Despite its early controversy, this unique international 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. It’s now widely recognised that violence against women – especially rape, domestic violence and murder, are at an all-time high. So we’re taking a stand in celebrating all the brilliant thrillers out there – published or unpublished – by authors who have found something worthwhile to write about that doesn’t normalise brutalised women as a form of entertainment.
Welcome to the international award for thrillers in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.
Staunch Book Prize is 5!
All three prizes open on 14th February and close on 31st July 2022.
Entries can be traditionally published, self-published or unpublished.
Thriller Novel (entry first 5000 words) £1000 prize.
Thriller Short Story (500-3,500 words) £100 prize.
Thriller Flash Fiction (Max 300 words) £100 prize.