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Submissions to the Spring 2023 Writing Contest open February 12! Click here for details.


SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: Community Room of the Parks Administration Bldg.
1101 N College St, Georgetown

Free and Open to the Public

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with members and officers of the San Gabriel Writers’ League who will be available to answer questions and chat with others interested in being part of an active writing community. The session will include:

  • A brief presentation highlighting the League’s goals and benefits
  • Member input on the advantages of belonging to such a writer’s group
  • A Question-and-Answer period.

Attendees will be placed in a drawing for free books (to be awarded at the meeting) and a free one-year membership in the League. Appropriate for all writing genres and participants ages 16 and above.

Special Seminar
Featuring Literary Agent

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Click here for more information and to register.

As as service to our members, SGWL provides the following information, but does not sponsor or endorse these events.

The Jarrell Public Library will feature Suzy England in its February 11, 2023 Author Series. Info here.

Deep in the Heart Writers Retreat February 27-March 1, 2023 in Comfort, Texas at the historic Hotel Giles. Click here for information.

The The Austin Chapter of the National Speakers Association is holding a Writer’s Retreat May 18-20, 2023 in Waring. Find out more here.

Historical Novel Society North America conference, June 8 to 10, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. More at

Past Contest Winners

Click each title to read the entry.

Fall 2022 Writing Contest Winners
1st Place – Ken Stubert for “Frank and Clarence”
2nd Place – Kris Thompson for an excerpt from “Three Daughters
3rd Place – Jackie Hunt for “Keep Your Distance”
Honorable Mention – tie:
Bud Lester for “The Silence of the SAMs”
Linda Sagley for “A Christmas Miracle”

Spring 2022 Writing Contest Winners
1st Place – D. A. Featherling for “Flames Rising
2nd Place – K. F. Stubert for “Telling Time
3rd Place – Tie:
Caryn Cross-Hawk for “Hurricane David Is No Match for Us
Marjorie Anderson for “The Missing Suitcase
Honorable Mention – Martin Shelton for “The Bluff

January 2022 Writing Contest Winners
1st Place – Kris Thompson for “Gone
2nd Place – D. A. Featherling for “Cactus Kid to the Rescue
3rd Place – Linda Sagley for “The Island Bird
Honorable Mention – Tie:
Sidney W. Frost for “Taking Time to Say Goodbye
K. F. Stubert for “Blink, Blink

SGWL Author Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Local author Teresa Lynn has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize for her freestyle poem “Lines.” Lynn is a member of San Gabriel Writer’s League and is the senior editor at Tranquility Press, a local publishing company.

We had a great time at the 2022 Christmas Brunch, which included entertainment by magician Kent Cummings.