Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing Competitions. To see all of the questions, please click HERE.
QUESTION: Can I submit a collection of my poems as my entry to Emerging Writers Poetry?
ANSWER: No, unfortunately not. We do not have a category for poetry collections, though it's not a bad idea to consider in the future. As it stands, though, submitting a collection of poetry in a category dedicated to single poems allows an entrant to "sneak through" more poems for the $10 fee, whereas all of the other poetry entrants would have paid $10 per poem. Doing this would not be fair to those entrants nor would it be fair to our poetry judges, who are contracted to jury single poems, comparing them against each other to determine the ones they feel are best.
We will consider a poetry collection category for the future, though, because, like Book Length Prose, there should be room for larger works of poetry as well as prose.