Benefits of Membership

47 Ways Membership in Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Benefits YOU!


  1. Monthly Chapter Meetings. Presenting award winning authors, publishing and editing professionals, crime and law enforcement experts and a variety of specialists to help you “Write ~ Publish ~ Sell”.
  2. Our Annual Coffee & Blue Line Café. Experienced editors review your pages and suggest constructive edits to polish your work. A one-on-one editing and assistance session. Exclusively for our chapter members.
  3. The Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Fireside Chat. Four evenings a year, jointoday’s leading authors. Hear the secrets of their success and how those secrets can work for you. Learn from the best of the best, ask questions and get answers from the comfort of your own home.
  4. The Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Conference.  An exciting day of “how to” information from successful authors, to help you build your writing career.
  5. Networking opportunities with published authors, including writers of multiple genres and bestselling, award-winning authors.
  6. Guidance from fellow members, who’ve been where you are now. Insight to boost your career and avoid or overcome stumbling blocks authors encounter.
  7. Support for your own writing endeavors, in all genres.
  8. Outstanding Special Events.  Informative seminars and workshops. Bestselling authors share writing tips and demonstrate how to hone your craft. Publishing experts explain how to attract and work with agents, editors or publishers.
  9. Our chapter newsletter. Valuable articles, updates on the publishing world, links to sites for research, advance notice of major events, individual member spotlights and much more.
  10. Research guidance and assistance. Regardless of genre, writers must research to write a great book. Published member-authors and specialists in a plethora of professions will field your questions and suggest addition sources for more answers. 
  11. Social Media exposure. Announcements and promotions of your book debuts.
  12. Opportunity to sell your own books at chapter events and appearances.
  13. Friendship. Comradeship with authors and readers in an otherwise solo profession. You write alone, but you don’t have to take this journey alone! Be part of a writing community that offers encouragement, assistance and valuable information .
  14. Marketing and promotion guidance and strategies.
  15. Information on multiple book festivals and other venues for authors, readers and fans, including those attended by thousands of people — such as the Tucson Festival of Books.
  16. Award nomination and submission information for state, regional, national and international competitions, for your novels, short stories and other works—recognition that leads to publishing contracts and increased sales.
  17. Leadership and committee opportunities, for those who’d like to be more active in the chapter and take part in the planning and decision making.
  18. Promotional avenues for your books and/or professional expertise.
  19. The Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Member Packet. We’re glad you joined, and we want you to know it. Your membership packet is delivered promptly, including your Sisters in Crime pin, your membership badge and all the materials necessary to get you up and running as a full-fledged chapter member
  20. Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers offers a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for writers at every stage of their careers.
  21. Fun! Experience all of this and have fun at the same time!
  22. And, so much more!


  1. Educational Grants for Individual Sisters in Crime Members.  Grants are awarded each year to individual members for conferences, events and master classes focused on craft and the business of writing.
  2. Live Webinars. Award winning, bestselling authors, publishers, editors, agents, crime and justice pros, and other leading experts present programs with great information for authors who want to build and enhance their careers.
  3. Archived webinars. Just in case you missed one (for members only).
  4. The Dorothy Cannell Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a member of the Guppies (online) chapter.  
  5. Master Classes.  To develop your skills in the craft and business of writing and keep you current.
  6. inSinC Magazine, the feature-rich, Sisters in Crime quarterly publication.
  7. SinC Up. Broadcast on the Sisters in Crime You Tube channel. Writing tips for authors, from some of the bestselling authors in the world.
  8. The monthly SinC Links.  A digest of “news you can use” in the worlds of publishing, writing and other critical areas for authors.
  9. An interactive map to find our authors across the globe — Find a SinC Author.
  10. Sisters in Crime National Listserv —a dynamic and exciting discussion group where all manner of topics are covered: current happenings in the publishing world, ideas on how to best promote one’s own work, conducting research for elements of a novel and more.
  11. Regional Sisters in Crime chapters in your state or regional area.
  12. The Sisters in Crime Guppies, an interactive support and critique group for unpublished writers.
  13. Discounts for Sisters in Crime members to attend the Writers’ Police Academy.
  14. A strong Sisters in Crime presence at national and regional book events, mystery conferences and festivals with opportunities for individual author participation, books sales and/or distribution of promotional materials.
  15. The Monitoring Project, an on-going mystery review project that monitors media coverage of female and male authors.
  16. Reports from our annual publishers’ summit.
  17. Networking on an international scale.
  18. Updates on trends in the literary market, with advice on how to take advantage of those trends and get more of your work published.
  19. Deep discounts. Significant savings on internationally renowned publications will save you time and keep you up-to-date in a complex, rapidly-changing writing and publishing environment. These publications also offer a tremendous avenue for aspiring and published authors alike.
  20. Connection. Local and online chapters, social media groups, and face-to-face gatherings at national and regional conferences offer networking and mentoring to support your growth as writer and nurture your career.
  21. The Self-Publishing Discussion Group. Addresses the unique challenges of bringing your story from draft to publication.
  22. Advocacy and outreach: Library and bookstore grants, Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, industry monitoring project, and public resources make Sisters in Crime a major voice for diversity and excellence.
  23. Academic Research Grants. Each year, a grant of up to $500 is awarded for the purchase of books to support research projects that contribute to our understanding of the role of women or underrepresented groups in the crime fiction genre.
  24. Chapter Grants. Awarded to individual Sisters in Crime chapters to assist them in bringing conferences and workshops to members in their local areas.
  25. And, more!

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