Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 30 is the last day to enter RPLA!



April 30 is the last day to enter RPLA!

Professional feedback and a chance to earn a trophy and bragging rights—yours for entering the Florida Writers Association’s flagship Royal Palm Literary Award writing competition!

But there’s not much time left to enter. The entry window closes April 30.

This prestigious writing competition recognizes extraordinary writing in more than 40 genre-categories, including 15 youth categories. More than that, RPLA provides objective and constructive written assessments to all entrants.

RPLA accepts entries in categories that cross the broad areas of fiction and nonfiction. We accept short works and book-length, as well as poetry, plays, and submission in a “general catch-all” category. For each category, published and unpublished works are judged separately.

To enter, you do need to be an FWA member. Not a member? No problem. You may enter and join FWA at the same time—and accrue FWA’s many other benefits.


Time is running out. Check out the guidelines now. We look forward to receiving your entry!

The Florida Writers Association, Inc. (FWA) is a nonprofit 501[c][6] organization that supports the state’s established and emerging writers. Membership is open to the public and includes writers, poets, editors, publishers, and agents of all genres. Our motto, “Writers Helping Writers,” is demonstrated daily by our volunteers across the state of Florida and beyond.

What 2016 RPLA entrants said

“A really great learning experience.”
—Marina Brown

“YES! I received my rubrics! I must say they are invaluable tools for helping me improve my writing. The judges took plenty of time and were remarkably insightful and constructive with their comments. I learned a lot from them. What a great service you provide.”
—Lyla Ellizey

“The comments have inspired me.”
—Michele Moncure

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