Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles
SoCal Mystery Writers of America
The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference
June 8-9, 2019
Culver City, CA
Registration Now Open!
Learn more on our website:
What a great conference we have planned for 2019! In addition to fantastic workshops on craft, forensics and business/marketing for both experienced writers and those just starting out, this year will have a few new events, including an Opening Sentence contest, a beta reader meet up, software demos, and an Ask Me Anything with editors, agents, and producers — not to mention some surprises still to be announced.
As usual, there will be Friday night pre-conference fun at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Culver City. Discounted room blocks are reserved for registered attendees and sell out fast, so register early.
We also have a new way to get feedback from agents and editors, with two different options for manuscript critiques. You can sign up for these at registration; slots are extremely limited and they will sell out.
Conference dates: June 8-9, 2019
Pre-conference evening event: June 7, 2019
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Early bird registration through January 31, 2019: $285
Registration February 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019: $320
Late Registration May 1, 2019 — May 31, 2019: $355
Online and mail-in registration close May 31, 2019
Mail-in registration must be received by May 31, 2019
Manuscript and Query Letter Critiques:
There will be two different ways to get feedback on your work:
- 25 minutes in-depth critique with an agent/editor on your first five pages and query letter. $90
- A one-hour group session with two agents/editors. In addition to receiving 5 minutes of instant feedback and suggestions for improvement on one page of your own work, you will get to hear the critiques of other participants and learn from other’s mistakes and successes. The one page can be either the first full page of your manuscript, a one-page query letter, or a one-page synopsis. $40
Complete submission instructions will be emailed to paid participants. The 5pg., double-spaced writing submissions must be received by April 13, 2019.
If you cancel before February 28, 2019, you will receive a full refund PayPal fees*.
If you cancel between March 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019, you will receive a 50% refund minus PayPal fees*.
No refunds after April 30, 2019
*PayPal fees do not apply if you mail in your registration with a check.