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Get Published in ‘The Florida Writer’

June 24, 2014

the florida writerThe Florida Writer is the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association.

Published quarterly, it includes articles by writing, publishing, and marketing professionals, as well as news about FWA events and programs. We also feature the creative writing of our members and news of their writing-related accomplishments in the magazine.

Right now, we’re seeking submissions for the summer issue for the following two sections of the magazine. Deadline is July 1, 2014


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 written in third person. Type “celebrations” in the subject line of your email. One entry per person. Maximum word count: 100


“Paragraphs” is a magazine within the magazine—a place to showcase the creative writing of our members. For the summer issue, respond to this prompt: Write a piece in which a sound (e.g. barking dog, siren, squeaky wheel) plays an integral part. Fiction, nonfiction, and poems are accepted as are excerpts from longer works that can stand alone. Type “submission” in the subject line of your email. One entry per person. Maximum word count for prose is 600. Poems are limited to 50 lines.

Additional Submission Requirements

  • In order for your submission to be eligible for consideration, you must be a member of the Florida Writers Association in good standing.
  • Submission deadline for the summer issue is July 1, 2014
  • Format all submissions as an attached Word doc and send to  The Florida Writer via email.
  • Make sure to include your name and contact info within your document.
  • A single headshot or bookshot may be sent and might accompany your work if published. Images must be black & white and high resolution (300 ppi).

Questions or concerns? Contact Mary Ann de Stefano, Editor of the magazine, via email.

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Mary Ann de StefanoMary Ann de Stefano is the editor of The Florida Writer (the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association) and MAD’s Monday Muse. She is also a writer, editor, and organizer of writing workshops with 30+ years experience in publishing and writing consulting. Besides working one-on-one with writers who are developing books, she designs author websites. Mary Ann does business at MAD about Words, named as a play on her initials and love for writing.

  1. Irene Squire permalink
    June 30, 2014 1:24 pm

    I am trying to submit my fiction piece Views to the “Paragraphs” section of the summer issue of “The Florida Writer.” I have emailed it to and have received a failure to deliver notice. Can you advise the correct email address? Thank you for your timely response. Irene Squire

    • Chris Hamilton permalink
      June 30, 2014 1:48 pm

      Irene, I looked in the magazine and saw the address as Could you please try it with the s and see if it works?

      • Mary Ann de Stefano permalink*
        June 30, 2014 4:09 pm

        Yes, that’s the correct address, the one with the “s” The clickable links in the article contain the correct address, too.

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