• 09/24/2019 7:45 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Write By the Rails presents the 2019 Fall Writers Workshop to be held October 12, 2019 from 10:15 - 4:00 at Trinity Episcopal in Manassas, VA.

    For more information visit the website at https://wbtr.org/


  • 09/03/2019 7:57 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

     Eve Monk:  Twenty-Three Years - Childhood, War, Escape 

    Released 5/17/2019, Published by Amazon






     Madelyn Rohrere:  Bert the Owl Bat 

    Released 8/20/2019 

  • 07/11/2019 9:42 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    P.M.H. ATWATER, L.H.D.:  The Forever Angels Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact; Published by Inner Traditions; Release date: September 2019





    BRENT ALLEN BOHN:  Hands Faster Than Lightning; Gatekeeper Press; Published May 27, 2019






    JAMES F. GAINES:  “Bluebirds” and “Misnamed” was published in Avocet, A Jounal of Nature Poetry; Published June 1, 2019


    ELIZABETH SPENCER SPRAGINS:  With No Bridle for the Breeze: Ungrounded Verse;  Publisher: Shanti Arts; Released June 2019







  • 06/01/2019 5:01 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)



    Artemis Journal 2019 is pleased to announce the date of our book launch on June 7, 2019, at the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art. To highlight program there will be a special dance performance, “Poetry in Motion,” interpreting selected poems from our journal by the Southwest Virginia Ballet. This is a fund raiser for Artemis and the Taubman Museum. The journals will be released and available for sale at the launch.

    Click here to view press release

  • 06/01/2019 3:00 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Pamela K. Kinney:  "The Orang Bati" (Story in 13 Backyard Monsters anthology); Released April 29, 2019

    Mary Montague Sikes:  Hearts Across Forever; High Tide Publications; Released April 21, 2019

    Stephen Provost:  A Whole Different League; Dragon Crown Books

    Cyrus Alderwood:  The Chronicles of Barry Dick

    Elizabeth Spencer Spragins:  The Language of Bones: American Jouneys Through Bardic Verse; Published by Kelsay Books; Released May 8, 2019

    George Cole Scott:  Put Together a Book: My Travels to 42 Nations 

    John Ketwig:  Vietnam Reconsidered: The War, the Times, and Why They Matter; Trine Day Publishing; To be released June 6, 2019

    Kari Kilgore:  Fantastic Shorts - Volume 1 - A Fantasy Short Story Collection; Spiral Publishing, Ltd.; Released May 21, 2019

    Ronald Munro:  Neptune's Watch; KDP Publishing; Released April 21, 2019

    Nancy Sheppard:  Lost Attractions of Hampton Roads; The History Press; To be released June 10, 2019

    Richard L. Rose:  A poem, "Emma Strawbridge," in Artemis; To be published June 7, 2019

    Kari Kilgore:  Reflections; Spiral Publishing, Ltd.

  • 05/07/2019 3:24 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Joanne Liggan: Heir of Deception - 3rd Edition; released May 1, 2019

    Natalina Reis:  Fictional-ish; release date May 11, 2019

    Susan Schwartz:  Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties; Schiffer Publishing

    Clifford Garstang:  The Shaman of Turtle Valley; Braddock Avenue Books; release date May 14, 2019

    Diane Fanning:  Death on the River; St. Martin's Press; released April 30, 2019

  • 05/06/2019 10:25 AM | Leslie Truex (Administrator)

    Cindy Brookshire won Second Prize in the annual Carolina Woman Magazine Writing Contest.

    Her short story, “Ain’t Just a River,” has been published in the May/June 2019 print issue, distributed to 100,000 readers in the Raleigh, NC area, and online at Carolina Woman 

    Check out Cindy's blog post on the backstory on writing her winning piece.

  • 03/29/2019 8:10 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    The information for the 2019 Scholarship has been posted. Click on the tab on the left of the screen to learn more about how to qualify.

  • 03/04/2019 4:51 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, has released its anthology of Twitter-friendly writings entitled #BackOnTrackNow: A Write by the Rails Anthology and Social Media Initiative. The works of 22 authors were chosen for inclusion in the unique book, the result of a three-month campaign designed to bring creativity to social media.

    Find out more by visiting the following website:


  • 02/27/2019 12:32 PM | Leslie Truex (Administrator)

    The Virginia Writers Club has put out a call for workshop presenters for its 2019 Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium to be held August 3, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

    This year's theme is "From Pondering to Publishing to Promoting."

    Come share your expertise on the writing craft and post-writing processes! Mingle and network with other writers and publishing professionals!

    As a VWC symposium presenter, you will receive:

    • Free conference registration ($90 value)

    • Lunch and refreshments ($20 value)

    • The opportunity to market yourself and your body of work during the workshop

    • Your workshop handout with your author information in the Symposium book handed out to all participants.

    • The opportunity to have your books sold during the symposium. (You must bring your books, but we will have a local vendor handle sales for a commission on the cost of the books.)


    The 2019 VWC Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium will have a total of 16 workshops (4 sessions of 4 workshops).

    We're looking for specific, niched topics over generic subjects. For example, "Using Facebook Ads to Drive Sales" instead of "Marketing Your Book."

    Possible (But Not Exhaustive) List of Categories:

    - Non-fiction writing

    - Writing for magazines

    - Writing memoirs

    - Creating at book launch plan

    - Virtual book tours

    - Marketing plans

    - Writing for children and/or teens

    - Legal issues in writing

    - Genre specific writing (romance, mystery, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, etc)

    - Poetry

    - Specific promotion topics (i.e. Facebook Ads, street teams, etc)

    - Getting an agent or publisher

    - Craft of writing topics such as dialogue, point of view, etc.

    - Specific self-publishing topics such as how to get a book ready for publishing, formatting, cover design, etc.

    - Engaging customers at signings

    Speaker selection will be made by April 5, 2019.

    To be considered, please fill in the form below or here.

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