Call for Submissions for Upcoming NYSinC Anthology!

bad-motherAh, isn’t Mother’s Day just perfect for announcing this crime collection?

Members of the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime are invited to submit one short story for consideration for inclusion in the chapter’s third anthology, working title: Murder New York Style: Family Matters.

Stories must be crime-related and set within the Greater New York area. In addition to the five boroughs, that includes Long Island, Westchester, and nearby New Jersey towns. The collection’s theme, inspired by Tolstoy’s reflection on unhappy families—each unhappy in its own way—hopefully inspires thoughts of toxic relations, long-buried secrets, and any number of deadly sins.

To learn more, see our 2013 Chapter Anthology Submission Guidelines and get writing!

Discuss the Reader Survey Online Tomorrow!

On February 17th, our chapter’s own Triss Stein will be presenting and discussing these results at our meeting.  She was one of the point people from Sisters in Crime who worked on this project.  Go to 2011 Chapter Meetings link in right sidebar for details. But, if you’e unable to attend then…

This Tuesday, Jan. 18th, the SinC listserv will host two representatives from Bowker, the company that conducted SinC’s groundbreaking Mystery Book Buyer Study. They will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time to answer members’ questions about the study and how writers can use the information to better target their marketing efforts. The full survey report is available through the SinC national website.

Any SinC member not already on the listserv can join by sending an e-mail to with his or her full name in the body of the message. It’s perfectly all right to join the list for the Tuesday session and unsubscribe afterward, although, of course, we think all SinC members can benefit from being on the list.

Also, see you local Sisters at the library on Thursday for what promises to be another terrific meeting with veteran literary agent Victoria Skurnick!

Chapter Call for Submissions

Today, we’re kicking off our chapter’s second anthology with a call for crime story submissions!  Visit the Anthology link in our sidebar for all the juicy details and even some local inspiration.

Member News: Surfing Stories

Members Hilary Davidson and Kathleen Ryan have been busy online!  Hilary just set up her brand new website, and Kathy’s featured in a Misfit Magazine interview, and both of them have short fiction appearing in Christopher Grant’s online crime blog A Twist of Noir.  Kathy’s number 425, “Victims of the Night” , also appeared at her Women of Mystery blog, and Hilary’s number 291, “Beast” , also appeared online at The Drowning Machine, where it won First Place in the Watery Grave Invitational.  Whew!

Keep informing us of your virtual e-hijinks, too!  We love hearing about new markets for chapter members’ work, working our pintails goofy-footed to dominate the glass of online crime.