Houston Sisters in Crime is open to writers and fans of crime fiction and all its sub-genres. We welcome everyone.

Annual membership dues for Houston SinC are $35. Please use our online membership form to pay via PayPal, or print out this form (PDF) and mail it in with your check for $35 payable to Houston Sisters in Crime.

Please Note: To become a member of Houston SinC, you must first be a member of the national Sisters in Crime. The link below will take you to the application.


Here’s some information from about the benefits of membership:

Benefits of joining Sisters in Crime

Community, Education, Information and Advocacy 

Sisters in Crime offers a friendly, supportive network for crime writers at every stage of their careers.

  • Community and connection. Our local and online chapters, social media groups, and face-to-face gatherings at national and regional conferences offer networking and mentoring to support your growth as writer and nurture your career.
  • Education. Our online webinars, master classes, scholarships, and individual educational grants will develop your skills in the craft and business of writing and keep them current.
  • News you can use: Our feature-rich newsletter, monthly industry news summary, and discounts on important publications in the mystery field will save you time and keep you up-to-date in a complex and fast-changing writing and publishing environment.
  • Advocacy and outreach: Our library and bookstore grants, Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, industry monitoring project, and public resources make us a major voice for diversity and excellence in crime writing.

Sisters in Crime welcomes everyone who supports our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.