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Now that you're a member of Sisters in Crime, think about also joining one of our 50+ chapters scattered throughout the US and Canada.

Belonging to a Sisters in Crime chapter is a great way to meet mystery writers, mystery readers, and mystery genre supporters like librarians and booksellers. Our chapters provide members with some or all of the following benefits:

Regular (usually monthly) meetings featuring:

  • subject matter experts in subjects like: law enforcement, criminal justice, crime justice, crime investigation, writing craft, publishing, marketing and promotion
  • Workshops, even conferences
  • Promotion of members' books and events on the chapter website
  • Publication opportunities through chapter anthologies
  • Opportunities to speak through a speakers' bureau
  • Shared expertise and experiences
  • Friendship and networking

Chapters have a separate dues structure, and you must be a member of Sisters in Crime (National) to join a chapter.  Find your closest chapter on the map below (or listed by state below that), browse their website, get in touch and attend a meeting. You'd be welcome!

Contacts for Chapters

SinC Chapter Liaison: Karen Pullen, chapters@sistersincrime.org.

However, for questions on forming a chapter or requesting chapter event grants, contact Sarah Glass at webmaven@sistersincrime.org.  If you need to order a Sisters in Crime banner, membership brochures and label pins, please contact our Executive Director, Beth Wasson, admin@sistersincrime.org.

Meet our chapter presidents.

Tired of swimming upstream alone on your way to writing a best-seller? Then join the GUPPIES, a special chapter of Sisters in Crime, comprising writers dedicated to improving their craft and helping each other on the road to publication. Members range from beginners to writers with several publishing credits. We share information about writing and publishing through our bi-monthly print newsletter, FIRST DRAFT, online through the Guppy-digest, and through critique groups.

Chapter Map

Don't see a Chapter in Your Area?

You might consider starting a new chapter? This Launching a New Chapter Guidelines PDF might be helpful in your journey.

Interested in joining on of our chapters? See below and click on the chapter name or website for more information.

 

Canada

 

Canada West (in development)

Web site: www.sinc-cw.ca

Toronto Chapter

Web site: www.torontosistersincrime.ca

 

United States

 

Arizona: Desert Sleuths

www.desertsleuths.com

Arizona: Tucson Sisters in Crime

www.tucsonsistersincrime.org

Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/tucsonsinc

California: Sisters in Crime/LA

www.sistersincrimela.com

Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/SinCLosAngeles

California: Orange County

www.ocsistersincrime.org

California: California Central Coast (CA)

www.facebook.com/groups/ccsinc/

California: San Joaquin Chapter

www.sj-sinc.org

California: Sisters in Crime NorCal

http://sincnorcal.org

California: Capitol Crimes Chapter (Sacramento)

www.capitolcrimes.org

California: Sisters in Crime San Diego

http://www.sistersincrimesd.org/

Connecticut

See the New England Chapter.  For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter listed under Massachusetts.

Colorado

http://sistersincrimecolorado.org 

District of Columbia: Chesapeake Chapter

Web site: www.chessiechapter.org

Delaware

See the Delaware Valley Chapter listed under Pennsylvania.

Florida:  Citrus Crime

website in development

Florida: Florida Sisters in Crime

https://floridasistersincrime.wordpress.com/

Florida:  Florida Gulf Coast Chapter 

http://flgcsinc.com/

Georgia: Atlanta Chapter

www.SinCAtlanta.com

Georgia: Low Country Chapter

http://lowcountrysistersincrime.blogspot.com/

Hawaii: Sisters in Crime Hawaii

http://sisters-in-crimehawaii.blogspot.com/

Illinois: Chicagoland Chapter

Web site: www.SinCChicago.com

Indiana: Speed City Indiana Chapter

Web site: http://speedcitysistersincrime.org

Iowa: Sisters in Crime-Iowa

Web site: www.sinc-iowa.com

Kansas: Border Crimes: Kansas/Missouri Bi-State Chapter

Web site: https://sincbordercrimes.wordpress.com/author/sincbordercrimes/

Kentucky: Derby Rotten Scoundrels (formerly Ohio River Valley) Chapter

Web site:  https://derbyrottenscoundrels.wordpress.com/about/

Maine

See the New England Chapter.  For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter listed under Massachusetts.

Maryland

For Baltimore, Annapolis, the District of Columbia and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs: see the Chesapeake Chapter listed under District of Columbia.

Massachusetts: New England Chapter

Web site: www.sincne.org

Minnesota: Twin Cities Sisters in Crime

Web site: twincitysinc.org

Missouri: Greater St. Louis Chapter

Web site: www.sistersincrimestl.org

See also the Kansas Border Crimes chapter.

New Hampshire

See the New England Chapter.  For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter listed under Massachusetts.

New Jersey: Central New Jersey (NJ)

Web site: sistersincrimenj.org

See also the Delaware Valley Chapter listed under Pennsylvania.

New Mexico: Croak & Dagger

Web site: www.croak-and-dagger.com

New York: New York/Tri-State Chapter

Web site: www.nysinc.org

New York: Mavens of Mayhem, Upper Hudson Chapter

Web site: upperhudsonsinc.com

New York: Long Island Sisters in Crime

Web site: https://longislandsinc.wordpress.com 

New York: Murder on Ice, Western/Central NY 

Web site:  www.murderonice.weebly.com

North Carolina: Murder We Write - North Carolina Triad Chapter

Website: www.murderwewrite.org

North Carolina: SinC in the Triangle

Web site: trianglesinc.com

Ohio: SiCCO: Sisters in Crime, Columbus, Ohio

Web site: www.siccowriters.org

Ohio: NEOSinC: Northeast Ohio Sisters in Crime

Website: http://neosinc.org/wordpress/

Oregon: Harriet Vane Chapter

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sisters-In-Crime-Portland-Chapter/133799829967241

Pennsylvania: Delaware Valley Chapter

Web site: http://www.dvsinc.org

Pennsylvania: Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter (Pittsburgh)

Web site: www.pghsinc.com

Rhode Island

See the New England Chapter.  For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter listed under Massachusetts.

South Carolina: Palmetto Chapter

Web site: http://palmettochaptersin.wix.com/palmetto

South Carolina: Upstate South Carolina Chapter

Web site: www.sincupstatesc.blogspot.com

Tennessee: Middle Tennessee Chapter

www.sinc-midtn.org

Texas: Heart of Texas Chapter

http://sinc-heartoftexas.com/

Texas:  SinC North Dallas

http://www.sistersincrimenorthdallas.com/

Vermont

See the New England Chapter.  For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter listed under Massachusetts.

Virginia: Central Virginia

Web site: http://www.sistersincrimecentralvirginia.com/

Virginia: Coastal Virginia:  Mystery by the Sea

Web site: http://mysterybythesea.wordpress.com/

Northern Virginia: See Chesapeake Chapter.  For Baltimore, Annapolis, the District of Columbia and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs: see the Chesapeake Chapter listed under District of Columbia.

Washington: Puget Sound Chapter

Web site: https://pugetsoundsinc.wordpress.com/ 

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Chapter

sistersincrimewisconsin.wordpress.com


 

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