Temporary Suspension of Book Reviews

Due to a reorganization of the MWSA book review program, effective immediately no new books will be processed for reviews until January 15, 2016. All books currently in the system will be reviewed, though the turnaround time is going to be a little longer than normal.

I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause, but it is necessary in order to establish and work out the revised book review program to make it run smoothly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Should you have any questions, you may contact me at:

Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Military Writers Society of America

2013 MWSA Awards

2013 MWSA Award Winners

Author of the Year - Bob Doerr

President's Award  - Maria Edwards

Founder's Award    - Death in the Baltic by Cathryn Prince


HistoricaL Fiction 

Gold Medal - Chosin File by Dale Dye

                         Dog Solidier Moon by Mike McKendree LongIII

                         Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green


2013 MWSA Award Winners

ZARBUL MASALHA: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs by active duty U.S. Navy Captain Edward Zellem which won the Gold Medal for Reference was one of the many highlights in the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) 2013 book awards ceremony held this year in Dayton, Ohio. The MWSA book awards recognize outstanding military-themed books in a wide range of categories from children to adult. The categories include fiction, non-fiction, spiritual/religious, poetry, business/how to, and others. Entries included works published in traditional and e-book formats.

2014 Conference

After October 1, 2013 we will begin to place conference information on the website, be sure to check back weekly at least to stay up to date on what is being planned, scheduled etc., we will not be posting this information on f/b so this is where you need to come to be up to date.Phoeniz, Arizona, the Holiday Inn September 25 - 28th.Make your plans now. 


Anthology Signing Process

Anthology Signing Process - The Glenn Room is our Hospitality Suite, it will have coffee and drinks in it for conference attendees. There will be a table to place your anthology on for signing. When you receive your anthology at the registration (make certain to write your name on the insde cover) desk it will have note paper affixed to the cover with a paperclip. Members are encouraged to make an effort to sign every book (Do not leave your anthology at the registration desk).


DISPATCHES Fall 2013 Conference Edition

Attached is the Fall 2013 Conference Edition of DISPATCHES. Editor Pat Avery and Designer Joyce Faulkner have done a great job, once again. As the issue doubles as the Conference program, here's an opportunity for attendees to get an advance look at what they can expect. I hope the upload works. Will also post on Facebook.