GCWA Officer at Large

The Officer at Large shall serve as an officer without portfolio;
shall be available to assume the role of any other officer except the President for a
short term until said office can be filled by appointment or election. The person
serving in this position shall have no specific responsibilities but shall provide
advice and counsel to the rest of the Executive Committee and shall have voting

Katharine Johnston

kate johnston

Katharine Johnston is an instructional designer, writer, and founder of Johnston Course Design, an instructional designer firm with an educational arm. She is also the author of the Stories from Strongsville children’s novel series. When teaching fourth grade, Katharine found it difficult to find books with low maturity and high readability for her students. Inspired by a lack of these types of books, Katharine created her own.

Raised in Santa Clarita, CA, Kate attended Florida State University obtaining a degree in Humanities in 2010. From 2011-2013 Kate obtained her teaching credentials in Elementary, Middle, and High School Education while maintaining a 4.0 and working full time in schools as a paraprofessional. In the fall of 2019, she graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia with her Master’s Degree and went back to school to get her instructional design certification from Georgia State University.

Kate taught elementary school in California and Georgia. Since obtaining her instructional design certificate, Kate became the Chief Learning Architect on The Ultimate Sales Manager’s Guide Online Course, as well as co-host “The Ladies of Learning” Podcast.

Kate currently resides in Southwest Florida. When she is not creating learning experiences, Kate enjoys hanging out with friends and family, taking barre classes, and traveling.

Kate’s website

From Now to the End of Time

by Brian Sluga

from now til the end of time

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Sluga — Not Just My Poetry

Not Just My Poetry…It’s Your Life, Too

by Brian Sluga

Not Just My Poetry...It's Your Life, Too

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Brian Sluga

brian sluga
My name is Brian Sluga. I am a change management consultant, author, avid bicyclist, and loving husband. I have a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bradley University.  I am in my last semester getting my MFA in creative writing program at Lindenwood University. I have a home in Pelican Bay Naples that I have been spending a few months a year at. I have self-published two Amazon books. My first book Not Just My Poetry It’s Your Life, Too was published in 2019. Other publications include the 2018 & 2019 Waco Word Fest Anthology, the Poetry Marathon and Texas’ Best Emerging Poets 2019. My new Amazon published book, From Now to The End of Time is my 2nd book.

Brian’s website: https://allpoetry.com/Gorun1

Brian’s books

Sarah Golden

Sarah Golden
Sarah has been writing short stories and picture books since 2019. She has a BS in Property Management and MS in Construction Management. She moved to SW Florida from Chicago in 2021 and is a hard working stay at home mom.



Anthology AwardsThe Anthology Short Story Award is now open for entries.

Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story award is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Courage’ and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.


The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a four-issue subscription to Anthology.

Submission Deadline & Entry Fees: 

Early Bird: 30 April 2022 – €10 per story
Deadline: 31 August 2022 – €15 per story