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Subject: Reader Choice Awards for Mysteries
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 4:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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This may be a weird question but here goes. Every year I am a reader for the National Reader's Choice Awards for Romance. I was wondering if there's something like this for mysteries (especially cozies). In Jan. each year I get about 5 books to read and "judge" then I send in my ratings and rankings for the books. I'd really like to do this for mysteries.

Please let me know (by pm if you wish) if you know of anything like this.

Thanks

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 8:41 PM ET
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I would love to know that info as well- I know that some other people have great luck with getting ARC's from publishers to read and review- but  I dont know how they go about it

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:01 PM ET
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Hi MIchelle

You can see some of the many awards that a mystery writer can receive at the great web site Stop Your Killing Me

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/Awards/index.html



Last Edited on: 9/9/08 7:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 9:47 PM ET
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Thanks for the link.

Does anyone know if there's a way to be a reader or "judge" for these awards that are reader based?

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 7:05 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
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For the Macavity Award you have to be a member of Mystery Readers International

http://www.mysteryreaders.org/index.html