Welcome to the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Florida's voice for independent literary magazines, publishers, & writers. Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a nonprofit network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region.


The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.


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Other Words Conference update


An update following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew


First of all, we hope that you, our friends, did not suffer too much damage in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  

The beautiful town of St. Augustine was hit hard, but it is up and running.  The conference organizers are contacting local bayfront hotels to ensure they will be open in time. However, there are many that were not affected by the storm. We will keep you posted.

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition was made aware from Flagler College that it had experienced some flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully, the college has been cleaned up and has since reopened. Due to the hard work and dedication of Flagler College, its students, local residents, and the disaster relief team, the Other Words Literary Conference will proceed as planned! The conference begins Thursday, November 3rd and will run until the following Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

Thank you and see you soon,

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition

2014 Other Words Photo Gallery

Photos courtesy of Michael Macdonald.