• South Carolina Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in South Carolina, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some South Carolina writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    ACFW Upstate South Carolina

    A Greenville-area chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers, meets the second Saturday of every month at Cross Roads Baptist in Greer.



    A networking and writing group for Columbia-area writers that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. COLA III is a chapter of the South Carolina Writers Association.


    Columbia Writers Alliance

    A nonprofit that offers writing workshops, critique groups and membership.



    For over fifty years, this magazine has published some of the best new fiction, poetry and nonfiction.



    A writing room, journal, and press that offers seminars and writing workshops for writers of all kinds.


    Hub City Writers Project

    Has published more than 400 writers in 60 books, renovated two historic downtown Spartanburg buildings, and given away more than $15,000 in scholarships to emerging writers. Provides creative writing workshops and instruction to hundreds in the Carolinas and beyond.


    Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts

    Dedicated to developing programs that enrich the area’s literary communities by connecting, educating and promoting writers and readers at every stage of development, from the novice to the professional.


    Piccolo Spoleto Festival

    A two-week arts festival in Charleston that offers literary aspects like poetry readings.


    Poetry Society of South Carolina

    The oldest organization of its kind in America, they hold free readings and lectures, and offer seminars, writing workshops, writers’ groups and prizes that include cash awards and publication.



    A nationally-recognized poetry slam whose team has won several U.S. titles.


    South Carolina Book Festival

    A three-day festival of panels, readings and signings that brings in over 6,000 visitors annually.


    South Carolina Review

    For nearly fifty years, SCR has published fiction, poetry, interviews, unpublished letters and manuscripts, essays and reviews from well-known and aspiring scholars and writers.


    South Carolina Writers Association

    A literary arts organization serving both new and established writers. Membership offers a supportive environment in which to become a better writer.


    South 85 Journal

    This online mag, founded in 2012 by the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews and artwork on a semi-annual basis.


    Help us add to this list, South Carolinians! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a South Carolina literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here