BIPOC and Unpublished Writer Scholarship Opportunities for ThrillerFest 2023

ITW is awarding two separate scholarships for ThrillerFest 2023:

  • One scholarship to a BIPOC author writing a thriller manuscript featuring a BIPOC protagonist.
  • One scholarship to an unpublished author who is writing a mystery/thriller novel (80-100k words).

Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1000 (USD) stipend and a free pass to attend ThrillerFest XVIII, which takes place May 30 – June 3, 2023 in New York City.

A panel of esteemed judges will review the submissions. Applications must be submitted by March 20, 2023 by 11:59pm EST. ITW will contact the scholarship winners.

Please apply for the BIPOC Scholarship via this link:

Please apply for the Unpublished Author Scholarship via this link:

For more information about the event please visit:

For more information or questions, please contact Executive Director of International Thriller Writers, Kimberley Howe at: