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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.
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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.

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