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 next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, January 2, at 7:00 p.m, at Bethany Congregational Church, 500 Pilgrim, San Antonio, Texas. The winners of the Annual Contest will read their works, followed by an open mic for any members who would like to present their poem or prose work.
We also hold critique sessions most Wednesday evenings and every Saturday afternoon.
The Wednesday workshops are held at various locations:
December 5 - No Wednesday workshop since the monthly meeting is December 6.
December 11 - LaTaza, 15060 San Pedro, 7-9 p.m.
December 18 - Fuddrucker's, 9445 IH-10 (Wurzbach exit in the Colonnade), 6-9 p.m.
January 8 - Barnes & Noble, San Pedro at 410, 7-9 p.m.
For the month of December, Saturday critique sessions are held from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Savor Fare, 8601 Huebner, Suite 103. Come at 1:00 if you wish to have lunch. The restaurant is closed from 2:30 to 5:00, but they are letting us meet then. We will start the critique session around 2:30. If you wish to stay and have dinner after they reopen at 5:00, that will be fine.
The first time you come to a critique session, you should observe how the session is conducted. After that, you may bring 16 copies for the Wednesday sessions and 10 copies for the Saturday sessions. We will critique up to 10 pages, although we won't refuse 11 or 12, depending on how many people wish to be read.
You may bring any genre. We have a wide range of interests.
Our quarterly write-ins for 2014 are listed below. The doors will open at 8 a.m. Registration will be at 8:30. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. We suggest that you bring a snack to share with others--fruit, pastries, vegetables, etc. Certain members usually bring breakfast tacos. Although we usually break up around noon, SAWG will provide pizza for lunch. The write-in will take place at our usual meeting place, Bethany Congregational Church at 500 Pilgrim in San Antonio.
November 8 - all-day session for NaNoWriMo month
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
We post links to helpful websites there, in addition to info about meetings.
SAN ANTONIO WRITERS' GUILD CONTESTS
The San Antonio Writers' Guild hosts two annual contests.
The annual contest with a first Thursday in October deadline is a multi-category contest which accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries. Word limit depends on the entry. The rules for 2013 are posted in the CONTESTS tab (above). You do not have to be a member of SAWG to enter. The contest is closed for 2013.
The guild also sponsors the Louise Stewart memoir contest, which has a deadline of the first Thursday in April. The contest is closed for 2013, but the 2014 guidelines are now on this site. The Louise Stewart contest is for members only and is an essay, story, or poem on a very specific subject that changes from year to year. Go to the CONTESTS tab (above) for information.