The Louie Award

Date: Fri October 22 2021 12:00 am to Fri December 3 2021 11:59 pm

The Louie Award is for fast fiction crime writing — a story of less than 500 words. As well as being in the crime genre, each year entries will also need to feature or incorporate a specific theme.

The Louie Award is kindly sponsored by Dr Antonio Di Dio in celebration of his late father Luigi. 

The Louie Award is open to all Australian crime writers. We hope young and emerging writers particularly take this opportunity to jump into crime writing.


Entries open: Friday 22 October, 2021.
Entries close: 11.59pm Friday 3 December, 2021.

2021 THEME

The theme is: Leaving Home.

The theme must be included or referenced within the story


Free. (Must be a member of Australian Crime Writers Association. Membership numbers are on your payment receipt.)


The winner will receive $750.

Two highly commended writers will also be listed.

The winning entry and the two highly commended entries will be published on the Australian Crime Writers Association website.



For more information about The Louie Award, visit the Australian Crime Writers Association website:

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