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Established in 1977, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest nonprofit, all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia. 

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition. 

The WV Writers 2014 Summer Conference is coming up, June 13-15, 2014, at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. 

You can find out information about the conference, including a preliminary lineup by checking out our brand new Conference Flyer.  Registration information will be posted very soon. 

In the meantime, Cedar Lakes has opened for room and meal reservations via their Meals & Lodging form.  It's posted to our Conference Page, but you can also find it via this LINK.  


The WV Writers 2014 Annual Writing Competition is NOW open for submissions!   Entries are accepted from January 2 - March 31 for our two writing contests.

If you're a college student or adult, or if you're a student in 1st through 12th grade, there's a contest category for you. 

Our judges list is being finalized, but will be posted here as it is available.

A contest Frequently Asked Questions series is also being posted to the WV Writers Blog.  You can find the collected FAQ list at THIS LINK.

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WV Writers 2014 New
                                          Mountain Voices Contest Form

Listen to our Contest Podcast explaining all the whys and wherefores of the 2013 Writing Competition.

ContestCAST 2014

Fed From the BladeThe anthology collaboration between WV Writers and Woodland Press, Fed From the Blade is now available for purchase.

Edited by former WVW President Cat Pleska, and Woodland Press co-founder Michael Knost, Fed From the Blade features stories and poems by Sherrell Wigal, G. Cameron Fuller,
Kathleen Furbee, Karin Fuller, Llewellyn McKernan, Wilma Stanley Acree, Frank Larnerd, Joshua S. Robinson, Edwina Pendarvis, Diane Tarantini, Mary Lucille DeBerry, Barbara Smith, Belinda Anderson, Ginger Hamilton Caudill, Frances Lucretia Van Scoy, Jason Roth, Christine Roth, Marion R. Kee, Mathilde Hall, Beverly Bisbee, Patricia Hopper Patteson, Susan Sheppard, Lynne Schwartz-Barker, Laura Treacy Bentley, Rob Merritt, Susanna Holstein, John N. Mugaas, and Ethan Fischer
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Purchase it at Woodland Press's website.


WV Writers has started an online discussion forum for its members.  It's a place to network with other writers, publishers and to have your work critiqued by peers.  You do need to be a member of WV Writers to join the forum.  If you're already a member, visit the online forum LINK to try it out.