Friday, January 29, 2010

Florida Review Call for Submissions

Announcing The Florida Review 2010 Editors' Awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. $1,000 award and publication. Submission Deadline: February 26, 2010 (postmark). This is a blind read: title only on the manuscript; cover sheet should include title, name, and contact information. Full contest guidelines are available on our website, (

To enter, send $15 (includes a one-year subscription) and the manuscript to The Florida Review/UCF, Department of English, University of Central Florida, PO Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816.


The Summer issue of The Florida Review, FR 35.1 is a special issue on contemporary Native American writing. The issue will be out in time for AWP in April. The issue may be purchased by mail, or by subscribing to The Florida Review. Single issue cost: $8.00. Subscription: $15.00 (by mail or at

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Poems from FLAC Member Michael Hettich

Michael Hettich’s new book of poems, Like Happiness, is forthcoming from Anhinga Press this spring. Hettich also has poems forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Pudding, Arch, and other journals. Look for an update and new cover art coming soon!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

John Henry Fleming and Fearsome Creatures

Storm devils, peat fairies, and skunk apes, oh, my! FLAC member John Henry Fleming has published Fearsome Creatures of Florida, a literary bestiary of environmentally-themed Florida creatures. 20% of royalties go to the Nature Conservancy of Florida. John is also the author of The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a Florida novel. His short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, and Fourteen Hills. He teaches creative writing at USF in Tampa.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Conference Dates Announced!

Save the date . . . plenty of time to plan. The 2010 Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference will be held November 5 and 6 in St. Augustine, Florida. That's a pretty good time of year to be in Florida, enjoying the sights of the Oldest City. Just sayin'.

Poet Chad Sweeney Turns Conference Gig into Community Service

Poet Chad Sweeney, author of Arranging the Blaze, A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer, and An Architecture, turned his conference gig into community service. When Sweeney visited St. Augustine for the 2009 FLAC Other Words Conference in November, he made a special visit to the Teen Center in Hastings, Florida to work with young poets. Read all about it on Kim Bradley’s Juice Up the True Say Blog.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Other Words Conference of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition has a new logo. We're already planning for a great 2010 conference in November. More news coming soon!