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St. Louis Writers Guild offers a variety of oppertunities to its members.

Workshops, Lectures, Webinars, Critique Groups, Freelancer Listings, Book Selling, Writers Conferences, Picnics and Holiday Parties, plus The Scibe, Here's News, the Eliot Blog, and more...



A Note About St. Louis Writers Guild

Workshops for Writers - 1st Saturday of the month

Station Open Mic - 2nd Tuesday of every month

SLWG Lecture Series - 3rd Thursday of every odd month

SLWG Webinars - 3rd Thursday of every even month

Writers in the Park - in August

The Winter Gala - in December

SLWG Picnic - In Summer

Missouri Writers Guild Conference - in April

Book Fairs - throughout the year



St. Louis Anniversary Anthology 
by St. Louis Writers Guild 

St. Louis Writers Guild is seeking submissions from its members for an anthology of short stories, poems, and essays to celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Anniversary. The theme for this anthology is St. Louis. We’re looking for your thoughts, stories, observations, and memories of the Gateway City. You may submit poems, fictional short stories, and non-fiction essays. All entries must maintain the theme of the anthology; any other subjects will not be considered for this publication. Anything published in St. Louis Reflections will not be included in this anthology.


You must be a member of SLWG to be considered for this anthology. All submissions must be unpublished, original works about St. Louis, Missouri. You may submit up to three pieces in any of the approved formats. Short Story and Essay submissions must be titled, typed in 12 point, Times New Roman black font, double spaced with indented paragraphs, and page numbers.


There is no submission fee

Limit of 3 (three) submissions per member

All submissions must adhere to the theme of the anthology – St. Louis Anniversary


Poems: 40 Lines per poem maximum, not including title. Any poetry format is acceptable

Short Stories & Essays: 2500 word limit per piece, not including title


Deadline: January 1, 2014.

Submission Guidelines 

Please read carefully

Click on the pdf below, you may have to right click depending on your browser


SLWG Author Series

Held on the third Thursday of every even month. Members recieve an email inviatation with the instructions  to view the event live online. They are recorded and can be viewed anytime. Free unles specified.

Links to the interviews:


Linda Austin, author and publisher of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight - 3/21/13

Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth, noted author and owner of - 4/18/13

LS Murphy, author of Reaper - 5/16/13 

Robin Tidwell, author of RECYCLED, owner of All On The Same Page Bookstore, and Rocking Horse Publsihing - 7/18/13
A Night with the Authors of L&L Dreamspell - 7/25/13

Nicole Evelina, talks about researching her novels - 8/15/13

New Book Spotlight with Denise Elam Dauw and Fedora Amis - 10/17/13


St. Louis Writers Guild Freelancers

Here is a list of talented local freelancers, all are members of St. Louis Writers Guild!


Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth: Writing and editing, aka wrediting, are my passions. Preview how and why teamwork will enhance your novel and your future projects at: 


Brad R. Cook: Freelance business and technical writer. Visit for more information.


Mary Menke: Editor and owner of


Dianna Graveman and Kristy Makansi have partnered with Anne Milford and Jennifer Dunn Stewart to form Treehouse Publishing Group, which provides services for authors seeking to prepare their manuscripts for submission to agents and editors AND to entrepreneurial authors seeking to self publish. For more info, please visit


Catherine Rankovic chief editor at, is a deeply experienced editor of novels, nonfiction, and poetry, and offers manuscript feedback, editing and other author support services. Twelve years' worth of excellent references. Phone 314-306-3314, or email

Jeffrey Penn May works one-on-one with experienced and aspiring authors, guiding them from first draft to publication. Proficient at formatting paperbacks and e-books.

Contact: 314-496-2204 or 

To list your company or service contact President @ stlwritersguild (dot) org

St. Louis Writers Guild - creating a community of writers!