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Contact: Monica Haskell, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 295-4369


New Grant for a Writer!



The Florida Keys Council of the Arts announces the new Key West Writers Guild Award. The new award is a grant opportunity for talented writers of fiction and non-fiction prose. An annual prize of $2,000 is available to a writer of a work in progress.

To be eligible, an applicant must join the Key West Writers Guild and read from the manuscript during at least two Writers Guild meetings. Membership is $10 annually and meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays at Kelly's Caribbean Restaurant, 303 Whitehead Street, in Key West.

The complete application and instructions are posted at writers guild application.htm

The Key West Writers Guild Award is supported by private funds and administered by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. The winner will be announced in February on

Applications may be delivered during a regular meeting at Kelly's Caribbean Restaurant or mailed to:

Key West Writers Guild

Post Office Box 4983

Key West FL 33040


Applications for other grants such as Artists in Schools and ArtReach are also available on the Florida Keys Council of the Arts website. Go to, select “Links and Grant Information,” then scroll down the page to the “Local” section.





For more information, call Monica Haskell  at 305-295-4369; e-mail; or visit