RMMWA to Host Fourth Annual Six-Word Mystery Contest

Enter here starting September 15th

Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are encouraged to enter the fourth annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA).

The contest opens September 15, 2020, when instructions and entry forms will be posted here at Entries must be received by midnight, Oct. 31, 2020. Six-word “whodunits” can be entered in one or all five of the following categories: Hard Boiled or Noir; Cozy Mystery; Thriller Mystery; Police Procedural Mystery; and/or a mystery with Romance or Lust. The Six-Word Mystery Contest is open to all adults 18 and over. No residency requirements.

Award-winning author and RMMWA Chapter President Margaret Mizushima said, “This is a fun way to boil down your intriguing mystery in six words and be judged by professional writers and agents. Writers from across the nation and Australia have entered our previous contests. We’re excited to see what creative entries we receive this year.”

read more…

A Statement from Mystery Writers of America

“Mystery Writers of America does not support or tolerate discrimination of any kind. We stand proudly with our Black members, and implore our entire membership to start listening, speaking out, and amplifying the voices that have been silenced for far too long. Listening leads to understanding, and action leads to change. We cannot move forward as a society or culture without recognizing the disparities that permeate both.”

The complete text of this statement, and suggestions on how to get involved, can be found on the MWA national site.

April 9th Virtual Meeting

In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, RMMWA will host an all-virtual meeting and discussion at 7:00 p.m. (MDT) on April 9, 2020. Please join us by clicking on this link:

  • If Zoom isn’t already on your system, you’ll be asked to sign up for a FREE Zoom account.
  • If asked for a meeting ID number, enter
  • If asked for a password, please enter: 671066
  • If you wish to just phone in and listen, dial:

If you need assistance getting into the meeting, send an email to: or and either Chris or Margaret will try to assist you.

We hope to see you on April 9!


Notice Regarding April Meeting

With regret, RMMWA has decided to cancel our monthly meeting previously scheduled for April 9. Though the camaraderie and education that our meeting provides are important to us, we’re also committed to the well-being of our members and guests, and we encourage our community to follow CDC and state guidelines for mitigating spread of COVID-19.

We hope to reschedule our speaker for later this year, and we’ll keep you posted on the status of future meetings through the communication loop, and through our newsletter, website, and social media.

We hope to be able to come together as a group again soon. If you have any questions, please reach me at

Take care,

Margaret Mizushima, Chapter President