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Contacts for Chapters

SinC Chapter Liaison: Alec Peche,

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


Updating Chapter Information

Please use the Chapter Update Form to update the chapter information that appears on your chapter page on this website, including information about leadership, meetings, etc. You can navigate to your chapters' page to review your current information from here.


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.


Chapter Grants

Sisters in Crime National offers three kinds of grants to chapters. You can find the details for each type on the linked pages below.


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.


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.

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