Thursday, June 28, 2012

What is the ITW Debut Author Program?

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.
Non-fiction books will be considered on a case-by-base basis. To apply for membership, please contact Anthony Franze.
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


jenny milchman said...

Informative post about one of the great writers organizations of the world. I can't add a thing except that becoming a Debut Author will turn out to be one important part of this dream we all have coming true...

Quilters' Quarters said...

Sounds like a dream deferred. I'd love to join; I'm working on my first murder mystery, but I've self-published six non-fiction books with CreateSpace. Sounds like I'm ineligible if I publish my fiction there in the future.