Welcome to the new website of the Georgia Writers Association! Over the next few months, we will be uploading new content, offering more resources, and creating a great online experience for you. Our readers and writers are important to us, and we want to be the go-to resource for Georgia’s literary community. The Georgia Writers Association hosts the annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards and the Red Clay Writers Conference.

For the new low amount of $30.00, you will receive a 12-month membership that includes:

  • Free Workshops
  • Discount to Red Clay Writers Conference
  • Access to Professional Directory and the ability to contact these literary professionals (editors, publishers, bookstores, etc)
  • Read monthly Columns on various literary topics
  • Access the The Georgia Authority archives

If you would like to receive emails regarding upcoming workshops or events, click this link to join our mailing list. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments! We appreciate your continued support and participation.

Recent Content

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 eighteen books, including twelve novels, four works of non-fiction, and two volumes of poetry. His books have been published by such presses as W.…

A Workshop Review: “What Makes ‘Good’ Poetry Good?”

April 2015 GWA Workshop: William Wright Shares ‘Good’ Poetry Concepts and Publishing Keys I stared at the large manila envelope in my hands and read the message, hand-scrawled across its front, “Refused! We do NOT accept large envelopes!” This unwelcome epistle told not only me, but also everyone in the postal system and possibly all…


A Storyteller Recently a book club that read only academic nonfiction of the best quality read Ghost On Black Mountain as their monthly book. This was their attempt to step into a new genre. Boy, I was already in trouble. My books have ghosts and the main characters are mountain people from Appalachia. Folklore abounds.…

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So You Want to Be a Rock-N-Roll Star—Err, Freelance Writer

You’ve given the matter a great deal of thought. You’re tired of the blaring alarm clock, the daily struggle in the asphalt jungle, and the coffee shop knowing what to make as soon as you walk in. Struggling to stay awake during the day and fall asleep at night, your stomach twisting into knots during…

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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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