The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.

Four For Forty Contest 2016 has been cancelled due to a ruling from National Sisters in Crime.


*****Next Meeting*****

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7-9 p.m. at Thornhill Library


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P.A. De Voe

Title: Writing the Short Story

P.A. De Voe writes historical mystery and crime stories set in Ming Dynasty China. In the past two years, she has published 9 short stories, five in anthologies, 3 in an e-magazine, and 1 indiepublished. If you’ve been thinking about writing short stories, but were hesitant to attempt it, come and hear what she has to say. If you like reading short stories, come and share what you most like about this style.

P.A. De Voe will discuss various aspects of writing a short story, as well as:

 how writing the short story differs from writing a novel.

 the basic element of writing a short story.



About Chapter Meetings 

Our meetings feature guest speakers who provide information on interesting topics. On those evenings where there is not a guest speaker or where the speaker finishes early, we have open readings, discussions on writing issues, networking, or a book discussion.  Past meetings have included presentations on marketing, how to conduct interviews, K-9 police, the world of indie publishing, and more.

We hope to see everyone at our Upcoming 2016 meetings.  Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held

The third Wednesday of every month except August, starting at 6:45pm
Library meetings are free and open to the public. Check our meeting schedule for full information on the following topics to be presented at our meetings.
June 8, 2016-Critique group at Novel Neighbors in Webster Groves (6-8 p.m.)
June 15, 2016 - Short Story Writing TIps