About

The South African Writers’ Circle encourages and assists all writers, new and experienced, and promotes the art of creative writing in general.

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 fiction and non-fiction writing, including novels, short stories, flash fiction, stories for children and young adults, poetry, plays and scriptwriting, humour, crime and mystery writing, romance, fantasy and science fiction as well as articles, book reviews and essays. Professional writers judge these competitions and each entrant receives a full critique on work submitted, whether they are prizewinners or not. The prizewinning entries are published in the monthly newsletter.
  • A monthly meeting is held in Durban. Each meeting starts with a guest speaker, discussing various aspects of writing, followed by a workshop.
  • If you would like to join, please complete the Membership Form. We look forward to welcoming you as a member. Our Banking details are as follows:

SA Writers’ Circle

Standard Bank
Current Account
Hillcrest branch: 045726
Account number: 250780119


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