Latest Good News

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If you are are a GCWA member with Good News, please send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

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 send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

  • FAPA Con 2022

    FAPAcon2022 will be held on July 29 & 30, 2022 FAPAcon 2022 Conference + All Five Saturday Sessions + Breakfast & [...]
  • Southampton Writers Conference

    Southampton Writers Conference is returning to in-person workshops this summer, July 6-10, 2022. If you are interested in attending it's a [...]
  • July Speaker — Charley Valera

    July 2022 Speaker: Charley Valera Topic: Pitch Your Writing July 16, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon Location: Map Word of Life Church 6111 South [...]

Announcements

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Also, if you would like to make an announcement of your own, please send email to website@gulfwriters.org.

  • Black Lawrence Press Open Reading Period

    Call for Submissions Consultations Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare [...]
  • GCWA 2022 Contest Winners

    GCWA Contest Winners -- 2022 Fiction/Children’s Stories (these categories were combined and judged together according to our guidelines, due [...]
  • Joe Pacheco on NPR

    Our April 7th broadcast today on NPR WGCU was a great success and in my opinion one of the best group poetry programs I've ever heard or [...]

New GCWA meeting agenda

We are replacing our long business meetings with contributions from our members. If you would like to speak at one of our meetings, please contact Bob McCarthy at Programs@GulfWriters.org or Irene Smith at Membership@GulfWriters.org


Services page on website

We will be adding a Writing Services page to the website. GCWA members, if you have a writing-related business you would like listed, please contact website@gulfwriters.org. No fancy ads, just listings for editors, publishers, ghost writers, website designers, etc.


Interested in joining a new critique or reading group? [list of current groups]
Looking for new members for your critique group?

Contact Bob McCarthy.


Information wanted

GCWA members — send us your photos, your bios, your books to be listed on the website — email website@gulfwriters.org.


Visit your local book stores

There are several book stores who sell books by local authors. Visit, buy books, check on selling your books on their shelves. List of stores

Looking for Word Song editor

Due to time constraints our News Magazine WORD SONG is needing an Executive Editor with MailChimp experience in order to continue. If you would like to know more about it, please email TheWord@gulfwriters.org

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