The Northern Virginia Chapter

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club serves the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.  Meetings are held at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, usually on the third Saturday of every month.

Established in November 2007, our group is a vibrant balance of aspiring, emerging, and established authors.  The Chapter offers workshops and speakers at every meeting, providing members the opportunity to grow as writers, exchange ideas, and establish contact with others having similar interests.

We invite you to stop by if you are in the Northern Virginia area.  Please visit our website for more information, including meeting dates and topics -

April 17: How to Publish Your Work in Literary Magazines

Are you interested in publishing your writing in journals and magazines? Have you considered it, but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder if your work is even good enough for publication? Join us at the club’s April meeting when TJ Butler will present How to Publish Your Work in Literary Magazines. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started:

  • Knowing when your work is ready to submit
  • Finding and researching journals and magazines in every genre
  • Writing cover letters
  • Crafting your author’s bio
  • Navigating Submittable
  • Tracking and organizing your submissions
  • Strategies for submitting
  • Vocabulary to help you represent yourself like a pro
  • “Literary Twitter”

Participants will receive a reference guide with space for notes and a list of almost 300 journals, and there will be ample time for Q&A.

Attend with a pen and paper or the reference guide you’ll receive prior to the workshop. You’ll leave with the tools necessary to begin submitting your work to journals and magazines ranging from approachable to top-tier. This workshop is perfect for writers of all skill levels.

    TJ Butler lives on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and dog. She writes fiction and essays that are not all fun and games. She coaches writers interested in accountability, goal setting, and story consultation, and she is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. Her work appears in a variety of literary journals, and she’s a regular contributor to Tiny House Magazine. Her short story collection, “A Flame on the Ocean,” is forthcoming from Adelaide Books this fall. Find her at @aGalWithNoName and

    Meeting Details

    Saturday, April 17
    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Online – details provided to members via email. 

    VWC members are welcome to attend and should email for access.


    May 15 – Building & Maintaining Your Author Social Media Presence (tentative)



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