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How to Get Published in ‘The Florida Writer’

June 24, 2013

Chris’s note: This is an important post because the deadline for the Florida Writer is July 1. If you want to get your material in a high-quality magazine, read this carefully and follow the instructions! That is all.

The Florida Writer is the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association. Besides containing articles about the craft and business of writing, it offers opportunities for you to be published. The deadline for submissions for the summer issue is coming right up. Here are three ways you can see your name in print.

1) Celebrations. Let’s celebrate your success together! Published a book, story, or poem? Signed with an agent? Marking another milestone in your writing career? Members who have good news to share about their writing-related accomplishments should submit their announcements. Type “celebrations” in the subject line of your email. Maximum word count: 100

2) Paragraphs is a magazine within the magazine—a place to showcase creative writing. For the summer issue, respond to this prompt: Write about a brief encounter with a stranger. Fiction, nonfiction, and poems are accepted as well as excerpts from longer works. Type “submission” in the subject line of your email. Maximum word count: 600.

3) Quotable. This is the easiest possible way to see your name in print! For the summer issue, respond to this prompt: The best thing about the Annual Florida Writers Conference is… Witty, outside-of-the-box entries have the best chance of appearing in the magazine. If we publish your quote, we’ll include your website address and/or book title alongside your name, so be sure to include that information when you submit. Type “quotable” in the subject line of your email. Maximum word count: 25.

Note for all submissions:

  • Deadline for the summer issue is July 1, 2013
  • Send all submissions as an attached Word doc to The Florida Writer; make sure to include your name and contact info within your document.
  • Images to accompany submissions must be black & white and high resolution (300 ppi)
  • To be eligible for consideration for Celebrations, Paragraphs, or Quotable, you must be a member of the Florida Writers Association in good standing.

As you may know, The Florida Writer also offers affordable advertising opportunities. Download the details here for more info.
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Mary Ann de Stefano  is the editor of The Florida Writer, the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association. She is also a writer, editor, and organizer of writing workshops with 30 years of experience in publishing and writing consulting. Besides working one-on-one with writers who are developing books, she builds websites and advises on e-marketing. Mary Ann does business at MAD about Words, named as a play on her initials and love for writing.

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6 Comments
  1. lgfuller permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:29 pm

    Reblogged this on lgfuller.

  2. June 24, 2013 9:16 pm

    Kudos, Mary Ann. I adore TFW’s new layout, much more readable.

    • June 29, 2013 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, Dean. I work with a very talented designer. And I very much appreciate your submissions to the magazine, and your help with the coming issue and our “celebrity” article!

  3. November 26, 2013 8:12 am

    Hi Mary Ann,
    When will the final 2013 quarterly magazine issue be out? I joined this year and submitted a short story to paragraphs. Am hoping …with my fingers crossed, to see if it will be published…and it’s getting hard to type 🙂

    • November 28, 2013 9:32 am

      Hi Claire, TFW is in the mail and the authors of pieces not selected for publication have been notified.

      Note to all: To be sure you’ll get a reply, communications about the magazine are best directed to tfw (at) floridawriters (dot) net.

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