• West Virginia Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in West Virginia, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in West Virginia, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    West Virginia Writers, Inc.

    Sponsors an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition, and offers meetups throughout the state.


    The literary magazine of Fairmont State University, it publishes fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers.

    West Virginia University Press

    Provides a complete range of publishing services—copyediting, design, production supervision, advertising, publicity and marketing.

    National Writing Project at WVU

    Teachers and administrators working to promote writing and classroom research in 60 West Virginia schools.

    West Virginia Writers’ Workshop

    Annual conference offering craft talks, workshops, readings and more.

    West Virginia Center for the Book

    Sponsors programs that highlight West Virginia’s literary heritage and calls attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.

    West Virginia Book Festival

    A two-day event that celebrates the Mountain State’s writers and brings authors from across the nation to Charleston. Brings together authors, publishers and book vendors, and offers a Festival Marketplace, a special section just for children, a used book sale, meet the author events, workshops and panel discussions.

    Cheat River Review

    Published at West Virginia University, Cheat River accepts fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

    West Virginia Humanities Council

    Offers grants, fellowships, awards and more to West Virginia writers and artists.

    West Virginia Division of Culture and History

    Works with artists, arts organizations, schools and community groups to foster a fertile environment for the artistic, cultural, educational and economic development of the state.


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