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Houston Writers Guild is a non-profit, volunteer lead community of writers in the Greater Houston area.  Our purpose is to support each other in fellowship, work to sharpen our craft, and promote our members' writing careers.  Join the Houston Writers Guild today!

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Houston Writers Guild Announces the 2017 Annual April Guild Conference:  "Diverse Inspirations:  Connecting the Dots"

The Houston Writers Guild 2017 Annual April Conference theme will explore the diversity of inspirations that connects writing with other art forms. This year’s conference promises to be packed with information and opportunities.  To see this year’s line-up of speakers, agents, and informative break-out sessions, and to register for the conference go to the 2017 Annual April Conference.


*Offer applies to non-members who register and pay the regular non-member rate for the entire three day conference.  Does not apply to current members. This offer may not be combined with any other discount.

Volunteers Needed!

Want to get involved? We are currently looking for volunteers for the 2017 Annual April Conference. If you would like to get in on the action contact us at info@houstonwritersguild.org.


The Annual April Guild Conference is held for three days every Spring. This is HWG’s cornerstone event, bringing together literary professionals in a themed conference. In addition, the Guild hosts the Indiepalooza Conference each Fall.


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Whether to sharpen your craft, prepare for publishing, or start marketing, HWG offers workshops at every step of your writing career. Generally, monthly workshops, instructional seminars, and other events are held at venues across Houston.

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Critique Groups

With critique groups and writing circles all over the Houston area, HWG makes it easy to find the right support for your genre and goals.  Want to start a new critique group? We can help with that, too!

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HWG now broadcasts live webinars on our You Tube Channel. Participate in an interactive, real-time webinar with a professional in the literary industry, from the privacy of your own computer.

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Houston Writers Guild holds an annual themed contest for publication in our Spring Anthology. In addition to learning about last year’s contest, find information about the anthology theme and its release date.

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Advertising Opportunities

Free book launch and event marketing through our newsletter and social media sites for HWG members. Advertising opportunities include website and newsletter advertising, workshop and conference program sponsorship.

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HWG Voices BlogThe HWG Voices Blog

For, by and about Houston Writers Guild Members, the HWG Voices Blog features member-written topical series posts. Find instructions for submitting your original ideas, tips and experiences on the member post submission guidelines page. Submit as many posts as you like throughout the topic campaign -- there is never a fee for submission. Provides opportunity to promote your book or brand in an accompanying bio.  HWG Voices also includes informative and motivating guest posts, inspirations from the HWG Leadership Team, author interviews, publisher and agent insights, and event reviews.  There is an on-going call for submissions on various topics.  See Submission Guidelines for more information.

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