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Sisters in Crime Scholarship Program with Gotham

NEXT CLASS BEGINS: January 5th or February 16th

Sisters in Crime has teamed up with the Gotham Writers’ Workshop to provide SinC members with an incredible opportunity. A current SinC "professional" member may sign up for Gotham's Level I, Mystery Writing, 10-week Workshop. Only the Level I class is allowed for SinC reimbursement, although we hope to extend this program in the future to other classes.

The cost of the class is Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369). There is a registration fee $25, paid once per term. Gotham will discount the workshop by 10%; and members who register, complete the course, and blog about the experience will be reimbursed $275 by Sisters in Crime, which brings the actual cost of the class to $110.

New classes begin regularly (nearly every month) and are available 24 hours. Check out the description of the mystery writing class here.

Here is a link to a general online class tour and you can find the syllabus here. 

Two of our members have recently written about their experience with the online writing class. Please go to our blog to read about their experiences.

Level I: Mystery Writing -- 10-Week Workshop

Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of mystery writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.

  • Write one/two short stories or begin a novel
  • Lectures on basics of fiction and mystery craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Mystery I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

To sign-up for the writing workshop, go to and pay the fee of $399 – 10% Sisters in Crime discount. Gotham will also charge a $25 registration fee added after the 10% discount is subtracted. The final amount you will be billed from Gotham is $384.10.

When you see the box titled "If you qualify for any discounts not reflected above, or have a message for our staff, please type it here," type in the words: "10% Sisters in Crime Discount ".  Although it appears that you aren't getting a discount at the time of submission, the staff at Gotham will bill your credit card for the discounted amount:  $384.10 . Please review their refund guidelines as Sisters in Crime will not be able to help with this situation. All Gotham requirements must be met.  If you would rather call and register with Gotham via phone, you can call them toll-free at 877-974-8377.

The next step will be to e-mail a copy of your registration to: Beth Wasson at so you will be put on the official reimbursement list. No prior workshop payments will be considered for this program. Reimbursement will be $275 from Sisters in Crime. In the end, the SinC Member/Student will pay only $109.10. Sisters in Crime will reimburse the SinCMember/Student after the course has been completed and Beth has verified completion. A SinCMember/Student could expect a check for $275 from Sisters in Crime 14 days after the SinC member has completed the class, reported to Beth and written a blog about the class.

Remember! Students who wish to receive scholarship money agree to complete the workshop and to write a blog for the SinC website discussing the experience. Your blog entry will be about your experience with the class and will be posted to the Sisters in Crime blog.


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