ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST

The forms for the West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests for 2020 are now available.  While the contest will not be open for entries until January 2, 2020, you will be able to see the contest categories and begin planning your entries.  

If you have questions, please address them to Contest Coordinator Carter Taylor Seaton at wvwcontest@gmail.com.

 

Adult Entry FormADULT CONTEST ENTRY FORM New Mountain Voices formSTUDENT ENTRY FORM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FACTS ABOUT THE CONTEST

  • 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,
2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018,
2019

4 thoughts on “ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST

    1. AdminAdmin Post author

      David,

      Technically, yes, but probably not in the way most folks expect. Some of the winning entries from 1977-2008 have been published in five separate collections. These were done on a piece by piece basis, since WVW retains no rights to publication of the winning pieces, so even the collections do not contain ALL contest winners, but only a majority of them. The last such volume, Seeking the Swan, was published in 2008. (You can find these listed on Amazon. If you attend a WVW Summer Conference, I feel certain we can find a copy of it for you, and possibly most of the others.)

      We have not published such a volume in the last 10 years, but have talked about possibly doing an online publication.

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