You have reached the online home of the South African Writers' Circle
There are numerous benefits in belonging to the SAWC.
Members receive a 16-page newsletter every month containing information on the general writing scene, markets and national and international competitions, book reviews and articles on writing techniques.
The SAWC is the only association in South Africa which runs monthly competitions covering the whole spectrum of writing: novels, short stories, articles, poetry, plays, humour, children’s stories and science fiction. Professional writers judge these competitions and each entrant receives a full critique on work submitted, whether they are prizewinners or not. Copies of the prizewinning entries are published in the monthly newsletter.
A monthly meeting is held in Westville, each one with a guest speaker, discussing various aspects of writing, or holding workshops.
If you would like to join, please complete the Application for Membership Form.
We look forward to welcoming you as a member.
Our Banking details are as follows:
SA Writers' Circle
Hillcrest branch: 045726
Account number: 250780119
MESSAGES FOR MEMBERS:
Thank you to those potential members who have paid fees but without an application form we don’t know who you are or how to contact you !!
Clegg, B. d'Engle, P. Hiralal, Karodia, S. Mnyazi, C. Ogg, H. Prinsloo, J. Turner, N. Vee,
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If we do not hear from you, your subscription will be taken as a donation.
WE WANT YOUR STORIES!
Submissions are invited for a book to be published by the SAWC entitled
“The Pearl Jacket and other short Fiction”.
1. Open to SAWC Members only
2. Length: minimum 100 words, maximum 1000 words
3. Topic: Short Fiction/Flash Fiction entitled “The Pearl Jacket” or any other short fiction with a topic and title of own choice.
4. E-mail entries only
5. Closing Date: 30 June 2013
6. Send to: southafricanwriterscircle@