Sisters in Crime's mission is to promote the professional development and the advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.
For writers we offer professional education, career development, mentoring, promotional opportunities, networking and lively forums all within a supportive community of mystery lovers. Specifically, you get with your membership:
- Member Only discounts to special events and workshops, such as Gotham Writers Workshops.
- Annual SinC Into Great Writing Workshop
- Access to the Sisters in Crime listserv, including special guests on "Mentor Mondays".
- Regional chapters, including a support and critique group for unpublished writers, The Guppies.
- Opportunities for individual author participation and/or distribution of promotional materials at national and regional book events, mystery conferences and festivals.
- A website link to titles by Sisters in Crime authors via WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.
- Our blog written by board members and other distinguished SinC members
- An on-going mystery review project that monitors media coverage of female and male authors
- Our annual publishers summit report, compiled after interviewing key players in the publishing world.
- Our monthly "SinC Links"—a digest of "news you can use" about the mystery business.
- Our 16-page newsletter, inSinC Quarterly.
- New interactive map to find Sisters in Crime authors and their most recent title
- Huge Discounts for taking a Gotham Writing Workshop or attending Writiers' Police Academy