It’s Official! Come See Who Made the Finals in the 2017 RPLA

Drum roll! The scores are in, and the finalists have been named for the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. RPLA is a service of the Florida Writers Association established to recognize excellent in members’ published and unpublished works while providing objective and constructive written assessments for all entrants. More than 40 genre-categories are recognized, including youth (youth winners’ announcements are separate). The categories cross the broad areas of fiction and nonfiction—short works and book-length, as well as poetry, plays, … Read More »

FWA Youth Conference

Know a young person who always has a story in their heart or a poem on their lips? Please invite them to our third annual conference and give them this message: Youth writers grades 6-12, get set for an outstanding conference line-up bringing back some of your favorite presenters with new topics plus brand new faculty and fresh ideas. Beside the chance to hang out with other writers from across the State of Florida, you’ll have the chance to talk to and learn … Read More »

It’s Time to Book That Hotel Room!

If you don’t live in the Orlando area, you’re going to want to book a hotel room for the 14th Annual Florida Writers Conference, October 15-18. As you peruse the Orlando/Altamonte Springs area, there are so many different options. Here’s the thing, though. The conference is being held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on 950 S. Northlake Blvd. This means you want to be as close to this location as possible. The Hilton is currently booked, which means we have a lot of people … Read More »

Ad Space in the Annual Conference Program

Every year, all of the attendees who go to the Florida Writers Conference are given a bag with goodies. They are also given a conference program that includes all of the details as to what is going on. The program is what everyone reads through because it has the schedule of workshops, the bios for all of the presenters, and all sorts of other goodness. Whether you are planning on attending the annual conference in October or not, you have … Read More »

Get Your Writing Noticed, FWA Style

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Have you thought about using the Florida Writers Association as a way of getting your writing noticed? Whether you self-published or you went with a traditional, the goal is always to get your writing noticed and of course, sell books. The FWA has ways of doing exactly that. Surprised? That’s what a lot of our members say when they find out. You may be aware of the basics, like a spot in the bookstore at the annual conference and talking … Read More »