In its eighteenth year, New River Valley Voices invited area writers to submit literary pieces for the group’s juried spring Valley Voices Writing Celebration. Selected works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction will be read aloud by their authors at the celebration at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Blacksburg Public Library.
Selected authors are:
B. Chelsea Adams
Mary Ellen Campagna
Valley Voices 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 were 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Submission guidelines ask for work as-yet-unpublished or presented in the NRV, poems of up to 65 lines and/or up to two prose entries.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