Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, dedicated to encouraging, instructing and developing writers of all genres. We're all about writers and writing, transforming wishes into reality, ideas into words.
We offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings, along with an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches. Whether you have published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer from the menus above.
The Main Meetings of the Guild are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm. at the West Melbourne Public Library* at 2755 Wingate Boulevard (directions). Meetings begin with a brief business meeting with announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members and treasurer's report, followed by a presentation of some aspect of writing by our monthly speaker. Following the speaker, there is a time for socializing and book signings.
|December: ||No General Meeting - Happy Holidays: |
|January: ||January General Meeting (date TBA): |
|1/24-26: ||Cocoa Beach Writers' Conference: |
|2/15/2014: ||February General Meeting: Topic: TBA|
Short Story Contest
Once again, the Space Coast Writers' Guild will be holding a short story contest for members and non-members alike, with cash prizes awarded at the annual writers' conference in January 2014. For full contest details and enrollment information view the guidelines here.
Don Argo Award
When fellow SCWG member Don Argo passed away in 2008, the Guild established the Don Argo Award to honor his memory and to keep alive the tradition of writing novels set in Florida. If you are a Guild member who has written a work of novel-length fiction in recent years, or know of such a writer, you may want to nominate yourself or them for this distinguished award. Details on how to nominate a work can be found here.
*According to requirements of the American Disability Act (ADA), organizations using library meeting rooms may be required to provide special accommodations for those citizens requesting assistance within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting time. Organizations are required to provide hearing devices and/or make special arrangements at the citizenís request.