Writing Contests

The SAWG Annual Contest is a great way to get feedback on your writing. Contest categories include short story, flash fiction, novel – first chapter, poetry, and memoir. Entries are all electronic and cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place.


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Critique Sessions

San Antonio Writers' Guild hosts writing critique sessions most Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Members sign up to read their work, and attendees discuss plot, pacing, dialogue, and general writing craft. Visitors are welcome, as are all genres - fiction writing and non-fiction/poetry.

The Wednesday workshops are held at either MeepleWich Cafe at 7460 Callaghan Rd., Unit 202, San Antonio, or at Barnes & Noble-San Pedro Crossing at 321 NW Loop 410 #104, San Antonio.

The Saturday workshops are held at Courtyard Cafe, 7600 Eckhert Rd., San Antonio.

Join our mailing list, or join SAWG, to get the details on upcoming locations.

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Monthly Meetings

On the first Thursday of each month, SAWG holds a general meeting at 7:00 p.m. located at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Pl., San Antonio, TX. A typical agenda includes welcoming new members and visitors, sharing good and bad news, notification of upcoming events, Guild business, and a program – most often a professional writer speaking on topics of interest to the group.

Visitors are welcome. Our Board of Directors meeting is at 6:00, and members may sit in on that meeting as well.


April 5, 2018

Perk Up Your Prose With Poetry

Jean Jackson and Barbra Lazar

Plumping up prose and responding to critique comments regarding more of the senses, body language, emotion, active verbs, specific language and more  showing not telling with poetic features.

Next Steps…

Sign up to get e-mail notifications of our critique session locations and other events. This is a great first step. Visit a few meetings or critiques and then become a member of SAWG (see Membership page).

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