The West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests for 2019 will open for submissions on January 2, 2019 and will continue accepting them through March 31, 2019.

The contest entry forms for 2019 are posted below along with last year's frequently asked questions list, which will soon be updated for 2019.  

As with last year's contests, we will be accepting entries via Submittable, which entrants last year found saves tremendously in terms of time and postage costs. 

Adult Contest Form New Mountain Voices contest form
Adult contest entry form New Mountain Voices entry form

If you have questions, please address them to Contest Coordinator Brad Mills at

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 2018 (most apply to 2019)


  • Established in 1982

  • The state's largest writing competition.

  • Adult contest open to West Virginia residents and members of WV Writers, Inc., adult or college-level.

  • New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest (with different writing categories for grades 1-5, 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Over $122,000.00 in prize money awarded since 1982.

Competition Winners from Years Past.
2001, 2002, 2003,
, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015,

2016, 2017, 2018

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