Savannah Authors was founded in 2011 by Christopher Scott (author of thirteen fiction and nonfiction books) and Alice Vantrease (author of two books ). The membership has slowly grown to about thirty. Savannah Authors encourages first-class prose writing, fiction or nonfiction, using discussion, constructive criticism, instruction, and examples. We meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings generally consist of one or more readings, a prompt or an exercise, and perhaps a review of basic skills, with plenty of time to review the events that affect all of us. Meetings are generally either in the heart of Savannah, or midtown, at Victory Drive.
Membership is open to everybody with a passion for writing. We welcome unpublished authors, new writers, and people who just want to know more about our craft. We limit ourselves to prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and presentations for this year have been split nearly evenly between the two.
Savannah Authors is looking for unpublished prose from writers in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina to be included in A Savannah Anthology 2015. A panel of distinguished publishers, writers, and academics will choose the winners. Your work may be fiction or non-fiction, and must be 5,000 words or less. The judges will choose three entrants to receive modest cash awards and will also select pieces for honorable mention.
The Savannah Authors Anthology 2014 is available for sale. It contains the winning stories and honorable mentions from the contest in 2013, plus contributions from Savannah Authors members. It will be available for $15 a copy, plus $2.95 for shipping and handling. If you order more than one book, shipping and handling drops to $1.00 per each extra copy. Again, congratulations to the winners:
And to the honorable mentions: