Guild News

Lauren Hulse to Head KWG Publicity, Web Content

“We are thrilled to welcome Lauren as publicist and web content coordinator. We look forward to a great 2017,” says Donna Kapa, KWG president. Lauren brings skills in writing, the visual arts and the workings of nonprofits.

KWG Publicist_Web Content Coordinator Position

Knoxville Writers’ Guild seeks someone to be a publicist and web content manager. A high-energy, fun job that requires creativity and attention to detail. Experience required. Pay: $200 monthly.

This person will:

2016 Contest Winners

Overall, this year’s contest was exceptionally successful. We saw an overall increase in submissions this year from 112 entries last year to 139 entries this year. The Young Writers category saw tremendous interest this year up from six entries last year to 37 entries this year! We saw the next biggest increase of entries in the Poetry category from 22 entries last year to 42 this year.
We owe much of our success this year to our sponsors. Celtic Cat Publishing sponsored the prize in Short Fiction and Test Prep Experts sponsored two prizes in Young Writers. Thank you very much for their support of writers and the Knoxville Writers Guild Annual Contest.
The next contest kicks off March 31, 2017. Anyone interested in helping out with this Guild tradition should contact me at, or just find me at the next monthly meeting. If you are interested in judging one of the categories or sponsoring the contest, let me know that, too!
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

Donna Kapa
Contest Chair

KWG Announces 2015 Contest Winners

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is excited to announce the winners of its annual writing contest. Out of the many entries received, 14 writers were selected for recognition in the 2015 Knoxville Writers’ Guild Contests. Check out our Contest page for full category details with winners.

Meet Your 2015 Board of Directors

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is excited to announce its 2015 Board of Directors, which will include several new faces as well as experienced board members.


KWG Writing Groups!

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Check out all the Writing Groups.

Help The Guild Support Writers

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KWG Address

Knoxville Writers' Guild
P.O. Box 10326
Knoxville TN 37939-0326

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