Calendar of Events

2020 Calendar of Events

The South Carolina Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers meets the 4th Saturdays of the month except for December and July. The next meeting is:

When:             Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
NEW Time:      10 am - 1 pm
Where:            North Anderson Baptist Church
                        2308 N. Main Street (click for map)
                          Anderson, SC
The meeting is free and visitors are welcome.  We offer a free writing class the first half of our meetings and critiques of members manuscripts the last half. Visitors are welcome to sit in critique sessions and offer feedback.

Class Presentation Jan. 25, 2020
     "How to Give and Receive a Constructive Critique
                          by  Tammy Karasek

Whether you are a new writer or a seasoned one, the value of finding good critique partners is vital to  strengthen your writing and help you become
 a published author.

Tammy is a monthly contributor to three national writers' blogs. She is President of Word Weavers Upstate SC, Vice-President of the SC Chapter of 
American Christian Fiction Writers, and Conference Assistant for Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Check out her social media(FB, Twitter, Instagram) and her website:

2020 Calendar OF COMING SPEAKERS - Mark your calendars and join us!
Feb. 22   Prolific author & editor for Iron Stream Media, Denise                                       Weimer “Creating a Hero Readers Will Fall For: Writing
                  from the Male POV"

March 28   Author & Marketing Guru Tracy Fredrychowski 
                  “Unlocking the Secrets of Facebook.”

April 25     Best Selling Indie author of Cozy Mysteries, Glenda Manus 
                 “How I Learned to Write and Publish Cozies”

May 23      USA Today best selling author, and CEO of Wild Heart Books, 
                  Misty Beller. “Become a Successful Novelist”
Misty will also take appointments to meet with authors who want to pitch Christian historical romances during the chapter critique time.

(Watch for further 2020 speakers to be confirmed)

Have a Piece to Critique? 

The second half of our meeting consists of a critique session for members. Members must attend at least one critique session before submitting a piece for critique. Submissions must follow the critique format guidelines listed on the chapter blog at, including:

  • Less than 1,200 words
  • Double spaced lines
  • Numbered lines
  • Your name, genre, and title  on header
  • Five or six stapled copies 

All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are welcome, but, sorry, not poetry. Visitors are welcome to sit in the critique sessions and offer feedback.

New to ACFW-SC?

Visitors are encouraged to come and participate in the meeting and critique session. If you have attended one critique session, you are welcome to bring a piece for critique. Please come early to register your submission.


Park on the side of the church with the long handicap ramp which is behind the small white house. Come in the double glass doors at the ramp, take the elevator to the second floor, and go left down the hall to a class room. Signs will be posted on the walls to guide you!

ACFW National and Questions

To learn more about the premier national organization for Christian writers, how to join, and what the benefits are, check out For more information about the Anderson meetings or to be added to the chapter email list for announcements, email Elva Cobb Martin, President, at  .

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