|Dorothy Cannell Scholarship Winners|
To honor one of the most enduring author/agent partnerships in mystery publishing, Sisters in Crime is administering the Dorothy Cannell 'Guppy' Scholarship, offered by an anonymous donor.
The $1,000 scholarship will be offered each year to an aspiring or published mystery author who is a member of the Guppies (a member of the Sisters in Crime GUPpy or “Great Unpublished” chapter), and is designed to subsidize attendance at the Malice Domestic conference, held annually in Bethesda, Maryland.
Malice Domestic honors the traditional mystery and awards the prestigious “Agatha,” named for Agatha Christie. According to Ruley, “Attending Malice was, for Dorothy as for many other crime writers, a wonderful introduction to the community of mystery readers and writers. This scholarship will allow another new writer (published yet or not) the opportunity.”
UPDATE (12/19/2014): The recipient of the 2015 award is Dot Smith Stewart. Congratulations! The award will be used for attendance at Malice Domestic May 1–3, 2015.
UPDATE (12/3/2015): The recipient of the 2016 award is Laura Boss. Congratulations! The award will be for attendance at Malice Domestic April 29-May 1, 2016.
UPDATE (1/17/2017): The recipient of the 2017 award is Micki Browning. Congratulations! The award will be for attendance at Malice Domestic April 28-30, 2017.