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Join the Georgia Writers Association and start writing more, publishing more, and living the writer’s life—Georgia style!

Member-Only Benefits

To receive extra benefits, from discounted workshops to member-only online articles by experienced authors and editors, sign-up to become a member.

Literary Events Grant of Georgia

Literary Events Grant of Georgia (LEGG) supports writers’ fees for literary events in underserved communities across the state. Literary events include readings, workshops, presentations, and performances.Click here.

Workshops & Events

To see a schedule of our writer workshops and events, click here. To be notified of future workshops and events, click here and  join our mailing list.

Red Clay Writers Conference

The Red Clay Writers Conference is an all-day event that is comprised of multiple workshops that cover topics such as writing, marketing, and publishing.

Writing Contests

We will post winners of our winter flash fiction contest in our spring issue of Exit 271. Stay tuned for our upcoming contests and keep writing.

Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA)

GAYA is an annual award that honors Georgia authors published in the previous calendar year. The awards cover thirteen categories in both fiction and nonfiction genres.

Exit 271: Your Georgia Writers Resource Digital Magazine

Very classy with a bit of an edge.

Ann Hite

Author of Ghost on Black Mountain, 2012 Georgia Author of the Year

So striking and well put together.

Sandra Hood

Author of Blood Exchange, 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist