• Florida Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Florida, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Florida, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College

    A college-wide academic and cultural initiative that promotes the appreciation of literature in all forms and engages South Florida’s diverse community in an exchange of ideas. The Center serves both students and residents of Miami-Dade County.

    Florida Writers Association

    A resource for writing groups, conferences and workshops across the state.

    South Florida Writers Association

    The purpose of the South Florida Writers Association is “to establish and maintain a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers; assist in establishing and supporting high literary standards; encourage and promote interest in literary achievements in the community.”

    Florida Freelance Writers Association

    Job listings, promotion, networking and more.

    Florida Writers’ Conference

    Annual Orlando conference bringing in guest writers and panelists and offering four days of readings, panels, workshops and other events.

    Sanibel Island Writers Conference

    Participants at all stages of development are invited to attend a variety of morning workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, children’s literature, journalism, screenwriting and creative nonfiction; afternoon panels in publishing and editing; and nightly readings and concerts. All scheduled events are presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers.

    Sarasota Writers Group

    This chapter of the Florida Writers Association holds meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

    Gulf Coast Writers Association

    Located in Fort Myers, the Gulf Coast Writers Association provides a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in the community.

    Florida Publishers Association

    Offers Florida’s book publishers, self-publishers, authors, publishing industry friends and publishing vendors an opportunity for education and networking, provides its members with support, and is a clearinghouse for up-to-date book publishing information.

    Naples Press Club

    An association of active and retired journalists and other media professionals that encourages excellence in journalism and journalism education, networking, engagement with newsmakers, and community service.

    Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise

    Annual conference in St. Petersburg offering a variety of opportunities to discuss the craft of writing with experts and peers.


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