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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!

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Indiepalooza 2017

The Houston Writers Guild is Proud to announce our annual independent writers conference, Indiepalooza!


REGISTER at this link & use the code MAGICINK to receive $20 off the ticket price!

The Writers' Family Reunion is a one-day gathering designed to give writers an opportunity to develop friendships with other writers, learn from more experienced writers, and fortify their knowledge of craft and career. All levels and all genres are welcome!

Along with opportunities to meet local writers, attending writers will get to:

  • Find a critique group
  • Connect with local resources for writers
  • Work in small groups with professional writers
  • Learn to submit and publish
  • Learn to stay inspired

​​EVENT DATE: Saturday, September 9th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PRICE - Between $35 and $115, depending on ticket type

REGISTER at this link & use the code MAGICINK to receive $20 off the ticket price!

A portion of ticket sales purchased using this code go to support Houston Writers Guild.

The Writers’ Family Reunion is hosted by Writespace and co-sponsored by:

Masquerade Gala


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.


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.

Volunteers Needed!

Want to get involved? We are currently looking for volunteers! If you would like to get in on the action contact us at info@houstonwritersguild.org.


The Annual April Guild Conference is held for three days every Spring. This is HWG’s cornerstone event, bringing together literary professionals in a themed conference. In addition, the Guild hosts the Indiepalooza Conference each Fall.


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Whether to sharpen your craft, prepare for publishing, or start marketing, HWG offers workshops at every step of your writing career. Generally, monthly workshops, instructional seminars, and other events are held at venues across Houston.

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Critique Groups

With critique groups and writing circles all over the Houston area, HWG makes it easy to find the right support for your genre and goals.  Want to start a new critique group? We can help with that, too!

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HWG now broadcasts live webinars on our You Tube Channel. Participate in an interactive, real-time webinar with a professional in the literary industry, from the privacy of your own computer.

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Houston Writers Guild holds an annual themed contest for publication in our Spring Anthology. In addition to learning about last year’s contest, find information about the anthology theme and its release date.

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Advertising Opportunities

Free book launch and event marketing through our newsletter and social media sites for HWG members. Advertising opportunities include website and newsletter advertising, workshop and conference program sponsorship.

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HWG Voices BlogThe HWG Voices Blog

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.

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