow-room for all the clever, exciting and engaging stories out there – published or unpublished – by authors who have found something a little more original to write about!

Short Story and Flash Fiction prizes

These two competitions for short-form thrillers follow the same criteria as the novel prize – no violence to women.

CLICK HERE to go to the Short Story winners’ page.

CLICK HERE to go to the Flash Fiction winners’ page.


The Thriller Novel Prize shortlist will be announced on 2 November.

The winner will be announced on November 25, which is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.