HAMPTON ROADS — Chesapeake Bay Writers (CBW) recognized its 2023 Golden Nib Chapter Contest winners at a banquet this month.
The Golden Nib is the Virginia Writers Club’s (VWC) annual writing competition. Writers compete in three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The contest has two tiers.
First, writers submit work to chapters such as CBW. The chapter’s first-place winners receive a cash prize and go on to compete in the VWC state-wide contest.
Craig Trebilcock placed first in Fiction at the CBW chapter level with his short story “The Grove,” which also placed third in the VWC contest. The CBW second-place fiction winner was Tim Holland with “A Good Scout.” Amy Voltaire won third place in fiction for “Sunrise Sarah.”
In Nonfiction, one entry, “Self Destruct” by Timothy Blair, went on to the VWC contest. Jennifer Randall Hotz’s poem “In the Midst of Hanami” won first prize in both the CBW and the state contest. Christopher Green’s poem “Morph” placed second in the CBW contest. Kathy Kasunich won third Place in the CBW Golden Nib with her poem “How Did I Get Here.”
Submissions by second and third-place winners will be published in the Virginia Writers Club Journal along with the first-place entries.
The Chesapeake Bay Writers are a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club for published and aspiring writers. For additional information about CBW and its planned activities, visit chesapeakebaywriters.org