Elaine Slater

  • Editor / Publisher / Founder / Writer, Source Handbook Publishers (1982-96)
  • Crime Writers of Canada anthology "Fingerprints" - short story selected (1984)
  • Asimov, "100 Malicious Little Mysteries" - 3 stories included (1981)
  • Elaine Slater's Book of Needlepoint, Holt Rinehart Winston
  • N.Y. Times Book of Needlepoint for Left Handers, N.Y. Times/ Quadrangle Press
  • N.Y. Times Book of Needlepoint, New York Times/ Quadrangle Press
  • "Best of the Best Detective Stories of the last 100 years", Alan Hubin (1971)
  • New Short English Detective Stories, Kenkyusha Press (1967)
  • Ellery Queen 16th Annual, Random House - short story featured
  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, various issues


Current Work Includes:

  • Interactive CD Project
  • Novel
  • Film Script
  • 3 Stage Plays


Awards and Honours:

  • Stage Play "Welcome to Sunnyvale Acres" workshopped at Ryerson University (2002)
  • Quarter Finalist "Guilt" film script - New Century Awards (2001)
  • Quarter Finalist "Silent Scream" Stage Play - New Century Awards (2001)
  • Quarter finalist "Guilt" Stage Play - New Horizons award
  • 1st Prize Winner Dundas Poetry Contest (1999)
  • Winners Circle 7 (1999) for long story entitled "Absalom"
  • Story "The Sooey Pill" selected for Best of the Best Detective Stories of the last 100 Years


Memberships and Board Affiliations (Past and Present) Include:

  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Canadian Authors’ Association
  • Crime Writers of Canada
  • PEN
  • Treasurer, Member of Board, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Chair, Operation Lifeline
  • Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Aging


Career: Writer, Teacher, Publisher

Elaine Slater was born in New York City. She emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1970.


Personal Background:

  • Smith College, Northampton, Mass. B.A.
  • Columbia University, M.A. – Comparative Literature, ​winner of Myron Cristo Loveanu prize.


Publications Include:

  • "Sweet Mysteries of Life"- short story collection (2004)
  • Absalom Winners Circle 7 (1999)
  • Come Childhood Memories, Canadian Author's Association Poetry Anthology (1999)
  • A Funny Thing Happened.... Wordscape (1999)
  • The Funeral Jewish Currents (1999)
  • Sight Unseen AIM Magazine (1998)
  • "Trumpet" Newsletter Editor / Publisher / Writer / Researcher, (1995 to present)

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