Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inside inSinC

This week, Sisters in Crime members received one of the organization’s leading member benefits -- the inSinC quarterly bulletin, a 20-page publication filled with practical information for Sisters in Crime members writing and reading crime fiction.

inSinC, edited by Molly Weston, provides a treasure trove of feature articles, columns from industry experts and useful news for SinC member writers and readers.

The June 2011 issue starts off with a bang with “Reviewers Unleashed,” a far-ranging conversation with Oline Cogdill (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Mystery Scene, Publishers Weekly, McClatchy Tribune Features and more), Hallie Ephron (The Boston Globe), Jen Forbus ( and Crimespree), Art Taylor (the Washington Post) and Sarah Weinman (Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, the National Post, Maclean’s, The Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post and more).

In “The FOSS Cure,” Ramona DeFelice Long provides a helpful – and therapeutic – examination of the short story form, with advice for conquering fear of the short story (FOSS).

Jan Burke turns a watchful eye toward the state of death investigation in the U.S. with “Who’s Watching Our Deaths?” Studies, problems, critical needs, what you can do – you’ll find all of the information here.

“Writer Beware” by Victoria Strauss outlines the work of the publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction Writers of America that provides information and warnings about scams and schemes that threaten writers.

The photo essay, “Memories of Malice 2011,” shares some of the highlights of this year’s Malice Domestic conference. Remember, not all of what happens at Malice stays at Malice!

The regular inSinC columns include Sisters in Crime president Cathy Pickens’ report on recent and upcoming SinC initiatives, “Law & Fiction: Getting Facts Straight” by attorney Leslie Budewitz and “Illusionists and the Brain” by forensic psychology and criminal justice professor Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.

In addition, the latest inSinC provides other news you can use, including “Chapter Highlights,” news of special events that may just offer some ideas for your own chapter activities; “Conferences and Happenings,” an updated event calendar; “The Docket” by Patricia Gulley, the latest in publishing news from your Sisters; and “Writing Contests,” a look at award-winning opportunities.

Let us know what you think about the latest edition of inSinC. We'd love to hear from you!


Msmstry said...

Thanks, Kathie, for this great round-up of the June issue of inSinC. I hope every member will enjoy reading inSinC and that non-members will be tempted to join Sisters in Crime.

Mary Ingmire said...

Does this issue come by e-mail or snail mail?

Kathie Felix said...

Members can choose to receive the "inSinC" quarterly by email or via the U.S. Postal Service.

Msmstry said...

inSinC via snail mail is in black in white. The online version is in full color. inSinC is a members-only benefit.