The Crime Writers' Association


Announcement dates for Debut Dagger 2021

Those all-important dates!

Longlist: Thursday 22 April – evening – on this website but also announced live at our sponsor ProWritingAid’s crime-writing event by Chair of Judges, Leigh Russell.
We’ll provide the link at a later date. Please note this is a week later than all other Dagger longlists.

Shortlist: Thursday 20 May at 9am, on this website only.

Winner: Thursday 1 July – time and place to be announced.

We had an exceptionally high level of entry this year so thank you to all who entered and good luck!