An excellent venue for our members to earn publication credentials is with our own anthology,
The Guild has launched a new program. Our Launch Team recruits members to review books written by WGV members shortly before publication. Launch Team reviewers will receive an electronic copy of the author’s book prior to publication, in exchange for giving feedback on the book and posting an online review. Get your book reviewed!
The WGV Social Media Group has switched from in-person meetings to a virtual presence. The Social Media Group is a benefit of being in the WGV, whether you live locally or have moved to another state. We also have a Facebook closed group, so only members of the Writers Guild of Virginia can join. Members can ask questions, respond to questions, chat about social media problems (or victories) etc. Think of the group as a home base where it’s safe to post and get to know each other. Please be supportive of each other. Negative comments or inappropriate words will be deleted.
Members receive a 25% discount on table for live events; free for virtual events.
Our members are encouraged to participate in critique groups to strengthen their writing and editing skills. Participation begins by joining the WGV critique group. This group submits material for review on the first Tuesday of each month, then meets on the second Tuesday to critique each other’s work. As the WGV group grows, smaller critique groups branch out on their own, often specializing in a particular genre. There are several novel groups and a memoir group.
Members work online and/or participate in face-to-face critiquing. With both formats, there is a commitment for reciprocity. Participants who submit materials commit to reading and critiquing the materials submitted by others.
Thee Guild sponsors in-depth workshops. These special events are virtual meetings. Our workshops are open to the public for $25 per session. Our members attend free of charge.
Please send us an email. We will send you our membership application and an invoice for your annual membership. Welcome aboard! We are glad to have you at The Guild!