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The Business of Writing => Conferences/Groups/Conventions => Topic started by: Bob Mueller on February 24, 2010, 12:04:34 PM

Title: Resources & Helpful Links
Post by: Bob Mueller on February 24, 2010, 12:04:34 PM
This is the current list of links & resources from the Resources page. Help keep this thread up-to-date. Links don't have to be exclusively mystery-oriented.

Organizations
Mystery Writers of America (http://www.mysterywriters.org/)

American Christian Fiction Writers (http://www.acfw.com/)

Crime Writers of Canada (http://crimewriterscanada.com/cwcNew/index.html)

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (http://www.rmfw.org/programs.aspx)

Sisters in Crime (http://www.sistersincrime.org/)

 Short Mystery Fiction Society (http://www.shortmystery.net/) - Home of the Derringer Award (http://www.shortmystery.net/awards.html)

Ohio Writers' Guild (http://ohiowritersguild.org/)

Central Ohio Fiction Writers (http://www.cofw.org/)

Conferences
Writers' Police Academy (http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com/) - North Carolina

Cape Fear Crime Festival (http://www.capefearcrimefestival.org)

Shaw Guides Mystery Listings (http://writing.shawguides.com/index.cfm?action=Search&fSearch=Mystery&fSearchPointer=1)

Left Coast Crime (http://www.leftcoastcrime.org)

Title: Re: Resources & Helpful Links
Post by: wonderactivist on February 24, 2010, 01:25:18 PM
Here's one I was encouraged to submit to recently by the respected head of a large writing group (I don't know her personally) - anyone can submit: 

http://www.pentopressretreat.com/index.cfm

You have to be invited after they read your writing samples; then it is terribly expensive (by my standards perhaps it's just normal to spend about $800 before paying for the hotel).  But the conference is small and somewhere on the video & website it said that 20% of the last conference participants were signed to a publishing contract - now THAT's impressive. 

Anyone familiar with this one?   It almost sounds too good to be true.  I plan to submit, though I'm not sure if I'll go if accepted because I just can't see how I can afford it. 

Lucie
Title: Re: Resources & Helpful Links
Post by: B L McAllister on February 24, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
A few more links. (Mystery conferences and related sites.)  As of today, all these "work."  Byron
http://www.bookpassage.com/classes/mwc.htm
http://www.bloodywords.com/
http://www.epic-conference.com/
http://www.deadlyink.com/conference.html
http://www.murderinthegrove.com/
http://www.sewaneewriters.org/swc.htm
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/conventions.html
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