Florida Writers Publishing

The Florida Writers Association offers a variety of publishing opportunities to members: a book, a magazine, and a blog. These avenues encourage members to reach out and grow an appreciative audience for their writing. 

Florida Writers Association Collection

Since 2009, FWA has showcased member writing by publishing an annual anthology. 

The 2024 Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 16 theme is metamorphosis: The ancient Greeks and Romans used it in their myths and legends, and what child hasn’t marveled at a caterpillar breaking out of its chrysalis and turning into a beautiful butterfly.

This theme is open to a range of possibilities, so it’s with high expectations that we invite our members to submit their best fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry.

  • Submissions open February 1 – April 30 (or until capacity is reached)
  • Fiction and creative nonfiction entries: 850 minimum – 1400 maximum words (NextGen minimum word count: 650)
  • Poems must be 50 lines or less
  • Submission is free and exclusive to FWA members active through October 31, 2024
  • 50 adult and 10 NextGen submissions will be selected for publication in the Collection, Volume 16 book which will be included in the welcome packet at our 2024 conference and available on Amazon for purchase
  • Feedback is not offered
  • Submission requirements & entry forms (Member login required. Not a member? Join here.)

A group of writing professionals will select only the best submissions for publication.

I encourage all our adult and youth members, whether emerging or established writers, to let their writing transform the world … let your words metamorphose! —Paul Iasevoli, 2024 Collection 16 Editor in chief

The Florida Writer

The Florida writer MagazineThe Florida Writer, the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association, offers members the opportunity to see their names in print alongside articles by writing, publishing, and marketing professionals, as well as news about FWA events and programs. The full-color magazine, produced in PDF format is published 6 times a year. Check out a sample issue.

Contributors have included Jane Friedman, veteran consultant to writers in the digital age and editor of the Hot SheetAnne Dalton, an attorney specializing in the creative arts; James Scott Bell and Steven James, national best-selling authors, and many more industry experts.  Past issues can be accessed in the Member Center.

Submit to The Florida Writer. We publish members' creative writing and announcements of their writing-related accomplishments. Past issues and submission requirements can be found in the most recent issue of the magazine. Other content is by invitation only.

Advertise in The Florida Writer. You don’t have to be a member to advertise, but members receive a discounted rate.

Florida Writers Blog

FWA members can increase their visibility in the writing community and hone their skills by sharing their knowledge and experience in blog posts. FWA blog posts are mailed to 2,500+ subscribers. 

We're looking for writers to join our team of bloggers. Write posts about the craft and business of writing that have clear take-aways, are SEO-ready, and follow submission requirements. See the submission requirements.