Ten Categories - Open May 1 to August 1, 2021 

Awards will be announced in September 2021

$35 entry fee includes SWA membership through June 2022
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2020 Contest Winners Announced!

Over $1300 in prize monies awarded.

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Welcome to SWA!

SWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting writers across the southeast and farther, through access to education and training, peer support, and resources. Founded in 1975, our membership is comprised of a diverse group of writers from more than twelve Southern and Mid-Atlantic states who represent a variety of genres, styles, and levels of experience, but who are bound by a common passion for the written word. 

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about us, then consider joining us. Membership is only $35 per year and includes benefits such as: 


  • Discounts on training sessions and other events

  • A subscription to the Purple Pros, the SWA newsletter 

  • Publication and event announcements in the SWA newsletter

  • Publicity news updates on our website

  • Publicity web link for your website or blog

  • Book sales at the conference and events

  • Contest opportunities with cash prizes

  • Consultations with agents and editors at our conference

  • Access to GET PUBLISHED! – a listing of contests and publication opportunities for members only

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