Welcome to SWA!

SWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting writers across the southeast 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 opportunities in the SWA newsletter
  • Publicity news updates on our website
  • Publicity web link for your website and blog
  • Book sales at workshops and events
  • Contest opportunities with cash prizes
  • Consultations with agents and editors at our workshops
  • Access to GET PUBLISHED! – an extensive listing of contests and publication opportunities for members only
Join us - you'll be glad you did! 
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