California Crime Writers Conference 2019 – Registration

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America welcome aspiring writers, established authors, and industry professionals to mingle with agents, editors, publishers and your peers in sunny Culver City, CA for the 2019 California Crime Writers Conference. Gather the latest inside information on publishing, marketing, crime solving and craft while you revitalize your creativity, hone your writing skills and beef up your publishing and marketing plans at this renowned, biennial conference.

Register early – CCWC attendance is capped at 200 attendees to encourage an accessible, cordial atmosphere among attendees and faculty.  Previous years sold out, so don’t miss your opportunity to join the fun in 2019!

Also, while we will do our best to place you on a panel, if you so desire, we can make no guarantees. Generally, the earlier you register, the more likely it is we’ll be able to find a slot for you. Thanks!

Conference dates:  June 8-9, 2019

Pre-conference evening event: June 7, 2019

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton,  6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230


Registration February 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019: $320

Registration May 1, 2019 — May 31, 2019: $355

 Online and mail-in registration close May 31, 2019

Mail-in registration must be received by May 31, 2019

Manuscript and Query Letter Critiques:            

There will be two different ways to get feedback on your work:

  • 25 minutes in-depth critique with an agent/editor on your first five pages and query letter. $90 SOLD OUT. Please e-mail us at to be put on the waitlist.
  • A one-hour group session with two agents/editors. In addition to receiving 5 minutes of instant feedback and suggestions for improvement on one page of your own work, you will get to hear the critiques of other participants and learn from other’s mistakes and successes. The one page can be either the first full page of your manuscript, a one-page query letter, or a one-page synopsis. $40

Complete submission instructions will be emailed to paid participants.  The 5pg., double-spaced writing submissions must be received by April 13, 2019.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel before February 28, 2019, you will receive a full refund minus PayPal fees*.

If you cancel between March 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019, you will receive a 50% refund minus PayPal fees*.

No refunds after April 30, 2019

*PayPal fees do not apply if you mail in your registration with a check.


Disclaimer: Although we wish we controlled the world, alas, we don’t. As with all such conferences, all guests and events are subject to change without notice.