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Archive for the ‘2018 Shamus Award’ Category

Private Eye Writers of America: 2018 Shamus Award Nominees

Posted by Writing PIs on May 27, 2018

 

For works published in 2017. Winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon. (Nominees listed below in alphabetical order by author.)

Best Original Private Eye Paperback 

Play a Cold Hand by Terence Faherty

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan

Dames Fight Harder by M. Ruth Myers

The Painted Gun by Bradley Spinelli

Lights Out Summer by Rich Zahradnik

Best First Private Eye Novel

Under Water by Casey Barrett

A Negro and an Ofay by Danny Gardner

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

Best P.I. Short Story

Eric Beetner, “Out of Business,” in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman

Reed Farrel Coleman, “Breakage,” in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman

Brendan Dubois, “Random,” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb

Robert S. Levinson, “Rosalie Marx is Missing,” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June

Paul D. Marks, “Windward,” in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks

Best Private Eye Novel 

Dark Water by Parker Bilal

Blood Truth by Matt Coyle

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Monument Road by Michael Wiley

 

2018 SHAMUS Awards Committees

Gay Toltl Kinman, Chair, Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards

BEST P.I. SHORT STORY COMMITTEE

Linda Sands, Chair, Julie Parkinson, Andrew Welsh-Huggins

BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL COMMITTEE

Corey Lynn Fayman, Chair, David Housewright, Clive Rosengren

BEST P.I. NOVEL COMMITTEE

Billy Kring, Chair, Jake Needham, Christa Selnick

BEST ORIGINAL P.I. PAPERBACK COMMITTEE

Colleen Collins, Chair, Paul McGoran. April Kelly

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2018 Shamus Awards: Submissions Now Open

Posted by Writing PIs on December 29, 2017

Private Eye Writers of America
2018 Shamus Awards

For Works First Published in the U.S. in 2017

  

Following are the categories for the Private Eye Writers of America 2018 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2017. The awards will be presented in the fall of 2018.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. No extensions can be given.

Shamus Committees will forward their final list to the Shamus Awards Chair by May 31, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: 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.  Eligible works 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 (such as in cozy mysteries).

Independently published books (Indies, print format) may be submitted to the Best Original Paperback PI Novel category.

SUBMISSIONS; Please send one copy of each eligible work to all members of the appropriate committee. Do not submit a book to more than one committee.

There is no application fee and no submission form, as a simple cover letter will suffice. For committee names and addresses, or other questions, please e-mail Gay Toltl Kinman at gaykinman@gaykinman.com before submitting.

BEST HARDCOVER PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction published in hardcover in 2017 that is NOT the author’s first published P.I. novel.

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction, in hardcover or paperback, first published in 2017 that is the author’s first published novel featuring a private investigator as a main character.

BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction first published as a paperback original in 2017 that is NOT the author’s first P.I. novel. Paperback reprints of previously published novels are NOT eligible.

BEST PI SHORT STORY: A work of fiction of 20,000 words or fewer.  Stories first published in an earlier year and reprinted in a magazine, anthology or collection in 2017 are NOT eligible.

 

 


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