Submission Guidelines

Follow the guidelines for each prompt for the word count and theme.

Please email your submission to HamptonRoadsWriters (at) gmail (dot) com.

Hampton Roads Writers can not pay authors for their work, and HRW receives no monetary gain from this publication. We are a non-profit organization. The purpose of Characters Corner is simply to give writers an opportunity to have their voices heard.

If your work is selected, Hampton Roads Writers has the right to publish your work on our blog, in the HRW newsletter, and on our social media sites. YOU retain all rights to your work and may publish elsewhere. However, please keep in mind that many publishers disqualify work that has been previously published.

Standard manuscript format is preferred (See this website for an example:  but we’re not going to disqualify a great piece of writing over format.


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