Journal of the Virginia Writers Club 2022
Purpose of the Journal of The Virginia Writers Club
As part of its mission to support the art, craft, and business of writing, as well as advocate the literary arts in the greater Virginia community, the Journal offers its members the opportunity of displaying their excellence in fiction, poetry and nonfiction via an annual print and e-book edition. The Journal’s process and content reflect the organization’s mutual respect for individuals and organizations, exhibiting inclusion without discrimination to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability.
General Submission guidelines:
Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2022.
Publication: Fall/Winter 2022.
(See each category below for guidelines specific to that category.)
Technical guidelines for submission.
Submissions will be accepted in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
All entrants must be members in good standing of the Virginia Writers Club.
Please submit entries as attachments as follows.
Poetry to: Sofia Starnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction to: James Reynolds, email@example.com
Nonfiction to: Paula Weiss, firstname.lastname@example.org
➡️The name of the work should be the title of the attachment.
If you are writing under a pen name, please state so in the body of the email and include your actual name there.
We look for well-organized compositions, with unity among lines and stanzas, where every verse connects to the poem’s theme and leaves the reader with a strong lasting impression.
In short, knock us out with your artistry!
Be a conveyor of truth as befits the genre.
The best works will feature an intriguing start that will encourage us to read more, will use fluid transitions to build a narrative, will finish with a thought-provoking or moving conclusion, and will use an appropriate tone to enhance the presentation. They will generally:
Additionally, they will usually do at least one of the following:
Submissions should ordinarily adhere to style, spelling, and grammar conventions. They should:
Let us gather round to hear your story.
Enthrall us with a well-organized and unified tale from start to finish. Use effective transitions.
Demonstrate your mastery of grammar and spelling.
Be original, fashioning a unique voice.
Above all, make sure your magic engages and connects with the reader.
Have us remember your tale long into the future!
Contact category editors for questions about your submissions.