Founded in 1914, the Atlanta Writers Club (AWC)…
…teaches the craft and business of writing, supports the local literary community, and encourages more reading by the public.
Our Membership: AWC serves all who are interested in writing, from well-published authors to those aspiring to write for the first time. Our members include writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essays, blogs, graphic novels, poetry, screenwriting, playwrighting, journalism, and freelance work. READ MORE>>
Upcoming Events: AWC hosts monthly educational meetings and periodic workshops, all of which are free to its members. We invite you to come to a meeting for free to decide if we’ll be a good fit for you. READ MORE>>
We also host the Atlanta Writers Conference twice each year, where our members can receive literary agent and publisher feedback about their work, take the next big step toward achieving agent representation and book deals, and learn even more about the writing craft and the publishing industry. In their February 2019 and 2020 issues, readers of The Writer magazine declared this the “Best Writing Conference in Georgia”–with more votes received than any other conference in the U.S. In addition, we offer the Atlanta Self-Publishing Conference annually for authors who are interested in self-publishing or who have self-published and want to get the most out of their publishing business. READ MORE>>
Annual Writing Contest: AWC hosts a no-fee contest each winter/spring for our members with prize money and publication online for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest launches at the end of each year, with winners announced at our April meeting. READ MORE>>
Critique Groups: AWC sponsors critique groups online and throughout the metro Atlanta area, and we encourage our members to start new ones. We will advertise your group on our website and in our newsletter to help you recruit participants. READ MORE>>
Monthly eQuill newsletter, meeting/workshop reminders, and contest and conference announcements: stay up to date on upcoming AWC events, contests, and literary happenings in the Southeast. SIGN UP>>
In 2020, the AWC collaborated with SFK Press and 32 Georgia authors—from the esteemed (including our late friend and mentor Terry Kay, who contributed his final published work before his passing) to some AWC members getting their first chance at publication—to produce an anthology of original short stories, memoir, essays, poems, and more that commemorate our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Viral Literature: Alone Together in Georgia is a time capsule, a memorial, and a celebration of what unites us.
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