Whether you are an author or a reader, make sure to check out these Web sites:
The Annual RT BOOKLOVERS Convention is sponsored by RT BOOK REVIEWS the magazine for fiction lovers with more than 250 new books reviewed in every issue, author interviews, book news, and etc.
Crime Writers' Association (CWA)
This UK-based organization offers full membership for those who have published a full-length work and provisional membership for those who have a contract from a recognized publishing house but have not yet had their work published. For those who work primarily within the industry or those outside of the of the UK, an associate membership is available.
This UK-based publication is dedicated to the promotion of crime fiction, particularly new authors. Their aim is to provide an informative site for both readers and writers, arrange events that feature new talent along with established authors, provide an exciting mix of writing talent, and produce a monthly e-zine with news and reviews of the new forthcoming publications. Annual Subscription is about $36 USD (or 25 GBP in the UK).
Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for those who write within the genre. They provide scholarships for writers, sponsor MWA Literacy programs, sponsor symposia and conferences, present the Edgar® Awards, and conduct other activities to further the appreciation for crime writing.
MWA also works to educate writers and those who aspire to write regarding their rights and interests, and to make writers and readers aware of matters which may affect crime writing through legislation, publishing industry practices, judicial decisions, or in other ways. Membership is open to writers of books, short stories, plays, and screenplays; publishers, editors, agents, librarians, booksellers, and other in allied fields; aspiring writers and others devoted to crime writing.
Sisters in Crime (SinC)
SinC contains 3600 members in 50 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. It is comprised of authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by an affection for the mystery genre and the support of women who write mysteries.