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, screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, journalism, and freelance work. We are pleased to promote our members’ publications on the Our Members’ Success page of our website, in our monthly newsletter, and through our online Bookshop.org-affiliated bookstore. READ MORE>>
Upcoming Events: AWC hosts monthly educational meetings and periodic workshops, all of which are free to our members. If you are a first-time visitor, 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 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 for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest launches at the end of each year, with winners announced at our May meeting. READ MORE>>
The AWC proudly hosts the Townsend Prize for Fiction and its award ceremony every two years to celebrate literary fiction produced by Georgia’s most talented authors. READ MORE>>
Critique Groups: AWC sponsors critique groups online and in-person 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 and memorialize 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.
Membership in the Atlanta Writers Club is $60 for 365 days, but we also offer family discounts, student discounts, autorenewal options, a discounted five-year membership, and a discounted lifetime membership. SEE YOUR OPTIONS>>
To get an impression of our meetings, workshops, and conferences, click here to view photos by our official photographer Kai Smith and other AWC volunteers and click here to watch videos by AWC volunteer Jorge Barboza.
Check out our Bookshop.org affiliate bookstore page, where we promote the work of our members who are distributed by Ingram/IngramSpark and all purchases support our favorite indie bookseller, Bookmiser.
We also have a store on CafePress with tons of AWC merchandise: shirts, hoodies, cups, car magnets, and more! All purchases help us add more in-person and online content and offer even more through our conferences. SHOP HERE>>