The Writers Guild of Virginia was founded in July 2016 and is dedicated to helping and nurturing writers at all levels improve their skills, grow, and develop. The response has been overwhelming and the quality of the submissions to this publication exceeded our expectations.

Those of us who are on the board of The Writers Guild of Virginia feel we have tapped into a vein of incredible talent. Writers and poets in The Old Dominion, and elsewhere, have lacked an outlet for their work. This anthology features work from old friends, as well as newcomers. We hope you will visit their websites, and following them on their writing journey.

We are grateful to the authors and poets who shared their work with us-people with stories to tell, ideas to share, and wisdom to impart.

Remember, it is never too late to write!

David Cariens Director, Writers Guild of Virginia