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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|

Starting 2018 with MWA Midwest!

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 [...]

2018-01-28T11:01:36+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Events, Guest speaker, 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Unpublished crime fiction manuscript competition opens Oct. 1 Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter’s annual Hugh Holton Award Contest welcomes literary agent Alice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|

September MWA Midwest events

Mark your calendar to go back to school with MWA Midwest! Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m. Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park, IL MWA Midwest Chapter Meeting Learn about characterization and voice from MWA Midwest board member Susanna Calkins! 12:00 p.m. Social time, 1:00 p.m. workshop begins Open to the public! [...]

2017-08-31T18:21:37+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Events, Public|

MWA Midwest will be at Printers Row Lit Fest #PRLF17

MWA Midwest will be at Printers Row in Chicago this weekend. We'll have authors selling/signing books at the booth at Polk & Plymouth all weekend, and you can also catch several of our authors on the main Printers Row schedule. Specifically, catch MWA at the following events: • Saturday, June 10, 12:30-1:30, Jones College Prep [...]

2017-06-08T10:39:16+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Events, Public|

MWA Midwest member wins MWA McCloy Scholarship

Two New Mystery Writers Receive the 2017 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarships New York, NY- Mystery Writers of America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarships for Mystery Writing: Rebecca Brittenham of South Bend, Indiana and Kristal Lau of Davis, California. The winners will use their $500 scholarship awards to offset their [...]

2017-06-08T10:43:04+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Public|

Congrats to our award nominees and recipient!

This weekend we celebrated the best in mystery writing for the previous year, including a few of our very own MWA Midwest members! At the Edgar Awards in New York, we celebrated these nominees: -Nick Petrie for Best First Novel, The Drifter -Lili Wright for Best First Novel, Dancing with the Tiger -Patricia Abbott for [...]

2017-05-01T14:40:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Public|