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Here is a list of various writer's associations and groups for freelance writers, poets, book authors, and editors.

Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a writer's group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some writer's associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books

Saddleback Writers Guild Critique Group. Meets almost every Monday evening in Laguna Hills, California. Details on their website. Contact: Jacki Hanson at jacki@hydrasystems.com or Mel Zimmerman: InOtherWords@MSN.com.

Saint Louis Writers Guild, P O Box 411757, Saint Louis MO 63141. Email: info@stlwritersguild.org.

San Antonio Writers Guild, P O Box 15443, San Antonio TX 78212; 210-231-5707. Email: sawg@sawritersguild.com.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, P O Box 877, Chestertown MD 21620; 410-778-3052. Science fiction and fantasy authors with three published stories or one published novel or script.

Screenline, Raleigh NC. Email: screenline@hotmail.com. A screenwriters group located in North Carolina.

Seattle Free Lances, Email: info@seattlefreelances.org. Originally founded in 1921 as a society of professional writers, in recent years Seattle Free Lances membership has grown to include publishing industry professionals and writers who are actively working toward publication.

Sewanee Writers Association, 310 St Luke's Hall, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee TN 37383; 931-598-1141. Email: cpeters@sewanee.edu.

Sierra Writers, P O Box 1595, Grass Valley CA 95945-1595. Email: babettedonaldson@sbcglobal.net. Sierra Writers has been serving the needs of writers in the Nevada City - Grass Valley area of California since 1982. Provides six speakers per year, two Open Reads, workshops, critique groups and informal gatherings for writers. They also sponsor a Young Writers Contest for high school students in their area.

Sisters in Crime, P O Box 442124, Lawrence KS 66044-8933; 785-842-1325. Email: sistersincrime@juno.com. Membership is open to all persons worldwide who have a special interest in mysteries: authors, readers, editors, agents, booksellers, librarians, and publishers. They send out a catalog of member's books to 15,000 wholesalers, distributors, bookstores, libraries, and book reviewers.

Society of American Travel Writers, 1500 Sunday Drive #102, Raleigh NC 27607; 919-861-5586. Email: nshore@satw.org.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, 8271 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90048; 323-782-1010. Email: conference@scbwi.com. - A membership organization for children's book writers and illustrators.

Society of Environmental Journalists, P O Box 2492, Jenkintown PA 19046; 215-884-8174. Email: sej@sej.org. Their annual conference is in September. Their TipSheet offers biweekly environmental news leads. Their EJToday offers a daily digest of environmental news reporting. And their quarterly publication, SEJournal, offers articles for and by environmental journalists.

Society of Professional Journalists, 3909 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN 46208; 317-927-8000. Email: spj@spj.org.

Society of Southwestern Authors, Al Petrillo, P OO Box 30355, Tucson AZ 85751; 520-546-9382; Fax: 520-296-0409. Email: excalibureditor@earthlink.net.

South Carolina Writers Workshop, P O Box 7104, Columbia SC 29202; 803-794-0832. Email: vasseyws@hotmail.com.

Southeastern Writers Association, Amy Munnell, 125 University Drive, Athens GA 30605. Email: info@southeasternwriters.com.

Southwest Writers Association, 505-265-9485. Email: SWWriters@juno.com.

Spoon Bar and Cafe, Rico Thunder. Email: thespoon@thespoon.com. An online writers group to share stories.

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