The Crime Writers’ Association


The CWA has a variety of contact points depending on the enquiry, so it’s very helpful if you can direct your message to the appropriate address. Please also remember that many of our officers are authors who volunteer their time, and allow a reasonable period for response.

General enquiries

For general enquiries and matters concerning the CWA, its publications, chapters and operation, or if you’re seeking an author for your event/workshop/festival, please contact Inbox Secretary Vicki Goldie:


Non-members contact Membership Coordinator Jess Faraday:
Members contact the Administrator:

Dagger awards

For matters concerning the Diamond Dagger, Emerging Author Dagger, and Dagger in the Library, contact the Competitions Coordinator, Dea Parkin: Also contact her for enquiries about the Margery Allingham Short Mystery Prize.

For all other Dagger Awards enquiries, including eligibility and nomination dates and processes, contact Dagger Liaison Organiser Mike Stotter:

Other enquiries

Please note can always redirect your email if you’re unsure.


Media, press & PR
Literary festivals and organisations
National Crime Reading Month

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