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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.

Mystery Writers of America (

American Christian Fiction Writers (

Crime Writers of Canada (

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (

Sisters in Crime (

 Short Mystery Fiction Society ( - Home of the Derringer Award (

Ohio Writers' Guild (

Central Ohio Fiction Writers (

Writers' Police Academy ( - North Carolina

Cape Fear Crime Festival (

Shaw Guides Mystery Listings (

Left Coast Crime (

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:

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. 

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
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