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2018 Holton Winners!

2018 Hugh Holton Winners Announced! The 2018 Hugh Holton Award contest had 32 entries this year. As the coordinators of the Critique Program and Holton Award contest this year, we wish to thank everyone who participated. And a very special thank you to all of our judges who devoted their time and expertise to help [...]

2018-12-23T10:42:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Contests, Public|

MWA Midwest at Printers Row!

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 [...]

2018-06-27T16:33:31+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Contests, Events, Guest speaker, Public|

May with MWA Midwest!

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 [...]

2018-04-23T20:49:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Contests, Events, Public, Uncategorized|

2018 MWA Midwest Critique Program Launches April 1

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 [...]

2018-03-26T12:09:16+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Contests, Public|

The Winners of our 2017 Hugh Holton Awards Announced

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 Hugh Holton Awards. The winner of the prize for member submissions, selected by agent and MWA Midwest member Alice Speilburg, is Susan Hammerman (Illinois), for an excerpt from her historical mystery novel-in-progress Chicago Flimflam! Speilburg noted Hammerman's story for "its great level of mysterious [...]

2017-12-08T16:57:21+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Contests, Public|

Hugh Holton Contest Open; Deadline Oct. 15

Unpublished crime fiction manuscript competition opens Oct. 1 Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter’s annual Hugh Holton Award Contest welcomes literary agent Alice Speilburg as judge.   The Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter is pleased to open submissions to its annual Hugh Holton Awards Contest—and to welcome a guest judge for chapter member submissions, [...]

2017-10-09T17:08:08+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Contests, Public|