• 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 live in South Carolina, these are some organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

    For more than a decade, WriteByNight has helped South Carolina’s writers achieve their literary goals. And we want you to be next! Claim your free consultation to learn about WBN’s customizable one-on-one writers’ services, including:

    Book Coaching

    Manuscript Critique

    Publication Assistance

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    COLA III

    A critique and networking 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 workshops, critique groups and membership.

     

    Crazyhorse

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

     

    Emrys

    A Writing Room, journal and press, which offers seminars and 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 instruction to hundreds in the Carolinas and beyond, and hosts lively book launch events.

     

    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 which 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, workshops, writers’ groups and prizes that include cash awards and publication.

     

    SlamCharlotte

    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.

     

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