Welcome to the Houston Writers Guild
Houston Writers Guild is a non-profit, volunteer led community of writers in the Greater Houston area. Our purpose is to support each other in fellowship, work to sharpen our craft, and promote our members' writing careers. Join the Houston Writers Guild today!
SATURDAY, December 2, 2017
Join the Houston Writers Guild for our first annual Masquerade Gala. The event will start at 7pm with a sit down plated dinner accompanied by light jazz. Following a short message from the leadership, the event will flow into a night of dancing, giveaways, and culminate in a costume contest around 11 pm. As an official 501c3 organization, your ticket price, your membership dues, and any donations you choose to give to your Guild are tax deductible.
Come have fun, dance, dress up in your finest or come in costume, and support your Guild. There will be a cash bar for those who would like to partake.
Masquerade Gala Book Cover Contest
Winner will receive a seal for best book cover 2017 from the Guild and the book will be featured on our website with link to purchase and a press release will be issued about the winner.
Bring your friends and family and join us for a great and fun night!
HWG presents our 2017 annual short story contest:
We’ll be accepting submissions from 09/06 to 11/17 for fiction and/or creative non-fiction short stories no longer than 5000 words.
The theme of this year's contest is Outside the Window – Tales of the World: submissions must adhere to the topic - related to traveling, exploring, and/or experiencing new and different cultures, and how traveling opens one’s mind to understand and appreciate the world around us.
All qualifying entries will receive feedback from our judge panel that includes industry professionals, and prizes will be given to 1st place and runner up. Eligible entries will be published in HWG Press next anthology.
For more information click here.
Query & Synopsis Special Seminar
WITH JOHNNIE BERNHARD
Have you tried to query agents and publishers and felt frustration? Do you wonder if your query letters and synopsis are even read? In this session, former agent Johnnie Bernhard will share techniques for writing effective query letters, provide tips on making your synopsis appealing, and discuss elements to consider when vetting an agent, agency, and publishers. Click Here for more information.
Houston Writers Guild Summer Series
The Houston Writers Guild, in collaboration with the Katherine Tyra Public Library, is hosting a free hands-on craft-focused series of workshops. Each Monday starting in June through to the end of August, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, at 16719 Clay Rd, various craft topics will be presented and time will be allotted for writing. No RSVP needed. Full line up and topics can be found at this event’s page.
For, by and about Houston Writers Guild Members, the HWG Voices Blog features member-written topical series posts. Find instructions for submitting your original ideas, tips and experiences on the member post submission guidelines page. Submit as many posts as you like throughout the topic campaign -- there is never a fee for submission. Provides opportunity to promote your book or brand in an accompanying bio. HWG Voices also includes informative and motivating guest posts, inspirations from the HWG Leadership Team, author interviews, publisher and agent insights, and event reviews. There is an on-going call for submissions on various topics. See Submission Guidelines for more information.