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WFLF offers five weekly workshops in Room 212 of the Pensacola Cultural Center. Whether you write prose, poetry, essays, narratives, novels, short stories, memoirs or children’s books, you’ll find a place in one of our groups. Visit us and see if you’d like to become a member. Workshops

The Legend

WFLF members are encouraged to send work for publication in WFLF’s monthly newsletter The Legend. .Guidelines click here.

About Our Organization

West Florida Literary Federation brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida. We offer programs, workshops, awards, critique sessions, open mics and related activities for members and the public. WFLF sponsors an annual student poetry writing contest, publishes an anthology biennually, and maintains the Dr. Francis P. Cassidy Literary Resource Center in Pensacola's Cultural Center. Read More

Area Writers Launch Panoply,

Pensacola poets Katheryn Holmes, Jeff Santosuosso and Andrea Walker are looking for innovative,
international voices for Panoply, a new online literary magazine.  The trio is bringing Santosuosso’s vision to reality after months of developing criteria, creating submission guidelines and building a website. The ezine will launch in early fall.

According to Holmes, one of the biggest challenges was selecting a name. “After passionate debate, we chose Panoply because the definition signifies a collection that is a wide-ranging and impressive array or display of writing."

Santosuosso predicts the electronic magazine will live up to its name because of the variety of genre accepted -- short fiction, poetry and nonfiction. The editors are also seeking a wide variety of writing styles, voices and points of view including avant garde pieces, Holmes explained. Work is accepted based on talent and merit but published pieces will be no longer than 500 words.

The rise in online literary publications correlates with the renaissance of poetry and creative writing, says Santosuosso, a member of Florida State Poet’s Assn., former member of Dallas Poets

Seek Creative Writing

 Community and past board member of West Florida Literary Federation. Panoply will be one of thousands globally but will offer a quarterly opportunity for writers to submit lively insights in creativity, outlook, perspective and analysis.

Holmes has published five books of poetry, is a partner in K & K Manuscript Editing and a member of West Florida Literary Federation Board of Directors. Walker is an adjunct instructor at Pensacola State College, a frequent contributor to the Pensacola News Journal and editor of West Florida Literary Federation newsletter The Legend. Though all three have served on West Florida Literary Federation’s Board, Panoply is not associated with the organization.

The first deadline is July 5. Submissions guidelines are available at To submit go to  All issues will remain archived and copyright remains with the author. For more information visit the Facebook page