In its eighteenth year, New River Valley Voices invites area writers to submit literary pieces by March 11 for the group’s juried spring Valley Voices Writing Celebration. Selected works will be read aloud by their authors at the celebration at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Blacksburg Public Library.
The group holds literary reading in the spring and fall.
The spring celebration is described on the all-volunteer group’s website as a place “between the extremes of highly competitive literary journals and open-mic venues.”
Jury selections will be based on literary merit and assessment of how the piece complements the overall presented program.
Submission guidelines ask for work as-yet-unpublished or presented in the NRV, poems of up to 65 lines and/or up to two prose entries. Prose entries can be short stories, creative non-fiction, or standalone excerpts from a longer work all with a maximum cumulative total of 2,200 words. Two flash fiction entries, each 750 words or fewer, are also welcome.
For detailed submission guidelines and past readings, visit www.newrivervalleyvoices.com