The International Thriller Writers membership includes some of the world’s best-selling authors: David Morrell, Gayle Lynds, Lee Child, Sandra Brown, Clive Cussler, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and many, many more. All of these authors’ careers began with their first book.
The ITW Debut Author Program, under the aegis of the International Thriller Writers main organization, seeks to support our first-book members through the publication process by providing a friendly, interactive community for the purposes of networking, mentoring, promotion, and camaraderie.
Interested in becoming an ITW Debut Author member?
Please note: Membership in the Debut Authors program is for Active-status ITW members only. Before you can apply to the Debut Authors program, you must first apply for ITW membership. More information about ITW membership here
An author may apply to be included in the current or future class, if they are an active ITW Author member, and their novel meets the following qualifications:
- published by an ITW-recognized publisher
- is their first novel published in any format, anywhere
- their book has been released since the previous ThrillerFest, or has yet to be published.
Join now so that you get the honor to attend these upcoming debut author mentoring sessions:
• AUG 14 - Guest Mentor: GAYLE LYNDS • SEPT 16 - Guest Mentor: LISA GARDNER