Visit a Critique Group

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

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

Director Announces
2016 Student Poetry Theme
"When I'm Alone. . ."
Escambia County students can compete for cash poetry prizes in the annual student poetry contest. This year's theme, offers unique opportunities for creative expression says Director Susan Lewis.  Student poets grade 1-12, in public, private or home school classes are invited to enter the free contest. 

All winning poets will be honored with a reading at Books A Million during National Poetry Month and receive a free copy of an anthology including their poetry in the fall. For more information and entry forms visit

Emerald Coast Review can be purchased from
Emerald Coast Review
Now Available
WFLF explores the relationship of the writer as an artist in this 18th volume of the Emerald Coast Review, edited by Regina Sakalorios Rogers.  This biennial volume includes poetry, prose, art and photography.To see artists and writers included visit