Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You're NOT too late! But HURRY!

Southeastern Writers Workshop 
will be June 19-23, 2015 at Epworth by the Sea 
on scenic St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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

Here's the SCHEDULE

Meet the Faculty

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Race. Zoom. Fly. Get to SWA on St. Simons for THE best writers workshop

There's no time like NOW to register for the writers workshop.

Southeastern Writers Workshop is June 19-23 

at Epworth by the Sea on scenic St. Simons Island, Georgia.

The weekend workshop (June 20-21) is dedicated to fiction writing. 

The weekday workshop (June 22-23) is focused on nonfiction writing. 

There is no better way to open up your creativity than immersing yourself in craft. The priceless takeaway? Networking with some of the finest and most experienced writers in their respective fields. 

Who are they? Let's begin with the faculty: 

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 -

Writers, even published writers, are students of craft. Who are some of the writers already registered for SWA? 

Ardsley Emily Ames
Barbara Duffy
Brenda Rose
Briana Cole
Buzz Bernard
C. Hope Clark
Chris Tusa
Christy R Diachenko
Cynthia Tolbert 
Dana Wildsmith
Donald Vaughn
Embe Charpentier
Janet Shepperd Kellerher
John House
John Sheffield 
Judith Barban
L A Patrick
Larry Starkey
Linda Joyce
Mellie Justad
Patrick Hempfing
Sheila Hudson
SR Johannes
Stuart Clarke
Susan Lindsey 

Those listed in purple are SWA Board Members.

There is limited space remaining. 
Sign up NOW.
Don't miss this opportunity
to learn and connect. 
After all, no one understands a writer better than another writer. 

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Where will you be on June 19th?

It is our fondest hope that you will join SWA at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon's Island, GA for the 40th Anniversary Writers Workshop. 

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

Meet the Faculty 


Debra Koontz  My second book, Edging Through the Darkness, is now available on Amazon! I am excited, and am reaching out to my friends, family and colleagues for support during this initial launch of book two in The Crossings Trilogy.If you wouldn’t mind taking a few minutes out this coming week to help us spread the news it will be greatly appreciated!

Linda Joyce - Her newest release, Bayou Beckons, book three of the Fleur de Lis series, is available on June 3rd. Bayou Bound, book two of the Fleur de Lis series is now a 2015 RONE Award Finalist. Winners will be announced in September. 

Submission Call

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for submissions. Now in its eighth year, the award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts including Arifa Akbar, literary editor of The Independent. Prizes include £500 and publication in an anthology of new writing, giving you the chance to showcase your work to a wider, international audience.
Prizes include:
  • £500 Poetry winner
  • £500 Short Fiction winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
  • One year subscription to Granta
  • Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
  • Complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
There are two categories for entry: Short Fiction (maximum length 2,000 words each) and Poetry (maximum length 40 lines each).
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2015.
Submit your #poetry #shortfiction to @AestheticaMag Creative #Writing Award. Win #publication to showcase your talent
Images can be downloaded from or you can contact me.
Best wishes,
Alexandra Beresford
Marketing Coordinator
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
YO23 1WL
0044 (0)1904 629 137
01144 1904 629 137 from USA and Canada

Happy Writing!

Hope to see you soon!