Writers Unite: The PVCC Creative Writing Club

The mission of the PVCC Creative Writing Club is to offer the PVCC community (students, faculty, staff, etc.) an informal, supportive environment for learning about, experiencing, and creating contemporary creative writing-poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We also strive to promote contemporary creative writing by offering readings by professional, published writers, by publishing the PVCC Literary Magazine, The Fall Line, and by offering opportunities for the PVCC community to write and read creative work.

2021-22 Creative Writing Club President:
Caroline Kenney

Creative Writing Club Advisor:
Jennifer Koster, jkoster@pvcc.edu

Enter the Creative Writing Club's 600-Word Horror Story Contest!

Flyer for Horror Story Contest with a picture of a ghostly female

600-Word Horror Story Contest Rules

1. One submission per entrant; entrants must use their PVCC/VCCS email to

2. Only PVCC students, faculty and staff may enter.

3. Submissions may not exceed 600 words. Submissions exceeding 600 words will be discarded.

4. Submissions must be submitted as .doc, .docx, or an .rtf file. Any other file types will not be read.

5. Submissions must be wholly the individual's work. Submitting work to this
contest gives PVCC Writers Unite non-exclusive rights to publish the work, royalty free, on its webpages and in the literary magazine,
The Fall Line.
Writers retain the rights to their work and are free to seek publication

6. Writers should be cautious about the use of inappropriate language or content. Be courteous of others; offensive and derogatory language is not permitted. Often, the best stories achieve great impact without gratuitous —or any!— violence.

 7. Submissions must be submitted via  Google form  by 11:59pm on Monday, Oct. 11.  Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered. The link is Available through Writers Unite PVCC on Facebook and in student/faculty email. It is also here: https://forms.gle/UDn2tqt4BEY64k2m7

 How to Win

Entries will be judged by a panel of Creative Writing Club members. Entries will be judged by originality, creativity and the quality of writing. Some prompts have been provided; using a prompt will neither increase nor decrease the entrant's chance of winning.

Winners will be invited to read at the Art Department's Day of the Dead Candython. Some stories may be included in the 2022 Fall Line Literary Magazine. The top 3 entrants will receive a prize.

 Don’t know how to start? Well, we’ve got some ideas.

 ¨ A natural anomaly brings all of the country's spiders to a horrified town.

¨ An Uber driver picks up the wrong person.

¨ All of the cemetery's graves are now open, gaping holes — the dirt pushed out from underground.

 Read last year's winners here!


To read the 2021 Fall Line, designed by Tesceline Tabilas, click on the photo below. Printed copies are available on campus. 

Magazine Cover, pink with red bunnies, with yellow-wings decorated with flowers

Cover of the 2020 Fall Line, PVCC's Literary Magazine (Painting of pastel flowers)


Questions? Contact us at literarymagazine@pvcc.edu. Like us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the Creative Writing Club’s news and events.