Catherine Maiorisi

52m | Jun 5, 2023

Catherine Maiorisi is the author of the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli mystery series featuring Corelli and her reluctant partner, Detective P.J. Parker. Two tough women fighting each other while standing against the blue wall and solving high profile crimes.

The four books in the series are: A Matter of Blood, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, The Blood Runs Cold, a GCLS Goldie finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, A Message in Blood, a GCLS Goldie finalist, and Legacy in the Blood.

Catherine has also published four mystery short stories in the Murder New York Style Anthologies, four full-length romances, and four romance short stories.

Her first general fiction, The Disappearance of Lindy James, won the 2022 GCLS Goldie for General Fiction.

Catherine is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She is also a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society.

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An unpublished work of crime fiction, aimed at readers from children’s chapter books through adults. This may be a short story or first chapter(s) of a manuscript in-progress of 2,500 to 5,000 words.

A resume or biographical statement.

A cover letter that gives a sense of the applicant as an emerging writer in the genre and briefly states how the award money would be used. (How the money might be used is not a deciding factor in the judges’ decision.)

An unpublished writer is preferred, however publication of not more than ten pieces of short fiction and/or up to two self-published or traditionally published books will not disqualify an applicant. While no prior writing or publishing experience is required, the applicant should include any relevant studies or experience in their materials.

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