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Events

Location: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Boar's Head) conference room

Upcoming events

    • 10/15/2017
    • 12/15/2017


    2018 TEEN GOLDEN NIB WRITING CONTEST

     ENTRIES ACCEPTED:  October 15 – December 15

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED:  February, 2018

     

    • All entries must be mailed with a completed CONTEST ENTRY FORM. If a student is entering more than one category, only one entry form is required

    • The VWC is not responsible for contest submissions delivered late or lost in the mail.

    • Only unpublished manuscripts will be accepted. Manuscripts must not have won first place in any other writing contest.

     

    • Submissions not in accordance with format and other rules will be disqualified.


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

    FORMAT

    • Cover sheet (REQUIRED!) to include: (a) name; (b) division; (c) category; (d) title.

     

    • All other pages with division, category, title and page number in header only. If author’s name appears on any page of the manuscript other than the cover sheet, the entry will be disqualified.


    • Submissions must include 2 copies of manuscript.

    • Manuscripts must be in 12 pitch Times New Roman type, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11-inch white paper with one-inch margins, ragged right margin. Poetry may be single spaced.


    LENGTH:  Poetry has a 40-line limit • Fiction and Nonfiction has a 1,500-word limit.


    DIVISIONS & CATEGORIES Limit (1) entry per category in appropriate division.

     • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

     • HIGH SCHOOL: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

     

    SUBMISSIONS:

     Entries must be postmarked no later than December 15 (no exceptions).

     MAIL entries to: VWC-Teen Golden Nib, P. O. Box 94, Somerset, VA 22972

     CONTEST AWARDS (in each division and category)

     1st ($50) 2nd ($25) 3rd ($10)


    For more information, contact Linda Layne, VWC Teen Outreach


    DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES & ENTRY FORM

     

Past events

11/18/2017 Charlottesville Book Fair
11/04/2017 2017 Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony & Centennial Launch
10/14/2017 2-in-1 Writing Workshop in Luray, VA
10/14/2017 7th Annual Parade of Prose
10/09/2017 Feature-Writing Workshop
08/05/2017 2017 Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium
06/21/2017 [WRITER'S RETREAT] "Finding Esse: Nurturing the Soul of the Writer"
06/17/2017 [Guest Speaker] Bryan Nowak, Paranormal Suspense Author - "My Experiences Writing & Publishing Genre Fiction"
05/24/2017 Brad Parks and Domnica Radulescu at Ox-Eye Vineyards
05/15/2017 2017 Golden Nib Writing Contest
05/13/2017 May 13, 2017 Board of Governors Meeting
04/29/2017 Mapping Your Writing Journey
04/22/2017 Hanover Book Festival 2017
04/15/2017 Tips & Steps to Take When Freelancing the Nonfiction Article
03/22/2017 2017 VA Festival of the Book
02/25/2017 TEEN WRITERS - New Fredericksburg Group
02/11/2017 Inaugural Meeting - Skyline Writers' Circle
02/04/2017 February 2017 BoG Meeting
12/10/2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline for Winter Edition
11/05/2016 2016 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
10/08/2016 6th Annual Parade of Prose
09/17/2016 VWC September 2016 Board of Governors Meeting - NOTE CHANGE IN DATE
09/16/2016 2016 TEEN GOLDEN NIB CONTEST
09/10/2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter deadline for Fall Edition
08/06/2016 Navigating Your Writing Life 2016 Symposium
07/09/2016 Lake Writers Present Diane Fanning
06/10/2016 2016 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
06/10/2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition Submission Deadline
06/09/2016 Lake Writers Present Kathleen Grissom
05/31/2016 Lake Writers Present Sharyn McCrumb
05/12/2016 Lake Writers Present James Nagy
05/07/2016 Board of Governors Meeting
05/01/2016 2016 Summer Shorts Writing Contest
03/16/2016 #VAWriters at 2016 VA Festival of the Book
03/10/2016 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline
02/16/2016 2016 Golden Nib contest
02/13/2016 VWC College Scholarship Competition
01/28/2016 VWC February 2016 Board of Governors Meeting
12/31/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Winter Edition
12/10/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline for Winter Edition
11/07/2015 2015 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
10/11/2015 In the Company of Laureates: Oct 11 "Poets Laureate Day" Prince William County
09/30/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Fall Edition
09/12/2015 VWC September 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
09/09/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter deadline for Fall Edition
08/01/2015 Navigating Your Writing Life 2015 Symposium
06/30/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition
06/12/2015 Appalachian Writers Heritage Symposium
06/10/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Summer Edition Submission Deadline
05/17/2015 2015 Teen Golden Nib contest
05/02/2015 VWC May 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
03/31/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Spring Edition
03/10/2015 E-Nunciator Newsletter Submission Deadline
02/07/2015 VWC February 2015 Board of Governors Meeting
11/01/2014 Annual Meeting
09/11/2014 FALL FOR THE BOOK
09/06/2014 Sept. BOG Meeting
08/09/2014 HANOVER BOOK FESTIVAL 2014
08/02/2014 Navigating Your Writing Life: Finding Your Way
05/03/2014 May 3rd BOG Meeting
05/01/2014 2014 Golden Nib contest
05/01/2014 2014 Summer Shorts Writing Contest
04/12/2014 12th Annual Celebration of Poetry
03/23/2014 - A VITAL FUSION - The Writer and the Community
03/19/2014 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book
02/08/2014 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
11/02/2013 2013 VWC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
09/26/2013 Fall for the Book - "What's Cooking?"
09/02/2013 CANCELLED: VWC Board of Governors Meeting
08/10/2013 HANOVER BOOK FESTIVAL
08/03/2013 Kathleen Grissom, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Kitchen House
08/03/2013 Navigating Your Writing Life 2013: A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication
06/14/2013 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
06/01/2013 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
04/20/2013 Getting Your Book or Manuscript Ready for Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing
04/13/2013 11th Annual Celebration of Poetry
04/12/2013 2013 Golden Nib contest
03/20/2013 Virginia Festival of the Book
03/20/2013 VWC Board of Governors Meeting
03/01/2013 Teen Golden Nib Writing Contest Deadline
02/23/2013 Playwriting Workshop
11/03/2012 2012 VWC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
09/29/2012 Screenwriting with Richard Krevolin - Fall for the Book
09/29/2012 Self-publishing panel - Fall for the Book
09/08/2012 VWC 3rd Qtr. Board of Governors Meeting
08/04/2012 Navigating Your Writing Life 2012
05/01/2012 2012 Young Writers Golden Nib Contest
04/27/2012 2012 Virginia Writers Club College Scholarship
01/24/2012 2012 Innaugural Testing Phase
11/12/2011 2011 Annual Meeting
07/23/2011 Some Kind of Make Believe!
01/02/2011 Spring Shorts Contest
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