Press Kit

Mission Statement

Southern Magic promotes excellence in romantic fiction, helps writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and provides continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.


Southern Magic is the central Alabama chapter of the Romance Writers of America. We took the name Souhern Magic from the city where we hold our meetings. Between 1881 and 1920, Birmingham, Alabama, grew at such an astounding rate that it earned the nickname "The Magic City." Past Presidents of the Chapter are: Naima Simone (2014), Meda White (2015-6), Eliza Hunter(2017).


Southern Magic members are from all stages of publishing. There are unpublished members, multi-published members, booksellers, librarians, and from all walks of life. Members must be 18 or older in accordance with Romance Writers of America® (RWA) rules. You must be a member of RWA to join Southern Magic.

Monthly Programs

Southern Magic holds monthly programs where attendees can larn more about the craft of writing, ask questions of experts, or explore new technology. These programs are open to the public and visitors are welcome. Visitors may attend two meetings within a 12-month period without joining. Visitors who wish to attend more must join the Romance Writers of American and the Southern Magic chapter.