• PA Division

  • The following six counties are included in the OV-NWA Chapter; however, if you live or work in a neighboring county and are willing to attend the meetings, we welcome you also.

    PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.  We are happily able to offer membership to residents of Beaver County at this time.

    1) Many writers ‘groups’ read and critique each other’s work.  Here at the OV-NWA, only professional authors/writers will read and critique your work.
    2) Writing lessons are costly.  Here at the OV-NWA, you will receive 25 monthly lessons on writing along with your 3-ring binder and lesson plans.  These are gone over in the August, September, October, November and December meetings while membership increases and fully begin in January, 2019.
    3) You will receive contact information for contests.
    4) At the Chapter meetings in Wheeling, WV, you will meet guest speakers and have the opportunity to interact and ask questions.
    5) We will offer discounts on motels/hotels and tickets to conferences along with car-pool opportunities.
    6) We will offer discounts on outings along with car-pools; these are to theme parks, water parks, etc.
    7) You will receive all benefits from the national office of the NWA.

    We will be seeking members to fill officer positions; these positions begin in January for a one-year term.  These positions are listed in the OV-NWA Chapter Section.

    We will offer monthly contests; these are all listed in the OV-NWA Chapter Section.  Members are eligible to enter under certain conditions.  These are also offered to the general public.  These will appear in The Writer’s Market, The Poet’s Market, The Short Story Market, The Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market, The Christian Writers Market Guide as well as many magazines.  We also post these on our website – open to the general public everywhere.

    PA Contests:  These will be decided upon by members according to the genres in which they are familiar.  Dates are as follows:

  • Contest Information

  • Contest BeginsDeadline:Judge DL:Awards Mail-outs:Winner Announcements:
    January 1EOM/Feb.Mar. 15Mar. 20April 1
    April 1EOM/MayMay 15June 20July 1
    July 1EOM/Aug.Sept. 15Sept. 20October 1
    October 1EOM/Nov.Dec. 15Dec. 20January 1
  • MEETINGS:    
        For the PA Division, meetings are from 10:30 (arrive at 10:15) to 12:30 on the first Saturday of each month (with exception) at (Info Added Shortly) Signs will be posted; the Reference Desk can direct you.   We encourage interested parties to visit and participate in a Division meeting before deciding if you wish to sign up.

    Chapter Meetings for all 3 divisions are from 10:30 (arrive at 10:15) to 12:30 on the third Saturday of each month (with exception) at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, WV.  304-232-0244.  Signs will be posted; the Reference Desk can direct you.  Chapter Meetings will provide members with Guest Speakers and are thereby FOR MEMBERS ONLY.