Mystery Writers Key West Fest

2015 Mystery Writers Key West Fest: Murder and Mayhem in Paradise!


August 14-16, 2015 - Mark Your Calenders
Registration Details Available Soon

The 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a gathering of your favorite South Florida mystery writers along with local storytellers. This is a meet-and-greet where authors can catch up with old friends and readers can chat with their favorite mystery writers, get them to autograph books, and listen to panels where writers explain how and why they do it.

Key West has been a long-time writers’ haven -- from Hemingway to Tennessee Williams. But it’s also been an island of popular intrigue -- from the mystery novels of Laurence Shames to Stuart Woods, John Leslie, Tom Corcoran, John Hersey, Thomas McGuane, and Robert Stone.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." ~Hemingway

The Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award

Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writers Award

Deadline for Entries: June 30, 2015
Judging Complete: July 31, 2015
Notification to Finalists: August 1, 2015
More information about this award will be available at SleuthFest, Feb 27 - March 1.

Entries will need to be emailed to as Word attachments. First three pages of a FINISHED manuscript, maximum number of words 750. No need to end with a full sentence or paragraph, just wherever the third page naturally falls. Finalists will be notified and will need to submit the full manuscript. Full manuscripts must be submitted by August 10 to avoid being disqualified.

To Contact Mystery Writers Key West Fest

Please write to: MWKWF P.O. Box 5494, Key West, Florida 33045 or Email Us

August 14-16, 2015 / Registration Details Available Soon

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Schedule of Events

August 14-16, 2015
Plan your weekend of murder and mayhem in Key West! Writers memorable murder mysteries are guaranteed to entertain.

The Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award

In honor of Jerry Healy
Deadline for Entries: June 30, 2015
Judging Complete: July 31, 2015
More Information:

About Mystery Writers Key West Fest

A conference in Key West, gathering nearly two-dozen premier South Florida true crime, mystery and suspense writers.