Ransom Notes Logo 2016Our Ransom Notes newsletter is published monthly for the entertainment and benefit of our members.


Our editor welcomes items of interest to the membership. All articles should be submitted in electronic format. Please copy into your email as well as sending an attachment. Send submissions to Deadline for submissions is the 10th of the month prior to the date of the issue.


Businesses and professional services can effectively reach our membership of published and non-published authors, mystery fans, editors, and publishers by placing an ad in our newsletter. Information on sizes and rates HERE . (PDF)


This section covers classes offered, notices of book publication, etc. Author Members receive up to 150 words at no charge; additional text up to 250 words is $5.00, a photo or graphic image is $5.00. Deadline: must be submitted on the 10th of the month to be included in the following month’s issue. INCLUDE: the name of the event, date, location, contact/website. The printed size of the graphics/pictures is at the sole discretion of the Ransom Notes Editor.


Magazines, websites, contests requesting submissions: if there is no charge to author for submission, your info will run free (see the info that will be included at no charge). If there is a charge, please fill out and submit a RANSOM NOTES ADVERTISING document. INCLUDE: the name of the event, deadline date to enter (if applicable), date of contest/issue/etc, contact info and website. Your submission guidelines will not be printed, they must be available on your website. Ransom Notes will not edit info; provide it accurately and completely. Only info above will be printed, no other info will be included. Deadline to submit via email is the 10th of month for the following month’s issue. Payment must be made via Paypal by the same date. Paypal address: (add a note describing what payment is for).


Information on upcoming writing conferences is included on our “Criminal Pursuits” page, and will include: name, dates, location and contact. Any conference wishing to list added info or provide a display ad, submit completed a RANSOM NOTES ADVERTISING form to


SinC/LA only accepts articles written by our membership. The Ransom Notes Editor determines inclusion in each issue based upon word count, relevance, and available space. Articles must cover only writing-related news. We may also consider articles from members of other SinC chapters.


Announcements have to come directly from the bookstore. We do not charge bookstores, however there is no separate section devoted to them at this time. Any signing info sent should apply only to Sisters in Crime authors.


Submitters are responsible for all text, graphics, pictures, and accuracy of information, (Ransom Notes doesn’t have fact-checkers.) Any item exceeding an appropriate word count will not run. Address all questions or need of clarifications to: