Enjoy our new website!

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild has a new website! We hope you will visit often and enjoy it. Designed to be user-friendly for news-hungry writers, it will be a good way to stay in touch with what KWG offers — interesting speakers and programs, informative workshops, and a range of community-wide events, like our Second Annual […]

David Drews to head KWG publicity, web content

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is pleased to introduce David Neil Drews, its new publicist and web content coordinator. Filmmaking, fiction writing and marketing for musicians and concerts are among his skills. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with degrees in Finance, English Literature, and English Education, Drews has a career background in […]

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2016 Annual Contest Winners and Runners-up

Overall, this year’s contest was exceptionally successful. We saw an total increase in submissions this year from 112 entries last year to 139 entries this year. The Young Writers category saw tremendous interest this year up from six entries last year to 37 entries this year! We saw the next biggest increase of entries in the Poetry category from 22 entries last year to 42 this year. (more…)

Are You Ready to Publish?

Caitlin Hamilton Summie

Would you plan a party, spend money to have it catered, and then give guests one day notice? Never! But time and again, authors do something similar. They publish too soon. Once they consider the book done, some writers simply let the title go to press. After all, writers want to be read, and the urge to publish can be overwhelming. Who doesn’t want to hold her books in her hands? On occasion, some publishers move too quickly also. But being first or fast doesn’t garner an author or press any more acclaim or sales. It hurts marketing and sales. The market is flooded, and we as readers have more choices than ever before about what to read. If a writer or press rushes through important decisions, especially key marketing decisions, it can damage a book’s success—which is heartbreaking. (more…)

Stories Make Us Who We Are

Bonny C. MillardKnoxville Writers’ Guild will host Millard’s “Writing Your Story,” on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Avenue in Knoxville. Free and accessible parking is available. To register for the workshop, you can make an online payment or send a check to KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville, TN, 37939-0326. The workshop cost is $40. Members receive a 40% discount and student members receive a 50% percent discount. (more…)