WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #52

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

QUESTION: 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?

ANSWER: 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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