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, You can contact us by clicking here. Our mailing address is:
Space Coast Writers' Guild
P.O. Box 262
Melbourne, FL 32902-0262
SCWG currently has approximately 100 members, about one third of which have published books.
Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and are invited to participate in critique groups, workshops, contests, conferences, and other SCWG activities. Membership is an excellent way to network, learn and promote your work!
Note: This membership will auto-renew on your credit or debit card every 12 months. You can easily cancel your membership at any time by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of any scwg.org e-mail. There are no partial-year refunds!
Joanne Fisher is a Canadian, Italian, American author who has penned 11 books: 3 steamy romances, 2 Christmas Novellas, 2 historical fictions, 2 travel guides, 1 anthology and 1 murder/mystery. Her second murder/mystery is scheduled to be released in summer of 2021. She has also written several short stories for various Space Coast Writers’ Guild Anthologies and in April 2019 was elected President of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild. She lives in Florida with her husband and two dachshunds, Wally and Madison. Please visit www.JoannesBooks.com
Christopher Robin “Kit” Adams has published writings and shared readings since 1958, both personally and professionally. A retired English teacher (NBCT), Kit is a National Writing Project mentor, a Space Coast Writers' Guild Fellow, and an officer of Scribblers. His first collection of poetry, Spanish Cedar, Preserving the ART of the Cigar Experience, was released in 2014; his second collection, Spanish Cedar, Preserving the ART of Courage in High School Football, is due for release in 2019.
A long-time resident of Chicago, Heather is a recent transplant to the Space Coast area. She is working on her first novel, an Urban Fantasy set in the Florida Space Coast. When she isn't reading, writing or watching live music, she is cheering on her Cubs or Steelers - or the National Basketball Champions from her alma mater - Go Hoos!
Jim has written ten mystery novels. Four feature the young Stephen Moorehouse and his uncle, a Hollywood movie director. There are three books in the Archie Archibald detective series, and three stand-alone novels. His books take place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Florida, or a combination of both.
Dan, a native Floridian, was born in Kissimmee and has lived in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area for 60 years. He is a former electronic technician (antennas) and a retired police officer. He is the editor and Author’s Assistant for Joanne's Books and is an avid amateur (ham) radio operator (AI4GK). Dan has short stories published in the Pets, Florida, Baker’s Dozen, and Survival anthologies. He is one of The Traveling Boomers (thetravelingboomers.com), and webmaster for SCWG and The Traveling Boomers. He lives in Palm Bay with his wife Joanne and their dachshunds, Wally and Madison.
Ashley McGrath is a quality analyst for a call monitoring company. A University of Central Florida alumna, Ashley published her autobiography UnabASHed by Disability (available on Amazon) in 2014. Her writing has appeared in online columns, a disability blog, local publications, and several anthologies. Ashley is a Lifetime Member of the Space Coast Writers' Guild and the coordinator of its Don Argo Award. She lives in Palm Bay, where she is active at her church.
Pat’s writing interests have varied over the years. She has authored chapters in five global nursing books, and other nursing works since 2001. She retired as a Nursing Professor in 2015. Pat is now a trained Spiritual Director, meeting with women to provide spiritual direction. She enjoys participating in speaking opportunities, leading women's retreats, and working on upcoming books associated with women's spirituality. Pat relocated to Palm Bay to be close to her family and grandsons. She joined SCWG in 2018 and was elected to the Board of Directors in April, 2021.
Cindy has published 5 books, including fiction and poetry with painting and photography. Cindy just finished her term as the Guild president and has served as treasurer and director. She is a winner of the Don Argo Award and is a contributor to the anthologies. Cindy also is a musician and gardener.
Robbie is currently working on his PhD at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). He is passionate about science, technology and model railroading. He has been published in many of the anthologies of the SCWG and has a scholastic publication on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
The new deadline is July 1, 2021!
The Space Coast Writers' Guild is mixing it up a bit this year. The Short Story Contest and the Anthology are combined into one submission and one publication. Please click on the link below for full details and rules.
NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO PAGES TO THE RULES!