Category Archives: Business Announcements

MWA Announces Revised Special Edgar Awards Selection Procedures; All Members Invited to Participate; Deadline July 31

MWA’s board of directors recently approved new procedures for selecting the Special Edgar Awards—including the Raven, the Ellery Queen, and the Grand Master awards.

The new procedures are designed to make the process more open and transparent to the entire membership. They also encourage participation from all members of MWA, who are asked to submit nominations for all three awards by July 31. Members only, watch for the June-July issue of The Third Degree.

MWA Partners with G.P. Putnam’s Sons to Create the Sue Grafton Memorial Award

Presented by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, the award will be given at Mystery Writers of America’s 73rd Annual Edgar Awards in New York City on April 25, 2019 Thirty-five years ago, Sue Grafton launched one of the most acclaimed and celebrated mystery series of all time with A is for Alibi, and with it created theContinue Reading

Mystery Writers of America Withdraws Fairstein Award

November 29, 2018 – New York, NY – On Tuesday, November 27, Mystery Writers of America announced the recipients of Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Awards, special awards given out annually. Shortly afterwards, the MWA membership began to express concern over the inclusion of Linda Fairstein as a Grand Master, citing controversy in whichContinue Reading

Meet MWA’s New Board of Directors

Join MWA’s National Board of Directors for our annual party at Mysterious Bookshop on Friday, January 12th – 6 to 8 pm. In attendance will be: Donna Andrews, Heather E. Ash, Frankie Y. Bailey, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Daniel J. Hale, Rachel Howzell Hall, Glen Erik Hamilton, Harry Hunsicker, Julie Hyzy, Allison Leotta, Larry Light,Continue Reading

Amendment to Active Status Membership Guidelines

The MWA National Board of Directors is pleased to announce that starting January 1, 2017 self-published authors can apply for Active Membership Status. You can qualify by fulfilling either of the following criteria: You have been paid for your work by a print, e-book, print-on-demand, periodical or e-zine/webzine publisher that is on the MWA listContinue Reading