PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2011 SHAMUS AWARDS - For Works First Published in the U.S. in 2010
The Private Eye Writers of America is calling for submissions for the 2011 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2010. The awards will be presented in St. Louis in the fall of 2011, during the Bouchercon world mystery convention.
The categories are Best Hardcover PI novel, Best First PI novel, Best PI paperback original and Best PI short story. Eligible works must feature as a main character a person PAID for investigative work but NOT employed for that work by a unit of government. These include traditionally licensed private investigators; lawyers and reporters who do their own investigations; and others who function as hired private agents. These do NOT include law enforcement officers, other government employees or amateur, uncompensated sleuths.
NOT eligible for consideration are self-published works, e-books or works for which the author is not paid. All submissions must be in hard copy.
DEADLINE for submissions is July 1, 2011.
For a copy of the full guidelines and submissions information, contact Shamus Awards Chair Ted Fitzgerald at tedfitz[at] msn.com.