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.
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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