Welcome to SAWG: The Official San Antonio Writers' Guild Website

The San Antonio Writers' Guild is an organization for writers of all genres and all levels of experience. Our purpose is to share information with our fellow writers and help each other grow in our craft. Through contests, critiques, newsletters, our website, and our Facebook page, we seek to provide assistance and encouragement to writers of all skill levels. Come to a meeting for friendly, invaluable fellowship.
***The 2016 SAWG Annual Contest is now open for entries!***
Click here for rules and to submit: https://sawritersguild.submittable.com/submit



Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct 6, 2016, at Grady's BBQ, 327 E. Nakoma. As you face the building from the parking lot, the meeting room is to the right. You'll have to go through a door to the left to order food. You'll then take your food outside and into the door leading to the meeting room. We have the room from 6:00 pm to order food and hold our Board meeting. Our regular business meeting will begin at 7:00.pm.

Our speaker this month will be Wes Hartman, an internationally published and award winning comic book creator. Wes has spent the last 15 years working with the biggest and best talent and publishers (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, etc.) in the industry, and his work has also been featured on TV and in video games. Over the last two years, he has been developing and building a creator-owned comic publishing company (Guardian Knight Comics) with Apple De La Fuente, while also providing graphic(s) for local businesses and serving as one of the lead consultants for Alamo City Comic Con and Alamo City Studios.

His presentation is entitled “Going Behind the Curtain of Comic Writing".

The meeting is free to attend, and all members and guests are welcome!

Critique Sessions

We also hold critique sessions most Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. You may bring any genre. We have a wide range of interests. We discuss plot, pacing, dialogue, etc. We do not point out grammatical errors or punctuation problems, but we do note those on the pages presented for critique.

The Wednesday workshops are held at various locations and times, including Barnes & Noble, Fuddruckers, The Lion and The Rose, La Taza, and La Madeleine. Please check our Facebook page for details.

If you have never attended one of these sessions, come and observe the first time and ask that your name be added to the list of those wishing to be read.

*Please note that anyone can attend these sessions, but you must be a paid-up member of SAWG to have your work read.

Saturday critiques are held from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Geeks Cafe, 5460 Babcock Road.

Come at 1:00 if you wish to have lunch. The critique session starts at 2:30. Feel free to join us. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the restaurant.

Our write-ins for 2016 are listed below. Please check our Facebook page for locations!

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 - 4424 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232 (281 and Winding Way/Oak Shadows). 

We will be there from 8am-12 noon and will be using their Banquet Dining Room. Bring your current work in progress and your writing implement (pen and paper, laptop, stone tablet) of choice and enjoy 4 hrs of peaceful writing time with a 10-minute break every 50 minutes.

There is no charge for the write-in, but please consider supporting this accommodating facility by ordering breakfast! Pancake-fuelled plots are the best ones...

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 (NaNoWriMo write-in)



We post links to helpful websites there, in addition to information about meetings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sawritersguild/