to mwasw.org, the online home of the Mystery Writers of America, Southwest Chapter. Our chapter offers programs, information, and networking for published and aspiring mystery/suspense writers living in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. We hope you'll find information here that's helpful to you.
are offered regularly in Dallas and Houston. Some meetings feature speakers; others are for networking. We hope you'll enjoy, learn, and return. For more information, please visit the Meetings page.
include bestselling authors, award winners, and authors just getting started in the field.
Need feedback on your unpublished mystery or thriller manuscript? The 3rd annual FREDDIE AWARD for WRITING EXCELLENCE, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America — Florida Chapter, is for you! The contest is accepting submissions until October 15. If you're UNAGENTED, enter the first 20 pages of an UNPUBLISHED and UNCONTRACTED manuscript. Scored critiques provided — finalist judges are acquiring editors and agents. Winners to be announced at Sleuthfest 2017. You need NOT be a member of MWA to enter. For complete rules, go to http://mwaflorida.org/contest/