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Chapter Information

Please use this form to update your chapter informationYou should only fill out this form if you represent the board of a Sisters in Crime chapter.  This should be done whenever this is a change in your leadership team.


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.


Chapter Event Grants

To get inspired and know what others have done before, read Roberta Isleib's SinC Events: Good For Us and Good For You!

Chapter Event Grants are available to any SinC chapter in good standing, up to $1000 a calendar year. 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 to the inSinC Quarterly.


Chapter Anthologies

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.


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: Alec Peche,

If you need to order a Sisters in Crime banner, membership brochures and label pins, please contact our Executive Director, Beth Wasson,


Looking for the big listing of all our chapters?  It's been moved to our Local Chapters page.


Co-President: Chris Roerden 
Co-President: Chris Roerden 
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