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

Running since 2018, 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 We’re proud to create a little elbow-room for all the clever, exciting and engaging stories out there – published or unpublished – by authors who have found something a little more original to write about!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. This award is taking a break for 2021.

The SHORT STORY and FLASH FICTION prizes are open from March 1st to August 1st 2021 and follow the same criteria as the novel prize – no violence to women. Entry is Free HERE.

Go to WINNERS in the top menu to see previous shortlists and winners in all categories.

 

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