WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #44

Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing CompetitionsTo see all of the questions, please click HERE.

QUESTION: I hope to send a poem for the contest previously published, but now I have added
a new, substantial quote below the title, before the poem starts. Is this permissible?

ANSWER:  I'm afraid if the poem has been previously published it would not qualify for the contest, even with an added quote.


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2 thoughts on “WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #44

  1. Don Perdue

    I have about a dozen poems in a group, written over the past 40 years. Must I send $10 for each or will the $10 fee cover them all?

    1. AdminAdmin Post author


      It all depends on which category you are submitting to. If you enter Short Poetry or Long Poetry for instance you would be entering individual poems which would each require a $10 fee. If you are submitting the group of poems as a chapbook, however, you could submit to the Poetry Chapbook category, which accepts up to 30 pages of poetry for a $12 entry fee. You should know, though, that many chapbooks are collected based on a theme and not simply random poetry (though those exist in chapbook form too, I’m sure). So you’ll possibly be competing with folks who are thematically-oriented which may affect judging–as per the determination of the judge.

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