The Crime Writers’ Association

2022 winning story

Locked In - Scott Hunter There’s something singularly evil about a crime carried out in secret, don’t you think? Especially if it is repeated on a regular basis. And especially if the victim is powerless to prevent it. Let me explain my cir...


Social media and privacy policy

Social media and privacy policy The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) takes its duty to process your personal data very seriously. This policy explains how we collect, manage, use and protect your personal data. We do occasionally update this Po...


Elite Sponsorship Package

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Prestige Dagger Sponsorship

Prestige Sponsorship Package Historical Dagger Gold Dagger for Nonfiction* Dagger in the Library Crime Fiction in Translation* Short Story Dagger Emerging Author Dagger   *indicates that this award has a current sponsor...


Byte The Book – Valued Voices: How Much is Your Writing Worth?

What's it all about?: Join us for the first of our events at the beautiful Home House (the site of the original Courtauld Institute). Our panel will be discussing the findings of ALCS’ Author Earnings Survey and asking such questions as, how much ...


Traditionally Published membership

Join the CWA - Traditionally Published author membership Thank you for your interest in joining the CWA. Membership is subject to meeting the membership criteria and completing the application form does not guarantee membership. Please fill in your ...


Provisional membership

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Self-published membership – Application form

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What if? by D B Carew

Hello, my name is Derrick and I write under the name D.B. Carew. I’ve been a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and Crime Readers’ Association since 2013. I thought I’d share a bit of the story of how I came to be introduced to the CWA/...


Diamond Sponsorship Package

Diamond Sponsorship Package - Diamond DaggerSponsoring the Diamond Dagger provides the following benefits: 1. The sponsor’s name and logo appears on all official Daggers literature and communications, as well as relevant website promotions and so...


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