Masters Review Flash Fiction

The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest
Judged by Sherrie Flick!

$3000 Grand Prize
DEADLINE: MAY 31

Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is now open for submissions! We’re looking for your very best stories under 1,000 words—and the winner receives $3000! This year’s contest is judged by the spectacular Sherrie Flick, who will be selecting the finalists from a shortlist chosen by our editors.

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Reid — Learning to Waltz

Anna’s Refuge
by Kerryn Reid

Anna's Refuge

Lewis Aubrey has grown up in the malignant shadow of his brother, Gideon. In London for the first time, with no thought of love, he is beguiled by Miss Anna Spain. Gideon steals her away, and then tosses her aside like a trampled rose. Months later, horrified to learn that Anna carries Gideon’s child, Lewis tracks her down amid the grit of industrial Leeds. He’s desperate to protect her—but can he survive marriage, believing she still yearns for his brother? [more]

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website: kerrynreid.com

Copyediting Services

editingFor several years I have provided copyediting services both privately and through the Peace River Center for Writers.  My fee is much less than the average to make this service available to new authors.  [$10 an hour or $2 per 250-word page (12 pt, double spaced), an average of 5 pages an hour.  $4 per page for manuscripts with a lot of errors.]  I have edited works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, and spirituality.  I use “The Chicago Manual of Style” and the “Cambridge Guide to English Usage” as standard works of reference.  If you need editing, please contact me at prcw@fsw.edu or 941-676-2630.

Madelon Becker
Peace River Center for Writers
at Florida Southwestern State College

Florida Writers AssociationRoyal Palm Literary Awards competition recognizes extraordinary writing in 27 genre-categories for adults and 5 for youth. Categories include fiction and nonfiction, short works and book-length, and poetry, stage plays, and “general catch-all” submissions. All entries receive extensive professional feedback.

Submissions are accepted February 1 through April 30

Joe Pacheco on WGCU Radio

Our local NPR radio station, WGCU broadcast Joe Pacheco’s poem “Love Poem for Leap Day 2020” on Friday, February 28th at 8:45 AM and 4:44 PM. The station has also created a webpage to document and highlight the occasion. Click on the link below to access the page:
https://news.wgcu.org/post/sanibel-poet-joe-pacheco-s-love-poem-leap-day

He will also read the poem at the Sanibel Island Writers Read on Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 PM at Herb Strauss Theater, BIG Arts, Sanibel. If you can, come and share the evening with Joe and his fellow Island writers.

Peace River Center for Writers

The Creative Writing Workshop will be held on March 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 2:00-3:00 P.M., Room D-203,  at the FSW Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda.  The college is closed for Spring Break on March 9th.  The teacher will be John Pelot, PRCW President.  FLAC Poet Heidi Reszies will teach the class on March 23rd.  Bring samples of your Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction on a flash drive or hard copy.  There is no fee.

Christie Zarria

Christie Zarria

I’m a native Texan who got to Florida as soon as I could – about eight years ago. My life in Texas centered around my true love from high school, to whom I’ve been married for nearly 50 years, our five amazing children and 14 spectacular grandblessings. Outside of family, I was an executive assistant for the CEO of the largest medical malpractice insurer in Texas for over twenty years. My spousal unit and I are avid travelers who have been to Turkey, China, Italy, India, and most of the Caribbean, Central, and South America. I also enjoy sewing, playing my new grand piano, and cooking for and entertaining the steady stream of family and friends that come to see us at what is fondly referred to as the “Zarria B&B!”

I love to write about family, travel, personal experiences, and occasional philosophic reflections, although my secret wish is to do a historical novel of some sort. To date, my only claim to published fame is a third-grade poem which made the PTA newsletter and an anecdote that was submitted to and published in Readers Digest in the early 80’s.  I hope to hone my writing skills by hanging around the amazing group of fellow writers in the GCWA and absorbing all I can from the wealth of talent and experience here. I’m honored to be part of this group.

 

 

 

ArtPoems 2020

Art Poems
ArtPoems is a creative collaboration of artists and poets. As a platform for the creation of new art and poetry it adds a unique vision and voice to the Southwest Florida cultural landscape each year. Founded in 2007 by Lorraine Walker Williams and Joe Pacheco, ArtPoems will celebrate its fourteenth year in 2020.
 
Each season ArtPoems artists and poets are paired and exchange art and poetry. The artists create new art works inspired by poetry and the poets write new poems inspired by artwork. New creations emerge from this shared inspiration and collaboration.

Multimedia Stage Presentation
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Reception 7:00pm
Stage Presentation 7:30pm
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, Florida

CANCELLED Multimedia Stage Presentation
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Reception 7:00pm
Stage Presentation 7:30pm
Rush Auditorium
Florida SW College
8099 College Pkwy
Fort Myers, Florida

Gallery
April 2 – 30, 2020
Reception Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00pm
Arts for ACT
2265 First St
Fort Myers, Florida