Writing is a journey best shared with others. We all need help along the way—be it with a contrary muse, pesky editing, or getting published. Our motto at Florida Writers Association is “Writers Helping Writers,” and we take it seriously!
We urge all writers to join—no matter whether you’re just starting, have finished a novel, or have been published. You’re invited to experience the member benefits of networking with other writers on the free FWA Network site, attend the annual conference, receive our magazine and our monthly e-newsletter, and enter our writing contests.
Find a writers group near you (there are over fifty around the state) and attend monthly presentations and critique group meetings. You can strengthen your writing, publish, and get paid. It all starts here. We can help on your way.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Florida Writers Association (over 1,300 members and growing). —Chrissy Jackson
In our short history, the Florida Writers Association has grown to over 1,300 members and more than fifty local writers groups. Our annual writers conference has achieved national renown, offering hundreds of attendees the chance to learn from and network with agents, publishers, and bestselling authors. Our mini-conferences bring information and camaraderie to writers in various areas of the state. Our program for youth writers burgeons, with more than a hundred members, many chapters, a youth writers conference and more.
We are proud to stay abreast of our fast-changing industry and help our members leverage those changes to further their careers. And we are proud to be an all-volunteer organization, where officers, writers group leaders, and other volunteers not only find roles to suit their skills and comfort zones, but also connect with professionals in all areas of our industry. —Chris Coward