Click here to update your chapter information, You should only fill out this form if you represent the board of a Sisters in Crime chapter.
Starting a New Chapter
Please review the step-by-step process for new chapters in 14 easy steps that might take anywhere from 3 months to over a year to complete. New $500 start-up grant now available to newly established chapters! (established May 2016).
Chapter Handbook and Bylaws Template
To access the Chapter Handbook manual, you will need to log in first and then click here. This helpful manual was developed to offer solid advice for chapter leaders.
Offering Online Courses
Is your chapter considering offering members online courses? We have compiled practical suggestions along with a list of a dozen teachers who have taught for other chapters on thirty topics. Check out Offering Online Courses: A How to Guide for Chapters for more detailed information.
Event Calendar and Event Grants
Add your special chapter event to the Sisters in Crime events calendar. We will broadcast news of your event using Facebook and Twitter. If your chapter tweets, remember to include @SINCnational to expand your broadcast.
Chapter Event Grants are available. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully to make sure your event meets the grant requirements:
We would love for you to brag about your event to the membership! Please consider submitting a short summary of your event with at least one fabulous photo to Molly Weston, our inSinC Quarterly editor! Please review this helpful guidelines for submissions.
Please review our guidelines for producing chapter anthologies. This link features the chapter anthology permission form too. Need some advice about creating a successful anthology? Read Awesome Anthology: 10 Not-So-Easy Steps by Karen Pullen.
To find out more about these chapter anthologies, just click the book cover image.
Promoting Your Anthology
Want help promoting your new anthology? Be sure that your chapter has:
SinC National Policy Regarding Contests
Sisters in Crime chapters may not sponsor writing contests in which members compete with one another for prizes or publication. Nor may chapters sponsor contests of any kind for which a fee is charged. Chapters may sponsor other types of contests, such as providing recognition or prizes for most pages written in a month, or for those who reach a target goal (along the lines of NaNoWriMo). Chapters may sponsor judged anthologies -- see SinC’s Anthology Guidelines above for details.
Contacts for Chapters
SinC Chapter Liaison: Karen Pullen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, for questions on forming a chapter or requesting chapter event grants, contact Sarah Glass at email@example.com. If you need to order a Sisters in Crime banner, membership brochures and label pins, please contact our Executive Director, Beth Wasson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for the big listing of all our chapters? It's been moved to our Local Chapters page.