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Submission Opportunity: The Florida Writer

December 26, 2014

The Florida Writer is the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association and boasts a circulation of 1,500. If you’re a member of the Florida Writers Association, you can be published within its pages.

What to Submit

Celebrations: Let’s celebrate your success together. Marking a milestone in your writing career? Florida Writers Association members who have news to share about their writing-related accomplishments should send announcements written in the third person.

  • Type “celebrations” in the subject line of your email
  • One entry per issue per person
  • Maximum work count: 100

Paragraphs: We publish selected creative writing by members who respond to a prompt. Prose, poetry, and excerpts from larger works that can stand alone are all welcome.

  • Type “paragraphs” in the subject line of your email
  • One entry per issue per person
  • Maximum word count for prose: 700
  • Maximum line count for poetry: 50
  • For the February issue, fill in the blank and use this line of dialogue somewhere in your piece: “I hope you’re all happy because now I have to ________.”

How to Submit

  • Deadline for submissions for February issue: 1/1/15
  • Send all submissions in doc format as an email attachment.
  • Be sure to include your name and contact information within the attachment.
  • You may submit a headshot or book photo to accompany your entry, but it is not required. The image file must be high resolution, 300 ppi jpg.
  • To be eligible for publication, you must be a member of the Florida Writers Association.
  • Before hitting the “send” button please double check to be sure your entry meets all the requirements and is as free of typos and other errors as possible.
  • Send your entry to Editor, The Florida Writer.

Submission guidelines and new prompts are published in each issue of The Florida Writer.
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.


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