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New website coming April 2019!

Good news! MWA Midwest will be migrating our content to a brand-new website platform in April 2019! Thank you in advance for bearing with our current, creaky virtual residence. The new website promises to be cleaner and easier to navigate for both users and the website team. And members will continue to enjoy exclusive access [...]

2019-03-08T13:42:21+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Public, Uncategorized|

Upcoming events – February/March

Happy 2019! This year, we're excited to start holding chapter meetings beyond the Chicago area so more of our members can attend, starting next month. On February 9th at 12pm (CST), the Twin Cities host Mindy Mejia, who is both an author and a CPA, discussing a broad range of tax questions geared specifically toward self-employed [...]

2019-01-16T10:57:01+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Events, Public, Uncategorized|

2018 Flash Fiction Prompts

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 [...]

2018-06-01T23:04:41+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2018 Printers Row Flash Fiction Info

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 [...]

2018-06-01T22:59:11+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|

Welcome to the new MWA Midwest Web Site!

Thanks for your patience as we figured out a few technology issues. The first issue is that we aren't very technological! Many thanks to our friends at Flywheel Creative in Austin for the design and tech assistance as we took back our old site from the cobwebs and made it shiny and new! Members, log [...]

2017-02-24T13:55:52+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tricks (and Treats!) for Writing for Young Readers, Oct. 23

Expect some treats and tricks—writing tricks, that is—as five Chicago-area mystery authors discuss writing and publishing stories for young readers in an event co-hosted by the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy Sunday, October 23, starting at 1 p.m. The event will be held at Concordia [...]

2017-05-25T00:15:25+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Public, Uncategorized|