Mystery Writers of America is aware that Bouchercon 2014 has on its schedule an event called, “Men of Mystery.” While we support the participants and organizers of this event, MWA feels that hosting this at Bouchercon sends the wrong message to fans, reviewers, and authors that writers can, and should, be divided by gender.
We are not asking for this event to be cancelled or altered. However, we offer this objection in the hopes that future Bouchercon committees work harder to be inclusive to all authors, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
Watch your mailbox for the MWA membership renewal mailing! You can renew your membership over the phone, through our website, or by fax. Membership renewals are due by Sept. 30, 2013.
MWA is constantly assessing the needs of our members, and what benefits we provide to them. As a part of our ongoing commitment to our members, we are transitioning to a new website. We will be focusing on improved online shopping for MWA purchases, an interactive front page with regular news announcements, and an increased educational content throughout the site. We have made this limited-content site available so that we can continue to provide good customer service to individuals who interact with MWA. Thank you for your patience as we continue to revise the site and add functionality, as well as new features.