Announcing the 2015 "Best Of" The Writers in Paradise Workshops

After the 2015 Eckerd College Writers’ Conference, participants applied what they learned in the workshops and plenary sessions to new and old writing projects. All participants were given the opportunity to submit work for consideration in the 2014 Volume of Sabal, a literary journal featuring writing by conference participants.

The writers selected by Sterling Watson and Norris Comer for “The Best Of” will receive two copies of the 2015 Volume of Sabal, and a subscription to next year’s Sabal.

These works reflect a variety of voices, experience, and styles, but all have excellence in common. We thank all of our students for their hard work, talent, commitment, and the generosity of spirit that led them to us and made them our colleagues for a wonderful week. We hope they are as proud of themselves as we are of them.

2015 "Best Of"

Pamela Akins – “The Caddo Woman”

Virginia Barrett – “Roseatte Spoonbill at the Writers' Conference” "Washerwoman Near Trouville" "Dusk"

William Boden – “Free to Put Down My Pencil”

Luis Castillo – “Manhunt”

Tanya Coovadia – “Staying Put”

Garrett A. Foster – “The Accident of Being Human”

Nancy E. Johnson – “The Long Way Home”

Jules Pryor Menke – “Thousand Miles Home”

Kathleen Nicklaus – "The Catch at the Crossing"

Victoria Polk – "The Blue Masque"

Rebecca Wilder – "Into the Wolf's Den"

Sabal issue pricing


Cost Per Issue

Sabal, Volume 10 (2015)

, Volume 9 (2014)



Sabal, Volume 8 (2013)


Sabal, Volume 7 (2012)


Sabal, Volume 6 (2011)


Sabal, Volume 5 (2010)


Sabal, Volume 4 (2009)


Sabal, Volume 3 (2008)


Sabal, Volume 2 (2007)


Sabal, Volume 1 (2006)


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To order, please make check or money order payable to Eckerd College and mail to:

ECWC: Writers in Paradise
Eckerd College - Executive and Continuing Education
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Include your name, the address where you would like to receive the issue, an email address for contact purposes, which issue(s) you would like, and how many copies. Please use the chart to determine payment due. If you have any questions or would like to order more than 5 copies, please contact the Conference Coordinator at 727-864-7994.