Provide writers with knowledge, opportunities,and connections to support their goals


A premier resource for writers at every stage of their journey

  • Community
  • Recognition
  • Education
  • Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
Founded in 2001, Florida Writers Association (FWA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit

FWA embraces the diversity of its membership from across the state of Florida, the nation, and the globe. We celebrate our differences and are united in our shared love for the written and spoken word.

Our motto, “Writers Helping Writers,” is demonstrated daily by our volunteers.


Florida Writers Association First 10 YearlsFrom an inauspicious beginning in 2001 around a kitchen table, a few friends took the concept of “Writers Helping Writers,” and then, as Doug Houck, editor of Florida Writers Association’s first history book writes, “…plunged boldly into the formidable task of organizing.” Within ten years, the Florida Writers Association had become a professional organization with more than 1,000 members from every corner of the state and beyond.

As Dr. Houck put it, “The Florida Writers Association has become a fine tapestry of activity, service, and voices.” FWA continues to grow and encompasses some fifty chapters, two writing competitions, annual anthologies, a renowned annual writers conference, a program for youth writers, and more.

Read more about our first ten years in Writing Our History:One Writer at a Time.