Register for SleuthFest Here

If this is your first time attending SleuthFest, please read about our great event options before registering.

Registration for SleuthFest 2020 opens September 1st.


For more about the SleuthFest hotel see our Conference Hotel page.

Third Degree Thursday
An extra day of hands-on workshops taught by masters of the craft – featuring workshops by all of our Guest Faculty.
Price: $85.00. Education and Librarian price: $50 – must register with .EDU or .GOV or other Educational or Library email address – contact Sleuthfestinfo@gmail.com to verify before you register. Not included in with our 3-day registration fee – can be attended on its own.

First Night dinner – Thursday
The First Night dinner is SleuthFest’s opening night mingle and meet event. It is a buffet dinner with a cash bar. There will be fun and prizes. Come and meet our Author Faculty, Agents & Editors, and your fellow writers at this casual dinner. Seating is limited so sign up early. The First Night Dinner is one of two events to which you may bring a guest. The cost is $50 per ticket. To purchase a ticket for your guest, please log into your original registration and add them.

3-Day Registration (MWA Member)
Includes all activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Includes Friday lunch and dinner – Saturday lunch and evening soirée with plenty of appetizers – Sunday brunch
Early (September 1 – January 5): $360
Standard (January 6 – March 15): $405

3-Day Registration (Non – MWA Member)
Includes all activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Includes Friday lunch and dinner – Saturday lunch and evening soirée with plenty of appetizers – Sunday brunch
Early (September 1 – January 5): $400
Late (January 6 – March 15): $445

Strategy session for 3-day registered attendees – Meet with an editor for advice/help on your Work In Progress (WIP) $10.

Agent or Editor Pitch Session for those registered for 3-day conference AND who have a completed manuscript: $10.

Guests are spouses/partners of attendees. To add a guest, you will find the link on the last page of registration, select ‘Add another person.’

Single event prices for guests:
First Night dinner: $50
Saturday Night Cocktail Party: $50

Manuscript Critique
Have the first 25 pages of your manuscript critiqued by a guest agent or editor. Does not need to be a completed manuscript. Pages must be submitted by February 23rd, 2020. You will be contacted by the Critique Chair regarding additional program details. Price: $100.00. (Authors failing to submit required pages by the deadline forfeit their fee.)

Cancellation policy: If you cancel no later than 31 January 2020, you will receive a full refund less processing costs.

You will only be entitled to a 50% refund, less processing costs (as above), for cancellations between 01 February 2020 and 29 February 2020. Due to the commitment we must make to the hotel, there are no refunds after 29 February 2020.


Mystery Writers of America (MWA) welcomes people from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. We do not tolerate discrimination or abuse of any kind, including any form of sexual harassment. We similarly require our members and guests to comply with this policy when participating in any MWA-sponsored events.

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