The Hammet Prize is an award to recognize work of literary excellence by a US or Canadian writer in the field of crime writing. Awards will be presented for novels, story collections or nonfiction by one author. No entry fee. Deadline December 1, 2009. Prize – The Thin Man trophy. Entries must be previously published. For more information, contact Mary Frisque at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website at http://www.crimewritersna.org.