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Let's stipulate that you love reading great crime fiction from masters such as Mary Higgins Clark, Elmore Leonard and George Pelecanos. Let's stipulate that you have vowed to try your hand at creating your own crime novel, but you are having trouble getting started.

The Center for Fiction here in New York may have just the program for you. It is currently accepting submissions for its spring 2014 Crime Fiction Academy.

This well-known books and reading center at 17 East 47th St. in Manhattan holds a weekly workshops of its Crime Fiction Academy starting Feb. 10. The upcoming series is led by Alison Gaylin and SJ Rozan.

The academy also holds a monthly seminar on the history of crime writing. The new one will be taught by Duane Swierczynski. Also upcoming: master classes with some best-selling writers including Michael Connelly (Feb. 12) and Lisa Unger (March 26).

The 12-week program includes special lectures and discussions with editors and agents, membership in The Center’s Writers’ Studio, free admission to all Center for Fiction events, and access to the Center’s circulating collection. The library won a Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for its amazing in-depth collection of crime fiction.

For more information, tuition and guidelines for applications, contact the Center by email at cfa@centerforfiction.org or phone 212-755-6710.

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