Decimos – We Say is a literary magazine for the Florida Keys. Our mission is to provide a platform for the creative writing voices of our community. Anyone who lives in the Keys may submit short fiction or poetry. Our editorial board will select entrees based on their education and experience.

Editorial Board

Kalo Clarke 

Kalo Clarke

I don’t remember writing; I don’t remember not writing. I do remember parental orders not to write on walls. I remember Benedictine nuns drilling on the use of commas, semicolons, and the subjunctive. I remember having a reputation for writing witty letters way back when people were into epistolary. I liked that small bit of fame so did nothing to refute the idea. Yet I knew deep down the only thing I was really born to do was eat. When I discovered I couldn’t make a living just eating, I turned to academia. Over the years I’ve taught writing– all kinds of writing from technical to creative– in university classrooms, in board rooms, on TV, and on line.
I’m the former Director of Northeastern University’s Writing Center, a published poet, a grant writer, co-founder of several literary magazines, and judge for many writing contests.


Flower Conroy – Poet Laureate of Key West, 2017-2019

Flower Conroy

Flower Conroy is the author of Facts About Snakes & Hearts, winner of Heavy Feather Press’ Chapbook Contest; The Awful Suicidal Swans; and Escape to Nowhere. Her poetry’s been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets and Pushcart Prizes and has won Radar Poetry’s first annual Coniston Prize, the Key West Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest and the Richard Heyman Award. She is a scholarship recipient of Bread Loaf, Squaw Valley, Napa Valley and the Key West Literary Seminar. She is the current Poet Laureate of Key West.




Rusty Hodgdon

Rusty Hodgdon

Rusty is a graduate of Yale University where he majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. After graduating with a Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law, he practiced law for over twenty
years in the Boston area, first as a Public Defender, then with his own firm. He left the practice of law and moved to Key West Florida to pursue his passion to write creative fiction. Rusty is a member of the Key West Writers
Guild, the winner of the 2012 Key West Mystery Fest Short Story Contest, and also the recipient of the 2017 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Writing Award. He has published six novels, all of which can be found on Amazon.com

JD Adler – Publisher – EPCO press

Jeff “JD” Adler

JD Adler, owner and founder of Elegant Publications Company, holds a Masters of Science degree in Publication Management from Drexel University, his 2007 thesis described the digital age democratizing the publishing industry through print on demand and electronic self publishing tools. JD has published as a journalist and creative writer, including a novel, “Legacy” and an epic poem written in Key West, “Daughter of the Sun.” As a creative writer and graphic designer, JD has experienced the frustration of the publishing industry demanding art be constrained to packaging. This project was developed to simply open the doors between artists and audience.