Our next monthly meeting

is Saturday, January 4, 2020 

Pinecrest Library

10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.
5835 SW 111 STREET

Meetings are free and open to the public. 


Connie Goodman-Milone

Director of Community Relations (RSVP for non-members)

E: cgmilone@gmail.com

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Monthly Writing Contests

Calling all SFWA Members! 

We accept works from all genres:

Poems, haiku, short stories, essays, personal essays, or one chapter of a book.

Submissions must be received no later than one week prior to our monthly meeting.  Late submissions will be held over for the next month. Winners will be announced at the meeting and will be presented with a beautiful certificate.

First place winner has access to $20 toward submission of the winning work to a national contest. Writer must show the contest director the contest submission form and claim the $20 from the treasurer within 60 days of award date.

Submission fees:

One article $3, two articles $5, and three articles $7. 

Fee is $5 for any piece of more than 10 pages.


Submit to Jeffrey Dorn,

Contest Director, via email at dornjeffrey@gmail.com, or provide in person at a meeting.

January 2019

Theme: Extreme Weather


February 2019

Theme: Those who by their wits have obtained something they greatly desired or regained something they lost.


March 2019

Theme: Those who by passing through various adventures reach a happy end not expected


April 2019

Theme: Nature in any of its aspects 


May 2019

Theme: Tricks played by men upon women or women upon men whether discovered or not


June 2019

Theme: Marriage or Divorce


July 2019

Theme: Traveling that includes some form of drama


August 2019

Theme: Sports and games that left a lasting mark


September 2019

Theme: Childhood


October 2019

Theme: Holiday Surprises


November 2019

Theme: Pets


Additional Publishing Opportunities

Poets & Writers Magazine

Access several writing, grants and poetry contests, sponsored by the

Poets & Writers Magazine. 

Writers Digest Contest

For a variety of different contests with numerous deadlines and genre. Tips and other resources are also included. 

Bridle Path Press

The publication is seeking submissions to publish on the website--short poems. For more info, contact Nina Romano  poetry editor at ninsthewriter@gmail.com

Writer's Market

To enter the contests you need to log in or sign up for for a Writer's Market account.