Greetings!

The Gulf Coast Writers Association provides a forum for fellowship, education and information among writers in the community. We promote writer welfare and spirit by encouraging members and others to pursue writing for pure joy or for compensation, whichever purpose better gratifies the individual.

May

Bobbie Christmas,
The Book Doctor 

May 21,2016

Writing in Style to Win

Click to read more about her.

June

Will be up shortly

June 18th, 2016

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Our News Magazine WORD SONG is still looking for an Executive Editor. If you would like to know more about it, please email TheWord@gulfwriters.org

And again, if you are not receiving WORD SONG, please search your SPAM and PROMOTIONS folder and then add the address to your contacts list. If this still does not work, contact Jenn at Website@gulfwriters.org

Welcome to our EC members

President – Don Capelli
Treasurer – Mike Cole
Secretary – Geneva Kelly
Programs – Bob McCarthy
Special Events – Gary McLouth
Membership – Irene Smith
Web Master – Jennifer FitzGerald
Communications – Barbara Taylor Sanders

And as the new Director of the Board – Judy Loose

Past President’s Report is in. Take a look at all we have done this year! Click Here to View Reports page

Click button below to learn what you will get within our association. Only $40 annual ($50 for families). Come join the fun!

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Meeting: May 21, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location: Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919 [map]

First Time Guests Free

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We have discovered that many of you are not seeing our wonderful new addition to what you receive as a member; our news mag called Word Song.

Gmail and other email providers are now providing, what they call a ‘service’ for you, to ‘filter’ your emails. They separate them into PRIMARY | SOCIAL | PROMOTION.

In order for you to make sure you are not missing out, you will first need to go find one of our messages. You can search for emails from website@gulfwriters.org or search for “Here’s the Word at GCWA”.

Once you locate one, you can choose to make the email stay in your PRIMARY emails in the settings or by clicking and dragging it to the correct tab. You can also add the email to your contacts list. Once this is done, all emails from us will come to that area.

If you cannot find it, please contact Irene at membership@gulfwriters.org to make sure your address is correct in our system.

Just under 50% of our members are opening our emails. If you are not seeing them… AHHHHH!

YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

Go find them now!

Latest Good News

If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline. Or, if you want to scroll through ALL of our Good News, Click Here for the good news page.

Good news is for members only. If you would like to join in the fun, visit the Membership Application Page to learn more about joining.

  • At last a winner

    I took the advice of Henry Heitmann, who last year was a winner in the DreamquestOne writing contest, and  I entered one of my short stories in [...]
  • Karen Auriti wins Chanticleer Award

    (August 2015) LEARNING TO WALTZ, debut novel by Karen Auriti writing as Kerryn Reid, has been named best Regency fiction in Chanticleer Books' [...]
  • Lights, Camera, Action!!!

    Jamilla has accepted a role in an Indie Film that will be produced right here in Southwest Florida. Her character in the film, Hanging Millstone, [...]

Writing Contest

If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline. Or, if you want to scroll through ALL of Writing Contests we have heard about, Click Here for the writing contest page.

If you are affiliated with a group that is hosting a writing contest, please Click Here for News Upload page.

  • Fabula Press Nivalis Short Story Contest 2016

    Fabula Press (www.fabulapress.com) is a small publishing house catering to the literary fiction market. Twice a year, we run themed and [...]
  • Jeff VanderMeer Contest

    Announcing $2000 Fall Fiction Contest with Jeff VanderMeer Plan on taking some time to hone your craft this weekend? Well, let the Masters [...]
  • SW Florida Romance Writers Contest

    Southwest Florida Romance Writers announces The Joyce Hendervson Contest for novel-length fiction with strong romantic elements Open to [...]

Events

We get a lot of upcoming events sent to us, from all over Florida and even beyond. If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline.

We highly suggest taking a look at all the events though. You can Click Here for the Events page, and you can go to our calendar above to see those that are posted in our local Lee county and surrounding areas.

If you are affiliated with a group that is hosting an event that is relevant to authors, please Click Here for News Upload page.

Announcements

If there is an ellipsis (…) at the end of a post here, that means there is more to read. To read a complete post, click on the headline. Or, if you want to scroll through ALL of our Announcements, Click Here for the announcements page.

Also, if you would like to make an announcement of your own, click the News Upload page.