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.
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.
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..
At the February Annual Meeting, ECW will elect new officers and directors. See information on our upcoming elections here..
As a reminder for all members, ECW membership dues are due January 1 of each year. You can pay your dues online here..
Emerald Coast Writers brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida.
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.