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Meetings & Events

Binge-Write Your Novel in 5 Steps

Date: April 16, 2022

Short on writing time but long on ideas? If you’re nodding your head, this is the workshop for you! Kerry Evelyn will share her strategies for plotters, pantsers, and plansters alike, as well as helpful “binge” tips and a library of resources to get your book done. Learn how to get the most out of sporadic writing sessions to take your story from concept to completion. Printables included.


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Call for Short Story Submissions


Scott Tilley, SCWG Fellow, has issued a call for submissions for his latest anthology, Daughters. Submission due date is May 1, 2022,  so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare your short story. NOTE: this anthology is Scott’s, and is not affiliated with the Space Coast Writers’ Guild. For more information, please contact Scott at

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Stormwater Expert

Gordon England

A new SCWG member, Gordon England, reports that he has been invited to be on the Advisory Board for Stormwater Magazine. Also, he will be giving a webinar on Testing Stormwater Pollutants for their Stormwater University. He also is set to publish another memoir of short stories about living in Texas years ago. You can look at the short stories he’s published on and poems on Visit Gordon’s AMAZON page.

SCWG on Display at Local Libraries

Past Displays

Franklin T. DeGroodt Library
6475 Minton Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909

On April 3, a scaled-down display of SCWG anthologies and members’ books was set up at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Library. The Guild is setting up monthly displays at county libraries. If you would like your book to be featured in a display, or if you would like to set up a display in your local library, please CONTACT US

Contests & Anthologies

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Indie Book Awards

Deadline: February 11, 2022

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers, is accepting entries now through February 11, 2022. Check out the categories and requirements and consider competing! Disclaimer: If you are a member of SCWG, Cathy Oasheim will recuse herself from editing your entry to the master judge. Click HERE for more information.

Right now we don’t have any active contests. The Argo Award was awarded to Peggy Insula at the October 21 meeting for her book Waiting Rooms: Cancer, COVID, and Courage.

The short story anthology Mischief! is due out shortly.

The poetry anthology Reflections is in the editing and compilation phase. We’re hoping to have both of them out by the end of the year.


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.

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