https://mwamidwest.org/2018-flash-fiction-winners/ Winner Paxton Murphy!
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Prompts for this year's Flash Fiction contest are below. You must use at least one somewhere within your story. “Spin us a yarn,” he/she said. Seems that Granny had an alibi for that night. I told him/her we had to keep our stories straight. It was a whopper of a lie. I’ve heard of “big fish [...]
Coming to the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest? We hope you'll join us at the Flash Fiction contest judged by best-selling authors and MWA members Jamie Freveletti and Sara Paretsky! Information can be found here. Prompts will be posted at 9am on Saturday, June 9th. You must be present at the Flash Fiction venue to [...]
MWA Midwest Chapter will once again have a presence at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest! We hope you'll join us for some fun. Keep watching this space for updates! Saturday, June 9th (10am - 6pm) Booth Schedule Authors will sell and sign their books. 10 – 12 pm: Barbara Barnett, Michael Barsa, Winnie Li 12 [...]
I'm packed for Edgars Week in New York City! I can't wait to spend time with my mystery colleagues from all over the country... particularly the other judges of the YA novel category with whom I spent a lot of time reading, debating, and ranking over one hundred books last year. If you're also there [...]
"You've Written a Short Story. Now What?" 1pm - 3pm Evanston Public Library Main Branch Community Meeting Room 1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL MWA Chapter Vice President J. Michael Major moderates this panel about what to do after you’ve written the short story. Writers and editors Tim Chapman, Cina Pelayo, and Richard Thomas will discuss [...]
If you weren't able to make it to March 18's MWA-U featuring Jeffery Deaver -- or if you have gaps in your notes that you'd like to remedy -- now's your chance! The videos are up in our members-only section. We heard from several members that it was one of the most comprehensive writing seminars [...]
The MWA Midwest Critique Program (formerly "The Hugh Holton Program"), created in 2010 by the MWA Midwest chapter, was established to help aspiring mystery writers* develop and improve a manuscript related to crime fiction. Writers will be paired with MWA Midwest authors (published authors of crime fiction) who will provide critique and insights on a specific [...]
Publicist Dana Kaye spoke at our January meeting on productivity, and you can watch the video on our Facebook page. Another reason to visit our Facebook page is our first Facebook Potluck of the year on Friday, February 23rd from 7-10pm CST. All are welcome. Our in-person chapter meeting is February 11th from 12-2pm at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest [...]