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 Garrett's Run Condo Association Clubhouse, 7900 Greenboro Drive in West Melbourne (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.
Don Argo Award
From the president:
I'm very pleased to announce that the SCWG is reviving our writing contest for the Don Argo award again this year. The Don Argo Award was first presented in 2010. It recognizes the best in Florida writing by SCWG members in memory of beloved educator, author of Canaveral Light, founding member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and longtime Florida resident Don Argo. If you have written a book set in Florida or know of another author you would like to recommend for the award, please see our submission guidelines.
Getting Ready for Friends
The Space Coast Writers' Guild's forthcoming anthology, Friends, is a collection of stories about friendship in all its forms. To help you prepare your submission to Friends, Scott Tilley will talk about "some of the mechanics of book publication: how to prepare your manuscript, how to send your photo and bio, what to expect from the review process, and so on. We will then move to a more interactive meeting, where everyone will have a chance to develop a story outline for their submission to Friends. We'll brainstorm ideas for your short story and talk about various themes related to Friends that will help get your creative juices flowing."
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