Tar River Writers Guild

We write stuff.


The Tar River Writers Guild borrows its name from the Tar River that runs from the piedmont to the coastal plains of North Carolina.  The Guild supports and encourages writers of all forms, genres, perspectives, and levels of expertise. New members are always welcome. For the latest news on meetings, events, local contests, and other opportunities for writers, or to just talk about writing, join us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter/communiqué!

The Guild also publishes a yearly literary journal, County Lines: A Literary Journal. Submit your work for possible publication. For more information, visit our submissions page.

General Meetings

The Tar River Writers Guild meets at 2PM on the second Saturday of every other month for a brief business meeting, networking, and discussion about writing in general. Meeting location TBA!

Upcoming meetings for 2023 will take place on July 8, September 9, and November 11. Monitor the Facebook group's events page to verify schedule changes, agenda, etc. Please visit the group and join!

Meeting Minutes

You can find all general meeting minutes at [this link] and listed below.

April 25, 2023: Carolina Prize Winners Announced!

The winners and runners-up for the Carolina Prize have been chosen. They are:

First place Carolina Prize Winners:

Winners receive $100, publication in the journal, plus two copies of the journal.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable mentions receive publication in the journal, plus one complimentary copy.

Be sure to watch this page, subscribe to our newsletter/communiqué, and/or join the guild's Facebook Group to learn about the County Lines launch party in December 2023, where winners and runners-up will receive their complimentary copies of the journal. (If you can't attend in person, your copies will be mailed to you at the address you provided with your submission.)

Fifth Wednesday

If a month has a fifth Wednesday, we meet at the park! The most recent was in May. The next will be in August.

Location (usually)

Park: Beaverdam Access, Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Entrance: 14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Drive to: Shelter 23 (pavilion)