Jane Cleland Wins Agatha Award

Our very own Jane Cleland won the Agatha Award today for Best Nonfiction Book for her superb writing craft book, Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot. For those who don’t know, the Agatha is one of the most prestigious awards in the mystery community, and is awarded at the Malice Domestic Conference. This is a major accomplishment.

Brian Thiem

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Alumni Update

Hello Everyone!

It’s been a long time and I wanted to update my niche on what’s going on in my life as a writer and photographer.
I’ve been getting stories and art published into various literary journals, which will help build up my resume.
I’ll be attending a writer’s conference in NYC this summer to pitch my creative nonfiction memoir so I will keep you posted on what happens. It’s a brand new book I started more than two years ago (2015-2017). I put away the other two I was working on. I finished them but they were more “practice” and I appreciate this now.
I have an updated website if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to. It is http://www.jennpowers.com and I would LOVE to hear from any fellow alumni.

Peace & Love,
Jenn Powers

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Diversity and Writing Programs

I encourage everyone in the program to read this article. Discussion welcome here!

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Job list | Simon & Schuster, CBS Corp

Here is a list of 20 full-time editorial positions. You can click “internships” to see that list separately.  Simon & Schuster Jobs in New York

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August Residency

Just a reminder that the dates of the August residency are August 1-7, inclusive. If you are flying in, you should arrive in Danbury by early-to-mid afternoon on the 1st (New Student Orientation will begin at 3:00 and the Opening Convocation/picnic will begin at 5:00). Our day on the 7th will end after the Wrap-up Meeting, which will conclude at 5:00, so please make travel plans accordingly in order to attend the Wrap-up.

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Macmillan Mystery Contests

Macmillan sponsors several mystery contests for first time crime fiction novelists. There’s no submission fee. Here’s the details.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Mystery Writers

Mystery writers: take a look at this annual scholarship for mystery writers interested in taking a specific class, attending a conference or conducting research for their writing.

Learn more here.

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