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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 (Saturday, October 18 at Kennesaw State University)
  • 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

Authors Around Georgia: Robert Jenkins, Sr.

“Stop! Put the pen down. You’ve written enough!” Such was the feedback attorney Bob Jenkins received from two publishers after he submitted his initial manuscript for The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood’s First Sortie, July 20, 1864. At that point Jenkins had written over 1,200 pages, not including an additional 200 pages of rosters…

Going the Distance: Exploring the Extended Metaphor (Part 1 of 3)

Are poems parables? Can they expand by unraveling a single image? The answer on both counts is yes! But, wait! We’re getting ahead of ourselves. Before we can understand how the extended metaphor serves to thread the reader through its poem, we must first define metaphor, extended metaphor, tenor and vehicle in order to establish…

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Say It Ain’t So!

Give Your Writer Resources: Article Two No matter your message, no matter how beautiful your language and style, if your editors can’t make sense of what you are writing, you’ll most likely never be published. Even if you bypass editors and self-publish, your readers must understand your stories. And even more important, you want to…

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Filet Mignon or Fish Fillet? How to Know What You’re Worth

One question that a freelancer frequently grapples with is: “how much should I be paid?” It’s a legitimate question; one that involves multiple factors. Of course you don’t want to ask for too much money; the client may decide to hire someone else if a salary demand is unreasonable. On the other hand, you definitely…

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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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