April 8-15 2018 Outer Banks Writer’s Retreat — Only two slots let for this fun-filled week of writer synergy, learning, and exploring solace in a majestic setting.

See details at semwa-2018-outer-banks-retreat/

July 28, 2017 Mystery Workshop in Columbia, SC, partnering with Palmetto Sisters in Crime

Details to be announced soon!

Killer Nashville 2018: August 23-26, Embassy Suites, Franklin, TN

SEMWA is a proud sponsor of Killer Nashville, a mystery conference set in the midst of our region of the country.

Guests of Honor for 2018: Otto Penzler, Ellery Adams, J.A. Konrath, Jeff Deaver, Anne Perry

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award began in 2008 as a way to honor attending writers at the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference. But as Killer Nashville’s reach has grown, so has interest in its competitions. And now the competition is open to self-published and traditionally published writers throughout the world. The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award is committed to discovering new writers, as well as superlative books by established authors and, upon discovery, sharing those writers and their works with new readers. Visit the Killer Nashville site [www.killernashville.com] to learn more.

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award The Killer Nashville Claymore Award was created to assist new and rebranding English-language fiction authors get published, including possible agent representation, book advances, editor deals, and movie and television sales.

Over $3,000 worth of prizes are given away each year, but to us, the publishing and deals made—and the careers they build—are the end game. Visit the Killer Nashville Claymore Award [www.killernashville.com/claymore] page to view previous winners who are now published, and read the competition’s submission guidelines. 
Website: http://www.killernashville.com.

Fall SEMWA Event, tentatively slated for Atlanta

Stay tuned for more details

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