The 2020 Conference

is now open for registration.

Attendance is limited, so register early.

And don't forget to take advantage of the contests.




You do not have to attend the conference

to enter the contests.

We are monitoring the spread and effect of COVID-19. 

Please click here for information regarding conference cancellations.

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

Join Now

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Membership Form



(via PayPal)

(via US Mail)
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Become a member - you'll be glad you did!

SWA has been helping writing for 45 years.

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and help us continue our mission.

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