For nine months of the year, the Georgia Writers Association hosts 2-hour writers workshops that focus on some aspect of the writing life: craft, finding an agent, publishing, marketing, and so much more. Past invited authors have included Anjali Enjeti, Sumita Chakraborty, Kerry Neville, and others. Our workshops are held at Elevator Factory, 437 Memorial Dr. SE, A-2, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Other annual events include the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) and the Red Clay Writers Conference. GAYA is an annual award that honors authors published in the previous calendar year. The awards cover thirteen categories in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Each year, one winner and one finalist are selected from each category and announced at the GAYA banquet and ceremony. Additionally, 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.

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Women’s National Book Association Writing Contest

September 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020


The 2020 Women’s National Book Association Writing Contest is open for submissions. The contest runs from September 1 to December 1. In addition to the fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry categories, the contest features a new category: flash prose. The category is for pieces of 750 words or less in either fiction or creative nonfiction. Established and emerging writers are encouraged to enter. Winners will receive a $250 cash prize and be published on the WNBA’s website, in its Bookwoman Newsletter, and in an anthology along with past contest winners. All entries must be submitted online through Submittable.

Entry fees are $20 for nonmembers and $15 for WNBA members. Complete submission guidelines can be found on the WNBA’s writing contest page.


September 1, 2020
December 1, 2020
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