Pinckley Prizes for Crime FictionPinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Women’s National Book Association

 

How to Enter

First novels by a North American woman published by an American publisher during the 2017 calendar year are eligible for the Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel. Submissions should include a $25 entry fee (checks made out to WNBA-NO) and three (3) copies of the book. Submissions may be sent to Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction, c/o WNBA-NO, P.O. Box 13926, New Orleans, La. 70185. The Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work will be selected by a jury only. Submissions for the Debut Novel Prize will not be considered unless accompanied by an entry fee. We regret that we are not able to consider electronic books at this time. Entry deadline is December 31, 2017.

Download the 2018 Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel entry form

Judges

Christine Wiltz is the author of five novels, most recently Shoot the Money, and the biography of Norma Wallace, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld. All of her books are set in her native New Orleans and its environs, and all involve stories about crime and criminals.

J.M. Redmann's mystery series features New Orleans PI Micky Knight. Her books have won First Place in the ForeWord mystery category, and three Lambda Literary awards. The Intersection of Law and Desire was an Editor’s Choice of the San Francisco Chronicle. Writing as R. Jean Reid, her book Roots of Murder will be published by Midnight Ink in the summer of 2016. Redmann lives in New Orleans.

Alison Fensterstock writes about American music and culture for outlets including NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and others. She's been a staff arts critic for the alt-weekly Gambit and the daily Times-Picayune in New Orleans, and was the founding program director for the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. She also writes a column on the occult for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' quarterly magazine, and is usually covered in dog hair.

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