Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Will you be ready? Set? Go!

Only 17 weeks until the best writing workshop in the southeast!

Registration is now OPEN. Click HERE

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Southeastern Writers Association presents a wonderful faculty for the 40th Ruby Anniversary. There's something for every genre of writer.

The weekend workshop (June 20-21) is dedicated to fiction writing. The weekday workshop (June 22-23) is focused on nonfiction writing.

Full conference tuition includes entry to all sessions, 3 FREE manuscript evaluations with one-on-one feedback from our faculty, and access to an agent and two publishers.

Lodging is available at a group rate at Epworth By The Sea. Epworth is on the American Plan, which includes all meals. Make your reservations HERE or contact Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, (912) 638-8688 and mention you’re with Southeastern Writers.


15 contests with CASH PRIZES!  AND   An Awards Ceremony on June 23.

Already published and want to sell your work during our conference? Register then email us and our bookstore manager will help you set that up!

Here's the faculty list for your perusal. 

Agent-in-Residence: Sorche Fairbank – Fairbank Literary Representation 
Publisher: Maria McGaha – Dancing with Bear 
Publisher: CreateSpace 
Novel: C. Hope Clark 
Nonfiction: Don Vaughn 
Poetry & Flash Fiction: Chris Tusa 
Young Adult: S.R. (Shelli) Johannes 
Columns: Darrell Huckaby 
Memoir: Dana Wildesmith 

This week, we're featuring Chris Tusa. He's teaching Poetry and Flash Fiction.

Chris Tusa was born and raised in New Orleans. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. 

His debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, was published by The University of West Alabama in March of 2009. His debut collection of poems, Haunted Bones, was published by Louisiana Literature Press in 2006. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, New South, Texas Review, The Southeast Review, New Delta Review, South Dakota Review and others. His second novel, In the City of Falling Stars, which was recently awarded First Runner-Up for the Faulkner Wisdom Novel-in-Progress Award, will be released by the University of West Alabama in 2015. 

Aside from acting as Managing Editor of Fiction Southeast, Tusa divides his time between teaching full-time in the English Department at LSU and acting as Writer-in-Residence at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is currently working on his fourth book, a novel set in New Orleans in 1898, tentatively titled More Devils Than Hell Can Hold. 

Want to know more about Chris? Check out his website:  

DON'T Forget: Scholarships available!

This year, Southeastern Writers Association is offering 2 scholarships for the summer workshop. How might you win? 

Submit a 300-word essay on why you should be selected to attend the fiction writing sessions on June 19-21 or the nonfiction writing sessions on June 21-23. Be creative. Show your personality. 

The entry deadline is midnight on April 15th 

Please note: 
The scholarship pays for tuition only. The scholarship recipient will be responsible for their accommodations. 

Please email your entries to with a subject line of SWA Fiction Scholarship or SWA Nonfiction Scholarship. Good luck!

  SWA Members SHINE! 


Please join best-selling, award winning author Buzz Bernard for the launch of his fourth novel, BLIZZARD, on March 7th, 3 p. m., at the Country Club of Roswell. 

Everyone laughs at what Southerners call a “snowstorm.” A half-inch
of the white stuff, and Atlanta panics. 

No oneʼs laughing this time. 

For Atlanta executive J. C. Riggins, the epic storm is only one of the
killers heʼll have to face as he undertakes a desperate journey.

(The event will be hosted by Buzz Bernard with books supplied by BOOKS For Less and George Scott. The Country Club of Roswell is located at 2500 Club Springs Drive in Roswell. Since it’s currently undergoing remodeling, please enter at the far right of the main building.)

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