INKLINGS 2017, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at

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Submission possibilities

   ** Nightscape Press publishes horror, weird fiction, science fiction, and fantasy novels of at least 60,000 words and YA novels within the same genres of 40,000 words under the imprint Past Curfew Press. It is open to submissions for the month of September.

   ** Writers Atelier 2nd Annual Writers Contest.  3,000—5000 words. Theme:  Interruptions.   $8 Entry.

Prize: $100 and publication as a “WA Shorts” E-book.
Contest deadline is Dec. 31, 2018.

By Kate Nixon

   It was an honor to compile this history of the Suncoast Writers Guild.

   When I volunteered to write it, I did not have a plan as  to the final form. But when I began the research, a shape and a possible format materialized.      

   My plan was to:
a) provide an early history of the guild and its members;
b) recognize those who guided the guild through its growth and their written work;
c) capture the writings and contributions of the present membership;
d) summarize with a timeline that showcased the guild and its members each year. Since we have been gifted with many prolific writers through the past 25 years, I decided to spotlight a
member’s first publication in the timeline.
   Thanks to past and present members who have shared their memories and experiences.
You made this history happen. Though it is in no way complete, I offer this work as a glimpse
into the Guild-past, present, and future.

* Darienne Oaks’ short story " Two Violins" was published in the April 2018 issue of Cricket Magazine, a subscription magazine for readers ages 9-14.

* Ann Favreau’s “Water Is My Muse" will be published in the Florida Writers Association’s 2018 Collection..