Writing Contest Deadline Extended

The Virginia State University Student Writing Contest has been extended to April 7, 2017.

The contest is open to all current VSU students. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and critical essays are all welcome. Winner and honorable mentions will be published on The Virginia Normal‘s website and featured in an e-book online journal.


Email all submissions to as a single .doc or .docx attachment. Author’s name should only appear on a separate cover sheet and should not appear elsewhere in the submission.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words or five poems in MLA format.

Indicate the genre of work in the email subject line (e.g. Poetry Submission).


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