Welcome to the GSSW Website!

(Formerly GSHW)

The GSSW Welcomes Authors of Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Other Genres.

The GSSW is a multi-genre writers group catering to the needs of writers from all walks of life. We offer monthly meetings, critique groups, guideline and sample copy libraries, national short story contests, and much more. Members also receive the acclaimed monthly newsletter, The New Jersey Graveline, containing market news, reviews, essays, interviews, writing tips, humor and whatever else we can fit inside. Twelve month memberships to the GSSW are just $35 ($24 for associate out-of-staters). Join today!

Current members: To renew your dues via PayPal, go to the Payment Page.

 

Announcing the Twenty-First Annual GSSW Short Story Contest:
Theme: "Adventures in a Personal Utopia"
Accepting Submissions April 1 - July 31, 2015

View CONTEST Guidelines | Download Guidelines (PDF)

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Next Meeting: APR 4, 2015
Guest Speaker: David Rountree
Topic: Incorporating Real Science in Speculative Fiction
Location: Old Bridge Public Library

Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza, Municipal Center
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 721-5600

Podcasts

Ellen Datlow, Gordon Van Gelder,
Sheila Williams

(Full Recording, NOV 2014)

Scott Mulraney
(Teaser, MAR 2015)
(Full Recording, Members Only)


Listen now or download for later. (24.5MB)


Listen now or download for later. (3.85MB)

GSSW 2015 CALENDAR

JAN 3

Making 2015 YOUR Year: Setting Writing & Publishing Goals.

FEB 7

Alex Shvartsman (Editor, Unidentified Funny Objects)
Topic: Writing/Submitting Humor in Speculative Fiction

MAR 7

Everything you need to Self-publish with Scott Mulraney

APR 4

David Rountree
Topic: Incorporating Real Science in Speculative Fiction

MAY 2

To Be Determined

JUNE 6

To Be Determined

JULY 7

Leanna Renee Hieber, Topic: TBA

AUG TBD

GSSW Summer Event

SEPT 12

Carlotta Holton
Topic: Applying Local Mythis & History into Speculative Fiction

OCT 3

Ellen Datlow, Editor
Topic: The State of Horror Fiction

NOV 7

Jennifer Walkup
Topic: Finding Your Voice in YA Speculative Fiction

DEC TBD

Holiday Event (Members Only)

Past Guest Speakers: Ellen Datlow, John Ordover, Tom & Elizabeth Monteleone, Gordon Linzner, Diane Weinstein, Don D'Auria, Richard Chizmar, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, John Passarella, Lee Thomas, Jeffrey Ford, Richards Sanfilippo, Sean Wallace, Lee Thomas, Gerard Houarner, Darrell Schweitzer, Mary Sangiovanni, John Joseph Adams, Jonathan Maberry, Lori Perkins & Jenny Rappaport, Chester County Paranormal Society, the NJ Ghost Hunters Society, a NJ State Board Certified Medical Examiner, Sarah Langan, Nicholas Kaufmann, Delia Sherman, Lawrence C. Connolly, Hildy Silverman, Robert Dunbar, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Frost, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Cherry Weiner, Will Horner

Meetings are held at Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 721-5600 X 5010 Directions

Business Meeting begins at 11:00 am. Guest Speaker presentation begins at Noon.
Guests are always welcome. Come join us!

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For more information on the GSSW or upcoming meetings, please contact us via e-mail.

GSSW OFFICERS

President: Pat Lundrigan - president@gshw.net   
 Vice President - Neal Levin - vicepresident@gshw.net
Treasurer - Neil Morris - treasurer@gshw.net   |   Secretary - Vacant

The GSSW remembers, with gratitude, Pat Graversen 1935-2000 Novelist and GSHW Founder

Site Launched:  September 4, 1996