Welcome to Southeast Mystery Writers of America!

SEMWA Spotlight

Mystery in the Midlands

Sat, Jun 22
Columbia, SC

This is an all-day event with buffet lunch and 24 presenting authors and author master classes for only $25. CLICK HERE for more info.

Killer Nashville

August 23-25, 2019

A sponsor, SEMWA offers Ready.Set.Pitch Thursday at 5 pm for writers wishing to polish their pitches. Additionally, we have a SEMWA-only panel “Dangerous Minds” on Sunday highlighting our authors. Conference Site: killernashville.com

SEMWA Retreat

March 22-29, 2020  

The house is already secured at the Outer Banks of NC.
Registration opens in November.

Summer 2019 Literacy Drive

Roger Johns, the SEMWA 2019 Literacy Chair, has selected the Dog River Public Library in Douglasville, GA, to be this year’s book drive recipient. It is a new library that serves urban and rural readers. They have a robust literacy program and actively support literacy for all ages. Their summer programs focus on children and teens, bringing youngsters into the library for fun activities related to reading. The library’s website is http://www.wgrls.org/visit/dogriver/

To participate, send your book(s) to Roger Johns, P.O. Box 6868, Douglasville, GA 30154. If you have any questions, contact Roger at [email protected]

Southern Festival of Books

October 11-13, 2019


Panel positions for 1-2 panels will be shared by SEMWA and Tennessee SinC. Festival criteria for panel participation is a book traditionally published between Oct 2018 and Oct 2019. Note: SEMWA members who fall outside this panel criteria can participate as vendors in our tent.)

  • PANEL NAME: “Mysterious Ways” Four of SEMWA’s finest dish on the secrets of writing the perfect crime 
  • Email your application to Bob Mangeot at [email protected] remember, your last book must fall within the specified publication window to be a panelist here. Give your name, recent pubs, publisher, and state whether you want to be considered for the panel and/or a tent vendor.
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