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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #46

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: Is there an address where one can send the submission fees? Don’t have a credit card or...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #45

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 $15...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#44

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:  My fellow writers in my writers group suggested I submit my screenplay. Do you have a...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #43

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:  For the poetry entries, does one poem equal one entry? ANSWER:  For our Poetry and...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#42

Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing Competitions.  To see all the questions, please click HERE. QUESTION:  I would like to submit to the contest, but I have taken an online class from the judge of...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #41

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: Will the judges pick a subset of the best Book-Length entries and then request the full...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #40

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: For the New Mountain Voices contest, would it be okay if the entry was a little over the...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#39

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:  If I submit a work to the contest (whether I win or not) will I be...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #38

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 didn't seem to get the impression that you necessarily publish the winners of your...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #37

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:  The entry form states that a current membership is required if not a resident of West...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#36

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:  The piece that I want to submit is just under 3000 words, and 5000 is the word limit. Is...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#35

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'm a high school student, and I'm wondering if I enter the contest and place, can I...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#34

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 would like to submit writing to one or more of the following categories: Emerging...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #33

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 hope to send a poem for the contest previously published, but now I have added a new,...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #32

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:  Is photography considered “artwork”. I want to make sure that if I submit photos within...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #31

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 won 1st Place last year in Emerging Writer's Poetry.  Can I submit to Emerging...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #30

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 would like to know if a teacher or parent is allowed to make edits and recommendations...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #29

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:  Does the word count include the title, or just the body of the piece of writing?...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #28

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. A contest entrant from Maine writes: QUESTION:  For membership, should I send my membership...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #27

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:  What should go on the title page? ANSWER:  The title page is kind of optional.  Some...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #26

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 know the excerpt has to be double-spaced, but does the synopsis have to be as well?...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #25

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: Hello is there a way to read the winners stories for the past years? Answer: ...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #24

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 #1:  I recognize the fact that there are two contests--one specifically for students, and...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #23

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:  For the Social Change (Pearl S. Buck Award) category, the entry form says "nonfiction or...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #22

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 read that the entrant's name should be nowhere except the entry form. How do judges...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#21

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:  As some sort of reference for me, I was wondering if you could possibly forward the...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#20

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:  When submitting an excerpt, should the word count on the cover page indicate the number...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#19

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 a piece that I would like to submit for the contest but I have also submitted it...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#18

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 an entry which is ready and I would like to send it off.  However, I think I may...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#17

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: Should the one-page synopsis be more like the "teaser" summaries that explain what a book...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#16

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:  For Book Length Prose, I know that the cover page must have the title, category and word...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #15

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:  Regarding the Social Change (Pearl S. Buck Award), would it be appropriate to include a...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#14

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: Should manuscripts be stapled or paper-clipped? ANSWER:  Both are acceptable, though...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#13

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:  Am I correct that only the Book-Length category considers works over 5,000 words? I...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#12

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 always wrestle with the blurb, "a work will be considered published." If I had a story...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#11

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:  If I write something for the contest am I able to look for somewhere to publish it...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#9

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: The Short Poetry category has a limit of 20 lines or fewer. Does a "line" (in the count)...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #10

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 just received the information about the New Mountain Voices writing contest.  Can...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #8

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: Is it permissible to re-enter a work that was rejected last year? ANSWER:  "Rejected" is...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #7

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:  Would I qualify for the Emerging Writers category since my news articles have been...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #6

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:  If you receive entries for emerging writers poetry with the category but not the word...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #5

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'm interested in entering a short story from a series that I'm writing, but although some...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #4

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 had a question concerning the book length prose category, and was hoping you could...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#3

5Continuing 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: Does the guideline about a work not having been published in a "publication" with a...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #2

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:  Can I submit a collection of my poems? ANSWER:  No.  While we have offered Poetry...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #1

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 am interested in submitting work for the writer's contest but I'm not sure how to...

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WV Writers Contest F.A.Q. #8

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: If you won a cash prize for stageplay in a previous year, can you enter this year with a...

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