From our Mailbox: Celebrating 30 Years of Sisters in Crime

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Our email inbox contained a letter from Sisters in Crime, a worldwide organization supporting the work and talent of mystery authors. Its 51 chapters are marking the organization's 30th anniversary this year.

Raising Women's Voices for Thirty Years

On October 11, we released the 2017 Publishing Summit Report, highlighting the work of Sisters in Crime over the past 30 years.

We surveyed past presidents on a range of topics, and identified themes that illustrate SinC’s growth as an organization. We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past 30 years and would love your help in spreading the word.

This year’s report can be viewed here (Raising Women's Voices for Thirty Years) and the official hashtag is #SinC30.

How you can help: Here’s sample content you can copy/paste to your social media channels:



  • This year’s Sisters in Crime Publishing Summit Report highlights the work of SinC over the past 30 years. See all that we’ve accomplished and how far we have to go:
  • In 1986, Sandra Scoppettone, a founding SinC member, reported that the New York Times Book Review had not reviewed a book by a woman in months. SinC volunteers analyzed the book reviews appearing from 1985–1987 and determined the percentage of reviews of female-authored books dropped from fifteen to six per cent. Read more:
  • “I’ve never been involved with a board which works as hard as the SinC board does.” — Cathy Pickens in the 2017 Publishing Summit. Read more:

You can also send the report to your agent, publishers, editors, and publicist, and ask them to spread the word.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word and furthering the mission of Sisters in Crime.

Press Release Available: Sisters in Crime publishes Raising Women's Voices for Thirty Years (October 2017)

Our mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

In San Diego, the Sisters in Crime chapter goes by Partners in Crime San Diego. Meeting locations vary. Check the calendar.

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