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St. Louis Writers Guild, a nonprofit literary organization for all writers. 

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What Can St. Louis Writers Guild Do For You?



Workshops for Writers

The monthly meeting of St. Louis Writers Guild,
the next exciting workshop is coming soon…

First Saturday of the month
10am to Noon

The Lodge Des Peres
1050 Des Peres
St. Louis, MO


SLWG Events

Find the latest Workshop for Writers, SLWG’s monthly meeting, as well as the Open Mic Night, and other special events. Read about the events on The Scribe Event Blog.

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Members Room

Members of SLWG will find resources, member-specific news and opportunities on this password protected page. 

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Writer Resources

St. Louis Writers Guild has a number of resources listed, including many other literary organizations that offer assistance to writers. SLWG Members there are even more writer resources in the Member’s Room.

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Book Room

Browse through SLWG Members’ books and discover an amazing local authors. All sales are handled through the authors.

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Young Writers STL Initiative

St. Louis Writers Guild believes in encouraging tomorrow’s authors.

Programs throughout the year, like Young Writers Awards and Writers in the Park

Help up support young writers



St. Louis Writers Guild Contests.

St. Louis Writers Guild holds at least three writing contests every year. Our Short Story Contest has been held since 1920, and was even won by Tennessee Williams in 1935. The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest has been held since the mid 1990's and was named to honor a dedicated St. Louis Poet. The Young Writers Awards is SLWG’s way of encouraging young writers.


Winners of the 2019 Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
    First Place:  Barbara Blanks “Cat Egoric”

    Second Place: Barbara Blanks “Along the Ridge Trail”

    Third Place: Evenlyn Buretta “Ancient Connections”

    Honorable Mention: Wanda L Lovan “Field Days of Summer”

Thank you to this year’s judge, Ben Moeller-Gaa


St. Louis Writers Guild Offers Even More…