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Dorothy Cannell Scholarship
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The Dorothy Cannell Scholarship offers $1,000 annually to enable one member of the Sisters in Crime Guppies chapter to attend Malice Domestic.

Being a writer often means stealing time from your family, your friends, and your day job to spend all those hours at your writing desk. As a result, many authors, both unpublished and published, don’t give themselves permission to attend mystery conferences. But these gatherings can enrich your writing, your writing career, and your life.


For author Dorothy Cannell, as for so many others, meeting mystery readers and writers at the annual Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, Maryland had a lasting impact on her writing and her life. This scholarship, named for Dorothy and supported by an anonymous benefactor in honor of one of the most enduring author/agent partnerships in mystery publishing, is intended to offer another writer the same transformative opportunity.

Deadline: The entry period for the 2020 scholarship is October 21 – December 31, 2019.

Eligibility: All members of the Sisters in Crime Guppy chapter, both published and unpublished, may submit an entry for the scholarship. Named for the Great UnPublished, the thriving Guppy online community includes hundreds of published and unpublished members. For more information about the Guppies,  go to http://www.sinc-guppies.org/

Scholarship: The scholarship is for $1,000.00 to subsidize the costs of attending Malice Domestic. In 2020, the conference will be held on April 30-May 3, at the Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center. For information on Malice Domestic, go to http://malicedomestic.org/

How to apply: Guppy members should complete this form (sign in required).

Notification:
The winner will be chosen from all eligible entries during the first two weeks of January. The winner will be notified and announced soon after.

Read about the previous Dorothy Cannell Scholarship Winners here.

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