The Fellowship shall exist to nurture literature in the American South
through recognizing distinguished achievement. It shall award prizes and fellowships for significant work by Southern authors and it shall pursue
other activities that in the judgement of the fellows will serve to stimulate Southern literary endeavor of a significant order.
Robert Penn Warren - Member Biography

Our Mission

The Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW) seeks to recognize and encourage literature in the South through commemorating outstanding literary achievement, encouraging young writers through awards, prizes and fellowships, recognizing distinction in writing by election to membership, and through other appropriate activities.