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Our next CWC general meeting is September 21st, 2021 at 6:30pm (ET) via ZOOM

CWC Mission Statement 

Charlotte Writers Club supports local writers and promotes their development through education, recognition, and community. 

Welcome to the Charlotte Writers Club website!

The Charlotte Writers Club (or CWC, as our members affectionately call it) provides a great opportunity for writers of all forms—and there are so many—to meet and discuss the latest trends, commiserate on projects, find critique groups, and participate in contests and workshops. This club is for you, the writer, to help develop your craft and keep the words coming. Sign up for our free newsletter to stay up-up-to date on the latest CWC speakers, contests, workshops, and member kudos.

This club has something for everyone. Come meet fellow writers—poets, novelists, creative writers, short-story writers, essayists, article writers, journalists, dramatists, editors, fablers, ghost writers, historical writers, lyricists, playwrights, reporters, rhymers, satirists, scriptwriters, sonneteers, autobiographers, biographers, and more—story tellers of all kinds.

Note: Hover over MENU items to see their related pages.


If you are a current member, your annual dues are payable one year from last renewal date. SIGN IN to the membership database to check your renewal date on your profile.

Click HERE to login.  LOG IN button will be in the top right hand corner of the Join Us page. OR Contact the membership chairperson if you are unsure of your status.

For prospective members, the CWC sponsors a wide range of activities that nurture, support and promote the writing life. This  includes contests, critique groups, monthly meetings, and periodic workshops. 

Your membership dues help fund all club activities. Please join us in supporting writers, readers and literacy in our community.

For more information on membership and joining the Charlotte Writers Club, click on Membership.

To receive our monthly newsletter

Go to the bottom of any page on this site, including this page. Find the yellow box that says "Sign Up for our Email Newsletter". Type in your email, then click Go. 

Select 'CWC Member Contacts' if you are a current member, or 'Non-Member' if you are still thinking about joining. The newsletters and meeting recaps contain important information and announcements.


Club Events

MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)

June 14th - 7:00 PM: CWC’s Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham

June 18th, 2021 Virtual Open Mic Night - Link to register will be sent in an event announcement email to CWC members.

You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers. Please login to ZOOM on June 18th.
Meeting ID: 879 5602 8107
Passcode: 439661

Open Mic Nights will return to MUGS COFFEE in July!!

Partner Events

Charlotte Lit -  4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, a catalog of classes, Studio Two

North Carolina Writers Network

The submission period id now open for "The 2022 Sally Buckner Emerging Writers' Fellowship". Deadline: May 1st - June 30th.

Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and will not have had yet the support needed to achieve major recognition for their work. No specific academic background is required or preferred. The Buckner Fellowship, given in honor of the last poet and educator, is a $500 award and other benefits to help allay the costs associated with the business of writing.This year the fellowship will support an emerging writer of prose, either fiction or creative nonfiction. Guidelines and more


The Writers' Workshop

Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words 

North Carolina Arts Council - Artist Opportunites for Submissions.  Click on 'Literary Arts' links when you get to the page.

Arts and Science Council - Grants for Creative Individuals

Check out what’s happening at Charlotte Mecklenburg LibraryCheck out Resources for Writers.  On-going virtual programs Write Like You Mean It! and Poetry in Pajamas and more that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers for writers.

Events from Other Writing Organizations

Stage Play Writing Competition by Screen Craft - Deadline June 1st to August 31st, Annually

Visit the Screen Craft Website.

This contest is a great opportunity to have your ideas considered by professional writers as this contest seeks to showcase excellent plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential.

Contact Information

855-503-5500 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

Or send an email to INFO@SCREENCRAFT.ORG 

Great Smokies Writing Program, June 8th - July 28th, UNC-Asheville 

Registration opened on April 8th    Great Smokies Writing Program

Summer 2021 Courses     

Young Writers Summmer Workshop    (classes for high school students):

June 21st-25th: 9am - 4pm

Creative Writing Camp for Rising 7th-11th Graders, at Queens University of Charlotte, led by Sarah Creech and other Queens faculty. 

North Carolina Writers Network Squire Summer Workshops July 22th-25th - Live, Face to Face & In Person

Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC.
Learn more at NC Writers and REGISTER HERE


Killer Nashville’s 15th Annual Writers’ Conference - August 19th-22th in Franklin, TN.

Focused on mystery, thriller and suspense genres.

Learn more at Killer Nashville and REGISTER HERE

The Workshops of Asheville
Call for submissions for three prose contests.  For details about all three visit TWOA-Contests.
Humor MeStories of fiction or non-fiction, 5,000 words or less.  Deadline: is June 30, 2021
Hard Times: 5,000 words or less about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Deadline August 30, 2021

LITERARY FICTION: 5,000 words or less, enter can be short stories or a chapter of a novel. Deadline: September 30, 2021


Call for Personal Stories on the theme of “Trouble— causing, avoiding, getting in, and getting out—with you in the middle.”

Up to 800 words. Deadline is June 30, 2021.

Visit Randell Jones to learn more about submitting to the Personal Story Publishing Project.

Also visit @personalstorypublishingproject or @6minutestories on Facebook.


SCBWI Carolinas members are invited to Ignite the Spark by writing—and drawing—MicroFiction.
Fast, furious fun and inspiration... all within one hour! 
Hosted by John Strong & Linda Gerber

Ignite the Spark will be held every third Tuesday of the month.
For more information

Ignite the Spark New Facebook Group

Request to join here!

Queen City Suspects, a New Sisters in Crime Chapter

This Charlotte chapter, was started in December 2019 and is looking for writers and readers and anyone interested to join.  Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. For more about the organization contact the president, Jacy Sellers, at QC Suspects. 

Weekend Writeaways at Home

Includes writing time, workshops — and a bunch more ! All levels and genres welcome. Sliding scale - choose your payment comfort level.

Weekend Writeaways at Home are held quarterly.

Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. They are seeking nonfiction stories from people around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom. 

Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. The very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.

Submission fee: None
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Deadline: Rolling

Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.

To learn more, please visit our website: Hindsight


The Charlotte SHOUT! 2021 will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 2021More details to be posted when available.

Charlotte SHOUT! is an aspirational multi-week festival designed to showcase our community by celebrating Charlotte's creativity and innovation through art, music, food, and ideas. Located primarily in Uptown Charlotte, SHOUT! will feature exceptionally curated programming from around the corner and around the world.

Members can register to read at one of these OPEN MIC Nights.   If you aren't reading, come out and support your fellow writers. 

June 18th, 2021 Virtual Open Mic Night - Link to register will be sent in an event announcement email to CWC members. This is a ZOOM meeting.

You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers.

Zoom Link for June 18th Open Mic Night

Meeting ID: 879 5602 8107
Passcode: 439661

Please NOTE: This is NOT a publicity event for our authors.  The goal is to support our members as they practice reading in public.  If you are looking for feedback for your writing, please explore our Member Critique Groups.

Open Mic Nights will return to MUGS COFFEE in July!!

Kudos To Our Members!!! Our members are working hard and we want to share their accomplishments in the newsletter and on our website's blog. Submit your Kudos* to the Newsletter and the Website.

*As a non-profit organization, The Charlotte Writers Club is not allowed to promote any sales related information but we can include the following: your name, name of the work, contact information for you, and brief information about you, your work, contests or anthologies involved, etc.


The Policies and Procedures for the Charlotte Writers Club can be found HERE.


One of our many successful events from February 2017 was our Bookfair at Barnes and Noble.  Click HERE for news coverage.

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