• 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’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Florida writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    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, along with writing workshops and more.


    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.


    Florida Writers Association

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


    Florida Writers’ Conference

    Annual conference bringing in guest writers and panelists and readings, panels, writing workshops and more.


    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.


    Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation

    Preserving the home of Laura (Riding) Jackson in Vero Beach, while also offering writing workshops, summer camps, poetry festivals, and more.


    Press Club of Southwest Florida

    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.


    Sanibel Island Writers Conference

    Participants at all stages of development are invited to attend a variety of morning writing 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 writing group, a chapter of the Florida Writers Association, holds meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month.


    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.”


    Wordier Than Thou

    Supporting writers and readers in the Tampa/St. Pete’s area and beyond, this organization offers a monthly open mic, an annual publishing conference, and a pop-up bookstore called This Bookstore Kills Fascists, which brings banned books to neighborhood events.


    Help us add to this list, Floridians! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a Florida literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here