Sisters in Crime-Canada West produces an anthology every second year (our inaugural anthology – Crime Wave 1 – was published in 2020). To submit a short story to any of our anthologies, you must be a member in good standing of both Sisters in Crime, Inc. and of the Canada West chapter at the time you submit the story and at the time the anthology is published.

Crime Wave 2 – Women of a Certain Age

Submissions for Crime Wave 2 are now open, and will close at midnight PST on October 31, 2021. The theme is women of a certain age. For more details and guidelines about submissions go to Submissions.

Members – join our Short Story Information Session on July 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. PDT when our siblings Merrilee Robson and Marcelle Dubé will talk about the ins and outs of writing short stories. A Zoom link will be sent to all members before the event.

If you are not a member of our chapter and want to submit a story, you can easily join our group here:

Crime Wave 1

Announcing our Anthology, Canada West Crime Wave, published November 2, 2020.

Crime Wave 1 contains eight amazing stories. Two of the authors gained nominations for a Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence–Winona Kent for her novella Salty Dog Blues, and Marcelle Dubé for her short story Cold Wave, which ultimately won the Award of Excellence for Best Short Story!

Now available through Amazon and other venues.

The theme for Canada West Crime Wave was the title. Stories touch on Canada West locations (B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and NWT) and  involve a crime wave (any way the author interprets it.) Is it an escalating number of crimes? Is it crime that somehow involves the water? We left that open to our authors’ interpretation, but the stories involve a crime of some sort, even if the ‘crime’ is no longer a crime in the modern age.