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Dorothy Cannell Scholarship 2016
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Dorothy Cannell Guppy Scholarship

To honor one of the most enduring author/agent partnerships in mystery publishing, Sisters in Crime is administering the Second Annual 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 Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime, 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.”

To apply, a member of the Guppy Chapter should send a statement, no more than 200 words, about how attending Malice will support her writing goals, to Sisters in Crime at, RE: Dorothy Cannell Scholarship. Applicants will receive confirmation of entry via email.

All entries must be received by November 1, 2015. The winner will be selected from the entrants and announced early in 2016.

UPDATE (12/3/2015):  The recipient of the award is Laura Boss. Congratulations!

The award will be for attendance at Malice Domestic April 29-May 1, 2016.

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