Next Lakeland Writers:April 20, May 18, and June 15

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Can you believe we are a quarter of the way through the year already? Wow, how time flies!

Collections: Hide and Seek
If you want a chance for your story to be in Collections: Hide and Seek, where top stories are chosen by John Gilstrap, you have until April 15 – so don’t forget that deadline! You can grab the guidelines to submit your story here.

Mini Conference Season is Upon Us
There are so many incredible mini conferences going on – and they have an amazing line up of workshops. Here’s what’s going on:

  • April 30 in Orlando/Altamonte Springs
  • May 7 in Tampa
  • June 25 in Orlando/Altamonte Springs

Find out more about the conferences and register for your spot now!

Have You Tried a Webinar?
The webinars have been gaining in popularity and there is online a limited amount of space for them all. When’s the next one? It’s on May 14 at 11 am. It focuses on “New Horizons in Science Fiction: Looking Back & Moving Forward” and is hosted by Charles A Cornell and MJ Carlson.
Sign up now!

Prepare for the Annual Conference
The 15th Annual Florida Writers Conference with a Carpe Diem theme is going to be bigger and better than ever!  What can you do to get started?

  • First, block off the days on your calendar – October 20 through 23
  • Second, make your room reservations now. We have been able to secure a rate of only $99 a night. Visit our special page on the Hilton website so you can make your reservations. You can also call the hotel at 407-830-1985 and reference FWA.
  • Third, prepare for registering for the conference – registration opens on May 1.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to be an Award Winning Author!
One of the best ways to know you’re doing things right is to win an award…and the Florida Writers Association offers this opportunity. The Royal Palm Literary Awards is open to unpublished and published writers alike, and you get professional feedback in the form of a rubric no matter what.

May 15 is the deadline, so get yourentry in now.

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