Calling All Florida Playwrights!

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The Hippodrome Theatre supports established as well as new and emerging talent and is accepting submissions for its 2022 playwright festival!

Submissions must be received by Dec 3rd, 2021 at 12 p.m.
See submission guidelines for more information.
Winners will be announced Jan 10th, 2022!
Development, rehearsals, and performances will run from Feb 13 – 19, 2022.

Submission Guidelines
✦ Email submissions of complete scripts must be RECEIVED by noon on December 3rd, 2021.
✦ Open to playwrights of all ages, but must reside in FL.
✦ Scripts must be original, unproduced and unpublished plays. Plays which have had readings or workshops are eligible.
✦ Plays must be 15 – 30 minutes in length and have no more than 5 characters.
✦ Writers may submit up to two plays.
✦ Please use standard script format ( Writopia Script Formatting )

What should I submit?
✦ A completed entry form per play that can be downloaded from
✦ A short bio of the playwright
✦ One clean copy of your script
✦ A one paragraph synopsis of the play and a cast list with brief character descriptions

✦ Questions? ✦

Go to our website or email

Email submissions to:

Develop your work and join our community of artists!
The Hippodrome Theatre

Hippodrome Entry Form 2022

Craft Fair

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An opportunity has opened for GCWA members and associates to participate in the large Art & Craft Show being held at Word of Life church on Saturday, November 20, 2021. 

Please read the application form and at the top of the form it asks

D.B.A. ______________.


This is the only way Justina can know how many of you are with GCWA and keep you in one area together.

I have a banner that says, Meet the Authors – Gulf Coast Writers Association. This has straps and can be tied to a couple tables for identification.

After the event we would be interested to know how you did at this venue.

Irene, Smith
GCWA President

To sign up, fill out the following application by November 15th, 2021 and mail check and application to:

Word of Life
6111 South Pointe Blvd
Ft Myers, FL  33919
ATTN: Craft Fair

Or email application to:
*If application is emailed, the application will not be active until the fees are received.

Craft Fair Application 2021

Please share this opportunity with your members & alumni to submit to The Moderate Review, a newly established online journal showcasing some of the hottest emerging literary talents. We invite your words and voices to the ongoing creative discussion.

The Moderate accepts creative text (fiction, poetry, screenplays), zeitgeisty essays, reviews, and interviews as well as visual art such as painting, sculpture, and photography. We especially seek work that interfaces with the current moment.

We are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis.

Submissions should be sent as a word attachment to with “A Moderate Submission” in the subject line. There are no word limits, guidelines, or restrictions. However, all submissions must be original work and not previously published.

Critique Group Request



GCWA Contest Winners


GCWA 2021 Writing Contest Winners

Children’s Stories
1st — K.J. (Kathy) Boyd — Too Many Kids
2nd — Mariah Julio — Where is Everything?
3rd — Nancy Leake — Sammy Snail’s Wild Ride

1st — Vic Larson — Drafted
2nd — Carol Light — A Tough Nut to Crack
3rd — Pat McAnulty — The White Side of Aurora

1st — Jeanne Meeks — Ode to Otis
2nd — Geneva Kelly — Ready or Not
3rd — Alina Steele — Mrs. Murphy

1st — Jeannette Batko — Critique-Mystique
2nd — Maya Fleischmann — Patience Stillwater’s Sestina
3rd — Teresa Falsani — A Single Dolphin

Youth Category
Poetry — Christopher Kozlowski — Silencing the Star of David
Fiction — Samadhi Salazar — The Mother of All Natures
Nonfiction — Nishini Fernando — The Wicked Wall of Water


We wanted to reach out to you regarding an exciting new development at Writers Blok Online: a free membership option to our online platform!

On this free server, members can participate in hour-long online writing sprints, hosted by our team of Writing Guides, and gain access to genre-specific chat groups. Given all that’s happening in the world, we think it’s an excellent way for writers like your members to connect AND get writing done.

If you’d like to learn more about this offer, the platform, or how we can work together to support your members, please let us know! You can reply directly to this email to get the conversation started, or click below to create your own free account and explore our platform.

Writers on the Air

Every Sunday, WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites amateur writers, poets, and comedians to perform or read on its program “Writers on the Air.”  Organizers are looking for funny or family-friendly content.

Sign up at 2:30 p.m.  The show airs live at 3:00 p.m.  After the show, a participating visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the “Writers on the Air” Facebook page.

The public is invited to:
Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12735 Tamiami Trail
North Port, Florida
next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station in the Springs Plaza.

For more information, contact Linda at and visit the Writers on the Air page on Facebook.