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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 Poetry Committee

Over the past several months, Space Coast Writers Guild has been building a Poetry Committee. Roseangelina Baptista has been tirelessly working behind the scenes. The Poetry Committee already has had several online meetings, where members read their poetry and have open discussions. Everyone is welcome to tune in and participate. Click on the button to visit the Our Poets page. The list of committee members follows.

  • Andy Stanfield, Ph.D., Chair
  • Roseangelina Baptista, Assistant Chair
  • Cindy Foley, Chief Editor
  • Christopher Adams, Co-editor
  • Peggy Insula, Co-editor

2022 DON ARGO AWARD 

We invite you to submit the first fifty (50) pages of a Florida-based book you published within the last two years. Submissions will be accepted until August 21, 2022. The winner will receive $250 and an engraved plaque at the October meeting.

Short Story Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2022 Space Coast Writers Guild Short Story Contest have been announced! This year’s contest was chock-full of talented writers! Who are the lucky winners this year? Click below for full details.

SCWG 2022 Anthology: Hope

Space Coast Writers’ Guild announces its 2022 Short Story Anthology, Hope. The deadline for submissions has been changed to June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Click below for the full guidelines.

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: June 18, 2022

The next monthly SCWG meeting will be June 18, 2022.

Our president, Joanne Fisher, will ask the question, “So, You Want to Write Romance?” Joanne is eminently qualified to speak on this topic, having written a total of nine romance novels and novellas.

For this meeting, and for July, we are changing our meeting location. We will convene at the Melbourne Beach Library, 324 Ocean Avenue.

Linda L. Zern

Space Coast Writers Guild

Upcoming Events

June 18, 2022: SCWG monthly meeting. Madame President Joanne will present So, You Want to Write Romance? Note: This Meeting will be held at the Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne BeachFlorida.

June 30, 2022: Deadline for the Short Story Anthology Hope.

July 16, 2022: SCWG monthly meeting. Jay Heavner: Do you have “The Write/Right Stuff?” Note: This Meeting will be held at the Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne BeachFlorida.

August 20, 2022: SCWG Monthly Meeting. Joni M. Fisher, presenting.

September 17, 2022: SCWG Monthly Meeting. The Fine Art of Story Struccture, by Linda Zern.

October 15, 2022: SCWG Monthly Meeting. SCWG’S 40th Anniversary Celebration! Woo-hoo!! Where did we come from? Where are we going?

October 15 and 16: Cocoa Village Fall Art & Craft Festival. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 19, 2022: SCWG Monthly Meeting. Cap Daniels presents, What to expect from the Publishing World and How to Position Yourself As a Novelist.

December 3 and 4, 2022: Cocoa Village Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 17, 2022: SCWG Annual Holiday 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

So, we are in June already. How time flies…

It is well-known that June is the month of weddings and children beginning their summer vacation! Oh, and let’s not forget about the beginning of summer. Ah, summer! So inspiring! So relaxing! So hot!

I just named three genres to inspire you to write something fantastic this summer: weddings, summer vacation, and the beginning of summer. But if this is not enough inspiration, then go visit our beaches. Or the Everglades. Who knows, you may come face to face with an alligator or a python! (Please be careful!) If that’s not inspiration enough to write a story about, then write about your past summers. Oh, I’m sure you have plenty to write about!

Whatever it is that inspires you, just keep on writing! (And don’t forget to bring your pen and paper with you!)

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, in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne, Florida
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P.O. Box 262
Melbourne, FL 32902-0262

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