• 06/12/2020 8:14 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    The Hanover Book Expo 2020 will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the VFW Post 9808 in Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Authors may register for tables at www.hanoverbookfestival.com 

  • 06/08/2020 11:18 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Blue Ridge Writers anthology is available on Amazon. Congrats to Blue Ridge on this publication!

    Only $5/ea.

    Blue Ridge Writers “The Memoir”: Volume 2, Number 2

  • 05/13/2020 1:36 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)


    ENTRIES ACCEPTED: May 15 – June 29

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED: August 2020

    CONTEST AWARDS(in each category)

    1st ($100) 2nd ($50) 3rd ($25)

    All entries must be submitted online through this link: Teen Nib Submission

    CATEGORIES: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry


    • Only students in high school (or starting high school in 2020) are eligible for this contest.
    • Only one submission per category is allowed. If a teen is entering more than one category, they should submit each entry separately to the link.
    • Only unpublished work will be accepted. Submissions must not have won first place in any other writing contest.

    FORMAT (submissions not in accord with format rules will be disqualified)

    ·   Fiction and non-fiction entries must be no longer than 1,500 words. Poetry entries must be no longer than 40 lines.

    ·   Cover sheet and entry must be in doc, docx, rtf or pages format.

    ·   The cover sheet must include the author's name, school district, grade, and category (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).

    ·   All pages must show contest category, title, and page number in the header.

    ·   If the author ’s name appears on any page, the entry will be disqualified (entries are judged anonymously).

    ·   Put entries in Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced on an 8 ½ by 11-inch page, with 1-inch margins top, bottom and left, and a ragged right margin. Poetry may be single-spaced

    ·   The Virginia Writer’s Club reserves the right to post a list of winners on our website and post winning entries for a period of up to a year. After the contest, all rights revert to the author.

  • 05/10/2020 11:42 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Linda Hoagland:  Poems  published in Star Poets (March/April Publication:)  “My Prize” received Honorable Mention;   “Widowhood”;   “Linger in Sunshine”;   “Steve Peery - My Friend”    

    Poems published in Northern Stars (March/April Publication:)  “The Cup” received Honorable Mention; “Growing Up and Growing Old” 

    Writers of Grace (April 2020) "Ten Years Too Late" received 2nd Place.


    Sarah Collins Honenberger:  Short Story, "Eleven For Good Measure" won 2nd Place out of 184 at DarlingAxe.com.


    Elizabeth Spencer Spragins:  Poem "Scorched" will appear in the 2019-2020 issue of Red Coyote.

    The April-June issue of Auroras and Blossoms includes Spragins' poem "Before Dusk."

    The spring issue of Scriblerus features Spragins' bardic piece "Methuselah": https://thescriblerus.com/2020/05/01/methuselah-elizabeth-spencer-spragins/.

  • 04/27/2020 3:50 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Blue Ridge Writers, Charlottesville, invites VWC members to participate in its upcoming publication “The Memoir”. Submissions no greater than ~3500 words (500-4,000). A suitable illustration may be included.  Query the editor John Nicolay at nicolay0211@gmail.com before May. The project as two aspects. The obvious submission and a second improv chat among participants regarding thoughts on the memoir. This chat, formatted as a playscript, serves as the preface. BRW desires to create a publication outlet for Virginia Writers. The next in the series is “Writing Fiction” late Fall  and “Poetry” Spring 2021.  Submissions are unpublished work, author retains copyright.

  • 04/14/2020 8:33 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Short Story “That Was Close” published in Bluestone Review (April 2020)

    Poems  published in Star Poets:  “The Noisemaker” won First Place in Poetry Contest;   “Missing”;   “Reflections”;   “The Last Time”              January/February released in March 2020

    Poems published in Northern Stars:  “Instant Replay”; “Saved By a Minute” January/February released in March 2020

  • 04/14/2020 3:44 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Charles Tabb, who is president of the Hanover Writers Club, a chapter of VWC, is proud to announce that his debut literary novel, Floating Twigs, is firmly in place in Amazon's top 100 sellers in the Literary Fiction (Books) category, and is ranked in the top fifteen, recently going as high as #10, in the more limited Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Literary Fiction category. The Kindle version ranks in the top fifty in Literary Fiction when limited to Kindle only. Charles is also listed in the top 100 authors of literary fiction, generally placing in the 70's and 80's in that ranking. Readers who belong to Kindle Unlimited have read nearly one million pages of his books this month. His novels are on pace to exceed 1.3 million pages read in that program. Overall, the Kindle version of Floating Twigs is currently popping in and out of the top 400 Kindle books sold at Amazon. The book can be found at Amazon.com by searching the title.

  • 02/18/2020 9:38 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    J. Thomas Brown will read from his novel, The Land of Three Houses, which is inspired by true events. His boyhood home in the Tohickon Valley, rich in history, was taken by eminent domain and demolished. The entire Tohickon Valley, along with farms, homes, mills, and settlers’ graves, was denuded and flooded to create Nockamixon State Park and Lake Nockamixon. Much of the story is woven around three strong women of the 1790s, including Madam Germaine de Staèl, an Enlightenment thinker and salonnière whose pen and wit caused Napoleon to ban her from Paris. The reading will be at the Barnes & Noble at Chesterfield Towne Center in Midlothian, VA on March 28, 2020 at 3:00pm. For more information, go to https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062121434-0

  • 02/18/2020 9:33 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Sara Robinson's recently released poetry book, Needville, is now a play. Adapted into a 2-act play, the voices of those affected by coal mining in SW Virginia come to life in recitations and readings of the poems. First performance is on March 4, 2020; 7:30PM at The Colonnades 2600 Barracks Rd. C'ville. Free and open to public. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

  • 11/08/2019 10:38 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Lynn H. WyvillQuiet Wisdom; Released 8/21/2019



    Sara Robinson:  Needville; Published by Cedar Creek Publishing; Released 10/16/2019



    Pamela K. KinneyMaverick Heart;  Dreampurk Press;  Released 10/31/2019

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