Academic, creative, and grants writer
Virginia Bell offers services as a content editor, as a writer of curricula and educational materials, and as a grant writer, specializing in securing funding for non-profit literary and arts organizations.
Bell is the author of From the Belly (Sibling Rivalry Press), a book-length collection of poetry, and has published poems, essays, and reviews in numerous journals and anthologies. Her lyric essay "Chicken" is the winner of the 2020 Nonfiction Prize from NELLE literary magazine. Her poem "I Walk Into Every Room and Look for My Mother" won Honorable Mention in the 2019 riverSedge Poetry Prize, judged by José Antonio Rodríguez.
Bell's essay "Fish," an excerpt from her manuscript Let the Hounds Give Tongue: Essays on the Ten Years I Knew My Father, won the 2021 Chapter One Competition from Meet Me @ 19th Street, sponsored by Arch Street Press! Read "Fish" here!
Prose and Academic Writing