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Congratulations to our
Killer Nashville Claymore Award Top 20 Finalists

Hello, Killer Nashville Family!
I’m excited to announce the Killer Nashville 2021 Claymore Award Top 20 Finalists for best first fifty pages of an unpublished manuscript.
The Claymore Award is probably my personal favorite of all the awards Killer Nashville offers because I’ve seen it launch careers by providing agent, publishing, and even movie and TV contracts to those who were least expecting it. It’s definitely a kickstarter for careers and certainly makes me proud of the work everyone does at Killer Nashville in helping authors grow their passion.
Go here ( if you’d like to know more about the award or to enter your unpublished manuscript in next year’s 2022 competition.
My thanks to all our judges who read hundreds of manuscripts. We could not have done it without you.
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2021 Killer Nashville Claymore Award Top 20 Finalists:
Choosing Guilt  
Frances Aylor

Christopher Bates

Mary Bush

Dara Carr

NISEI Rookie  
Ray Collins

Claire Dowley

Murdered and Missing
Ardis Eckel

Androcide in Paradise  
James Graham

Corniced to Death  
Margaret S. Hamilton

Curse of Darkness  
Nicholas Knight

Stolen Diary  
Kathryn Lane

Grace Lawler

The Forget-Me-Knot  
Richard McGonegal

Dying to Live Here  
Shelley Spence

A Bad Week in Wampo  
Patricia Stoltey

Jill Wallace

Infinity is Not Forever 
Michael Wheeler

Judy White

A Star in Her Crown  
Darryl Wimberley

Mr. Perfect?  
Kelly Woll

The Top 3 Winners (still being decided) will be announced at our annual Killer Nashville Awards Dinner. Tickets are available here:
Looking forward to seeing all of you at Killer Nashville 2021!

Clay Stafford
Founder of Killer Nashville
View Finalists on the Killer Nashville Site
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