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.


Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. The meeting place is Bethany Congregational Church, 500 Pilgrim Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78213.
On March 5th, Eva Pohler will be our speaker. She will talk about branding and marketing for authors. Click here to visit her website and/or here to check out her book on marketing.
We are preparing for a special event in April.
Save the Date: Poetry & Potluck Spring Social, April 2nd

In honor of National Poetry Month, the San Antonio Writers’ Guild will be hosting a Poetry and Potluck event on April 9th. Further details are yet to be finalized, but please mark your calendars and be prepared to perform your piece! 7pm at Bethany Congregational Church.


We also hold critique sessions most Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. You may bring any genre. We have a wide range of interests.

The first time you come to a critique session, you should observe how the session is conducted. After that, you may bring 16 copies of up to 10 pages. We will make suggestions regarding plot, pacing, point of view, conflict, characterization, etc. Grammatical/syntactical mistakes will be marked on the pages but not discussed.

The Wednesday workshops are held at various locations and times.
February 25 - LaTaza Coffee House, Brookholllow at 281 - 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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 allow us to meet then. We will start the critique session at 2:30. Some of us stay and have dinner at 5:00. Feel free to join us. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the restaurant.

Our write-ins for 2015 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 other, such as fruit, pastries, vegetables, etc. Certain members usually bring breakfast tacos. The event usually breaks up around noon. The November write-in goes a little longer in honor of National Novel Writing Month. SAWG will provide pizza for lunch at that event only. The write-ins take place at our usual meeting place, Bethany Congregational Church at 500 Pilgrim in San Antonio.

2015 Write-ins
January 10 (past)
March 14
May 9
July 11
November 14 - a longer session for NaNoWriMo


We post links to helpful websites there, in addition to information about meetings.


The San Antonio Writers' Guild hosts an annual contest.

The annual contest is a multi-category contest which accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries. The deadline for entries is the first Thursday in October. Word limit depends on the entry. The 2014 contest is now closed. Details of the 2015 contest will be posted on the contest page as soon as they are final.