In honor of the completion of my first cozy mystery manuscript, I joined Sisters in Crime. This is a fabulous organization for women writers who love mysteries. I first heard about them at a library book fair earlier this year – yeah, I wrote form under a rock LOL. I’d never taken an interest in national writing organizations. I knew about RWA Romance Writers of America from all my romance writer friends and conferences, but SinC was new to me. I thought I’d blog about the group today. Maybe one of you would enjoy this group too. Here’s how their website described the organization:
“Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction.
Today, SinC is made up of more than 3,000 members in 48 chapters worldwide — authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, and others who love mysteries.
Dues are $35 and $40 to be a part of this community. There are chapters, a listserv and member discounts for writing workshops and events. We offer custom Sisters in Crime Author searches -take a look – find a new Sisters in Crime Author, find his/her web site or look for a speaker at your library or bookstore. Pick “all” and see the entire list of Sisters in Crime Authors. Enjoy!”
That sums it up well. There are a couple local chapters here in Ohio. You can log into the site and keep watch on contests and upcoming events for the organization as well as conferences and shows where there will be a SinC presence. Writing tips for mystery writers, promotional help and lots more. It’s also nice to tell agents and editors you belong to a national organization like this. And SinC is one of the least expensive ones I’ve seen.
Contact your local chapter if you think this might be for you. I bet you won’t regret it!
Do any of you belong to Sinc or another national organization? How have they helped? I’d love to hear from those with real stories of their involvement in groups like this.