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Space Coast Writers Guild

Welcome

Welcome to the Space Coast Writers Guild, Inc. We are dedicated to encouraging, instructing, and developing writers of all genres. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer.

SCWG Short Story Contest 2023

The Space Coast Writers Guild is pleased to announce our annual short story competition for writers of fiction stories. The contest is open to active members of Space Coast Writers Guild, along with writers from all over the world. Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s consent to enter.

The submission period begins on February 15, 2023 and closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, on March 15, 2023. Please click on the image to the right for complete rules.

The entry fees have changed somewhat. For SCWG members, the fee is $15.oo; nonmenbers $20.00. You can either mail a check to our Treasurer James Nelson, whose address is in the Official Rules, or use the payment link that will be posted here very soon.

And, good luck!

Space Coast Writers Guild

Meetings

 

The Guild meets on the third Saturday of each month at 1 PM. at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Florida 32935.

Meetings begin with a brief business segment, including announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the board members, and treasurer’s report. A presentation of some aspect of writing, by a guest speaker, follows.

Our Next Meeting: January 21, 2023

The next monthly SCWG meeting will be February 18, 2023.

It’s time for us to review our writing tools. Gordon England will help us to do this with Using MS Word, Editor, Grammarly, and Other Editing Apps. This will prove to be a must-see presentation!

Please join us at the Eau Gallie Public Library on December 17!

Linda L. Zern

Space Coast Writers Guild

Upcoming Events

February 15: Call for submissions; Short Story Contest.

February 18: Monthly meeting. Gordon England presents Using MS Word, Editor, Grammarly, and Other Editing Apps. Board of Directors to discuss Chapbook Contest at BOD meeting.

March 15: Short Story Contest submission period ends at 11:59 PM. Judging begins.

March 18: Monthly meeting. Robin McDonald presents Judging a Book by its Cover.

April 15: Annual Business Meeting; Voting for your Board of Directors. Call for Submissions, Short Story Anthology. Poetry Presentation.

May 20: Monthly meeting. Short Story Contest Winners announced.

June 1: Call for submissions for Don Argo Award.

June 17: Monthly meeeting.

June 30: Short Story Anthology submission period ends at 11:59 PM. Editing begins.

July 15: Monthly meeting.

August 1: Submission period for Don Argo Award ends at 11:59 PM. Judging begins.

August 19: Monthly meeting. Short Story Anthology paperbacks  distributed.

September 1: Call for submissions, Poetry Anthology, theme: Musings.

September 16: Monthly meetuing.

October 21: Monthly meeting. Don Argo Award is presented.

October 31: Submission period for Poetry Anthology ends at 11:59 PM. Editing begins.

November 18: Monthly meeting. Poetry Anthology paperbacks are disributed.

December 16: Monthly meeting.

Join the Guild

Annual dues are $40. Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue.

President’s Corner

Joanne Fisher

Another year here and gone! It seems like we just had our 2021 Guild Christmas party, and then BOOM! the 2022 party is history! Where does the time go? There’s a semi-scientific explanation as to why time seems to spin by so much faster as we pile on the years, but I won’t go into it, now. If you’re really that interested, our vice-president and webmaster Dan will be more than happy to explain it to you. ūü•Ī

In less than two short weeks from the writing of this essay, we will be not only turning over a new calendar page‚ÄĒwe’ll be opening an entirely new calendar. What will 2023 bring for you? For me? For the Guild? Of course, no one can answer that question definitively, but we all will strive to improve ourselves in the coming year. Part of that improvement will be an improvement in our writing. Here is my challenge to you, and to me. Do a thorough self-examination.Pick one thing to work on. Just one. It could be your best writing attribute or your weakest; it doesn’t matter. Take that one thing and focus on it. Hone it. Sharpen it. And, by the end of 2023, you will be a much-improved writer. I promise!

And, always remember. Write on!

Your President,

Joanne Fisher

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The Space Coast Writers Guild, Inc. (SCWG) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization located in Brevard County, Florida since 1982. Annual dues are $40. Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, Florida
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P.O. Box 262
Melbourne, FL 32902-0262

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