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Listserv Retired

ListServ Retired; Archive Remains

UPDATED: June 29, 2018 

To better carry out our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to retire the main Sisters in Crime Yahoo listserv. It will no longer host new content. Members may continue to access the archives and search threads as needed.

With retiring moderators, unstable technology, and declining participation, the board has been considering a new community environment for some time. However, a recent contentious discussion thread required us to accelerate the timeline. These types of devolving hostile discussions have no place in our organization. No member should ever feel discounted or bullied.

The SinC mission concerns the writerly aspect of our members. This organization offers information, education, and networking-as they pertain to a member's career. We strive to provide a welcoming and supportive professional environment for all our members.

Let me state plainly. We do not wish to censor nor oppress nor turn a blind eye. We value opinions, open discussion, and inclusion. We encourage ongoing conversations in more fitting venues where we can all listen and learn from different viewpoints on a wide range of industry issues.

As we finalize our Strategic Plan, we will continue to explore a relevant and worthwhile replacement and plan to share details in early 2019. We remain focused on our mission to provide productive resources beneficial to women crime writers in a welcome and inclusive environment.

Thank you to our moderators, many of whom have spent years behind the scenes to keep this platform running. Thank you to those who expressed concern over recent conversations. Those voices help guide us into the light.

Kendel Lynn
President, Sisters in Crime
on behalf of the Board of Directors

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