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The Hugh Holton Mentor Program is now open for submissions!

Starting April 1 until August 1 2015, you can submit 50 pages of your manuscript to be critiqued by a published member of MWA Midwest.

The cost to members is just $25, non-members pay only $50. You will receive your critique within 60 days of submitting your manuscript so you can get started quickly on re-writes or submitting to publishers.

The best member-submitted manuscript will be awarded a $500 prize. The best non-member-submitted manuscript will receive a one-year paid membership in MWA. The winners will be announced at the Midwest Holiday Party on December 13.

To submit your manuscript, it’s important that you follow these instructions:

APRIL 1- AUGUST 1, you can submit up to 50 pages of manuscript electronically. Send your manuscript to

You can pay either by check/MO to: MWA Midwest, PO Box 8082, Evanston, IL 60204 or by PAYPAL (you will need to sign up at least briefly) to use a credit card. Use the “send money” function to send the payment to


Include title page with:
Title of work
Author’s name and email address.
Indicate membership status (member or non-member of MWA).
(Optional) Indicate subgenre. Some of our mentors have indicated a preference to works such as PI, Police, Dark (Noir), Cozy, Amateur Sleuth, Romance, Historical, Humorous, Suspense. If you think your work falls into any of those categories, you can indicate that. If not, or you’re not sure, don’t worry about it. We’ll make a good mentee/mentor match.
Use Times New Roman 12 point and double space in a Word format.

Thanks for participating!

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