Emerald Coast Writers Inc.

About Emerald Coast Writers

We offer programs, workshops, awards, critique sessions, open mics and related activities for members and the public. Emerald Coast Writers sponsors an annual student poetry writing contest, publishes an anthology biannually, and maintains the Dr. Francis P. Cassidy Writers Resource Center in Pensacola Cultural Center.

Publishing Opportunities

Emerald Coast Writers members are encouraged to send work to our new Editor, Katie Rankin, at [email protected] for publication in ECW’s monthly newsletter, The Legend. Emerald Coast Writers also publishes the biennial anthology, Emerald Coast Review.

Youth Writing Contest 2023

UPDATE: The contest deadline has been extended to MARCH 31ST!

Our annual youth writing contest is now active and open for submissions for all public, private, and home-schooled Escambia and Santa Rosa County students in grades K-12. Contest details here..

Board of Directors Election

At the February Annual Meeting, ECW will elect new officers and directors. See information on our upcoming elections here..

Dues Reminder

As a reminder for all members, ECW membership dues are due January 1 of each year. You can pay your dues online here..

Latest News

2023 Youth Writing Contest Now Active!

2023 Youth Writing Contest Now Active!

Our annual youth writing contest now active!! This year's theme is When Darkness Falls.

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The Legend

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The Legend

Emerald Coast Writers members publish their work and learn about other opportunities for publishing in the monthly newsletter, The Legend.
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West Florida Literary Federation

Our Vision

Emerald Coast Writers brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida.

Our Mission

As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we seek to promote and nurture literary talent in Northwest Florida through educational programs, writers' workshops, open forums, school poetry competitions, community programs, and publications.

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