Welcome to the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. FMWA is an organization of published and aspiring authors, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals pursuing a career or interest in the crime fiction genre.
Our Monthly Meetings feature dynamic speakers and networking opportunities with fellow authors, reviewers, and booksellers. We invite experts to keep us up to date on forensic topics, marketing skills and writing-related subjects. We’d love to have you join us. The cost for the lunch and speaker program is $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Register for a meeting Here.
Upcoming Meeting Dates: Feb 23-26 Sleuthfest, March 18, April 22 (In observance of Easter and the Tax weekend, meeting date changed) May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16 (annual Holiday Party)
We also hold meetings for members around the state. To learn more about upcoming dates for our Central Florida and Southwest Florida members, visit our Special Events page.
Interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing? Attend Florida Author’s Academy from June through September in Delray Beach. Many of our members are instructors.
Want feedback on your unpublished mystery novel? Enter the Freddie Awards in Writing Excellence Competition. For entry dates, rules, and more information, Go Here. Or, Click Here for a list of finalists and winners of past competitions.
SleuthFest is our annual conference. This four-day event in late February includes bestselling authors as well as keynote speakers, editors and agents, booksignings, an on-site bookstore, raffles, special social events and more. SleuthFest has garnered a reputation as one of the premier mystery writers’ conferences in the country. For more details, please visit www.sleuthfest.com.
Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.
Members Only section: To access the Members Only features of this website, you’ll need to enter the login code and password (NOT your email address) on the right. If you require the code and are a chapter member, please email one of our officers.