Welcome to the website of the Georgia Writers Association! Our readers and writers are important to us, and we want to be the go-to resource for Georgia’s premier literary community. The Georgia Writers Association hosts the annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards and the Red Clay Writers Conference.

A 12-month membership to Georgia Writers Association costs $30 and includes:

  • Free Workshops (held monthly August through May)
  • Discount to Red Clay Writers Conference
  • Access to the NEW monthly digital magazine, The Georgia Authority and its archives
  • Monthly columns on various literary topics

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GWA Executive Director: Dr. Margaret Walters (Author of A. L. Burruss: The Life of a Georgia Politician and a Man to Trust)

Recent Content

It’s here! Georgia Writers Association’s First Digital Magazine for Writers

Introducing Georgia Writers Association’s digital magazine for writers. Every month we bring you a motivational kick to get you writing more, publishing more, and living the writer’s life—Georgia style. Graduate students in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University recently created three editions of the new digital magazine for Georgia Writers…

51st Annual GAYA Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions

The 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Awards was held this past Saturday, June 27, at the Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Center. There were 116 nominees in 17 different fiction and nonfiction categories. Over 100 authors and literary enthusiasts attended the banquet and ceremony, and we’d like to congratulate the GAYA winners, finalists, and…

Exclusive Interview with Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Philip Lee Williams

Philip Lee Williams is a name many of you will recognize as the Georgia Author of the Year, as he has already received the honor four times. Williams is the author of nineteen books, including twelve novels, four works of non-fiction, and three volumes of poetry. His books have been published by such presses as W. W. Norton,…

Georgia Author of the Year Nominations Now Open

The time has come to nominate for the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA). Only books published in the year 2014 are eligible for nomination. If you are interested in nominating an author for the 51st GAYA, please complete the following: Read the official guidelines Submit an online Nomination form (including the $60.00 nomination fee) Mail two…

Become a GWA Member Today!

Georgia Writers members enjoy a variety of resources that are designed to equip writers with the tools they need to succeed in the literary industry.

Our monthly columns are written by experienced, knowledgeable authors who are interested in guiding readers through the various challenges of the field. Find the columns that are right for you!

The Professional Directory allows members to view the business information of the literary professionals in the area, including bookstores, publishers, agents, editors, and more!

Do you have questions about grammar, copyright, concept critiques, or finding an editor? Submit your questions to the literary professionals of the GWA Board of Directors!

Join the Georgia Writers Association today to start utilizing these awesome benefits!

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