Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to endorse mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The scholarship is to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2011 or early spring 2012. Two scholarships for up to $500 each are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions. Deadline February 28, 2011.
NOTE: Heck, I might apply to this one. I've never been to a real two or three-day mystery writers conference. $500 goes a long way!
DOUBLE NOTE: People have asked how's the novel coming. It's edited and in the hands of the publisher. I'm eagerly awaiting her response to my changes. I'm tickled with them, but of course, validation of those changes would be nice. Still trying to hammer out book three, which I'm THRILLED with, by the way. Lots more twists and turns, with a sophistication I'm quite proud of.