Welcome to Houston Sisters in Crime! Houston Sisters in Crime is a regional chapter of Sisters in Crime. We formed our chapter in the fall of 2019 and we began meeting in January 2020.

Sisters in Crime is an international organization whose mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Please read our Code of Conduct.

Our events are open to all writers, no matter their genre or gender. Members receive Zoom invitations the week prior to the event. Not a member? Contact us at sinchouston@gmail.com if you would like to receive information about this or any of our other monthly online/hybrid speaker presentations.


Sunday, October 16
2-3:30 PM at Murder by the Book bookstore in Houston (hybrid in-person and Zoom event)

“A Long Story Short – The Journey Begins”
Launch of the Short Story Fiction Writers’ Academy

Session 1: “Going Short Without Getting Short Changed: What you need to know about Writing Short Fiction.”

This is the first part of a series designed to introduce members to the benefits of short story writing.

Our panel of fellow members Chuck Brownman, Millie Hast, Teresa Trent, and special guest Babette Fraser Hale will discuss the definition(s) of a short story; the differences and similarities between short stories and longer stories and novels; the reasons to write (or not write) short fiction; locating markets for submissions; and learning the submissions processes and paying versus non-paying markets.

Read more about this event on the Meetings page.

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