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 We’re proud to create a little elbow-room for all the clever, exciting and engaging stories out there – published or unpublished – by authors who have found something a little more original to write about!

Staunch Book Prize is the original thriller novel prize. The winner will be announced on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The Short Story and Flash Fiction prizes follow the same criteria as the novel prize – no violence to women.


Short Story shortlist and winnerFlash Fiction shortlist and winner