"The Bubba Chronicles by David R. Austin invites us to travel to the old South. Bubba Roy Conroy, his wife, Mary Lou, and their children, live in a quiet life in a small town in Louisiana." "The Bubba Chronicles is a nostalgic collection of short stories and vignettes centering around Bubba, his neighbors, friends, and true Southern values. The Bubba Chronicles does not sugarcoat life in a small Southern town. David R. Austin is a great storyteller. Also, he creates characters to remember. Austin shows us a broad spectrum of human motives and emotions." "I believe that fans of short and humorous prose with paranormal elements, hunting stories, or tales about the old South would appreciate this amazing collection."
Award-Winning author B.T. Polcari is partnering with The Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga on Saturday, August 13th to celebrate rescue-animals. All adoption fees will be waived for the day and included in each adopter’s gift bag from HES will be a copy of B.T. Polcari’s latest book Fire & Ice featuring rescue pup Mauzzy.
Our theme for June's contest was "Exploration" and our winner is Sherry Poff with her creative nonfiction piece, "Northeast." Sherry Poff grew up in the hills of West Virginia. She now lives and writes in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she interacts with a large group of students and family members. Sherry holds an MA in... Continue Reading →
Our theme for February 2021 is “Hope.” Our judge will be Finn Bille, assisted by Karen Phillips and Kate Landers. Finn has been writing poetry since his teenage years in Copenhagen, Denmark. His published poetry collections are Waking Dreams, Elsinore, Denmark, 1986; Rites of the Earth, Chattanooga, TN, 1994; Fire Poems, Chattanooga, TN, 2011; and The King’s Coin: Danish-American Poems,... Continue Reading →
November's theme is "Tradition." Our judge will be Chris Wood, assisted by Kelle Z. Riley and Kate Landers. Contest Rules:Submission period: 1st - 21st of each month (excepting February) from September 2020 through August 2021.Eligibility: All current members of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild. Submissions must have never been published (personal blogs are ok), and must... Continue Reading →
October's theme was "Afterlife" Kelly Hanwright in poetry : "To Neruda - A Request" Ray Zimmerman in prose: "Life After Writing" Kelly Hanwright is a poet, teacher and dog trainer living in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. She creates art to help understand herself and her life. She shares it to help others find strategies to... Continue Reading →
The winners of our 2020 Spring Writing Contest are: FICTION1st PLACE - The Interview by Karen Smith 2nd PLACE - Ol' Jem by Devereaux Chivington-Stebbins 3rd PLACE - A True Love Potion by Alexandria Kelly FINALISTS - Alma's Explosion by Gary Sedlacek, Bed Racing by Jerry Harwood, Old Man by M. Kent Anderson, Immunity by... Continue Reading →
Our face to face meetings are suspended for the global health crises, but our writing community is alive and well. Our Facebook group has over 1,000 members and is a great resource for engaging with other writers. In place of our monthly program usually held at the city library, we have recorded interviews with local... Continue Reading →