Professional Writers of Austin (PWA) is a free, members-only networking group for professional and aspiring writers.

Our Mission

Develop a supportive and informative community for Austin’s writers, editors, and interactive content creators.


Provide opportunities for Austin’s journalistic, literary, and new media content-creating community to meet, share resources and job tips, improve career skills, and form lifelong bonds with like-minded people.


We represent individuals from such industries as magazine, newspaper, book publishing, television, film, radio, custom essay writing, online media, gaming, advertising, and public relations.


PWA founder Riki Markowitz has worked as a researcher, editor, fact checker, writer and reporter. She currently contributes to a variety of websites and magazines. Contact Riki at

PWA co-founder Justine Tal Goldberg is an award-winning writer and editor of both fiction and nonfiction. She owns and operates WriteByNight, a writing center and writers’ service, and official sponsor of PWA. Contact Justine at


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