Sunday, August 31, 2014

Via Randy Rawls--- SleuthFest 2015

Randy Rawls passes on the following:

SleuthFest 2015 will be held Feb 26 - March 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Keynote: JAMES PATTERSON. Florida Guest of Honor: JAMES W. HALL. Sunday Guest of Honor: DAVE BARRY. Forensic Guest of Honor: RIC GILLESPIE. Visit for full information.

The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (FMWA) is proud to announce its first Freddie Award for Writing Excellence. Designed to recognize outstanding unpublished mystery writers and novels, Freddies will be awarded to winning contestants in two categories, HARD-BOILED and TRADITIONAL. 
Submissions will consist of the first 20 pages of an unpublished mystery manuscript. Judges are published authors, and the top five entries in each category will be read by an acquiring editor or agent. Freddie winners will be announced at
Entries may be submitted electronically. Deadline is November 15, 2014. The entry fee is $20 for FMWA members, $25 for Mystery Writers of America (MWA) members, and $30 for non-members.
For further information, or to volunteer as a judge if you are a published mystery author, contact Diane A.S. Stuckart at
Randy Rawls
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