Four Corner Plaza
    Serving the community since 1980                                               Onley, Va 23418


Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coffee served until 4:30 pm
Writing contest sponsored by Secant Publishing and Book Bin

Secant Publishing, an independent publisher in Salisbury, Maryland, and Book Bin, an independent bookstore in Onley, Virginia, announce a contest to find the year’s best short stories devoted to the theme of global climate change and its human impact.

We are interested in literary interpretations of how individuals and families, societies and economies, cities and nations are bearing the brunt of a world dominated by new extremes of weather, seasons, and ecological disasters. The emphasis must be on people, their emotions, their decision-making and their forced adjustments, not on scientific theories or advocacy positions. This is a platform for insightful and empathetic fiction about individuals and communities caught in inexorable change, not nonfiction essays or scientific exegesis.

Submissions (in English) are welcome from any writer aged 18 or above.

A panel of independent judges will vote on one Gold Medal, one Silver Medal, and one Bronze Medal, with cash values as set out below. The judges are Ron Sauder, owner, Secant Publishing; Philip Wilson, owner, Book Bin; and Karen Gravelle, author of more than 20 books.

For more details, and a link to the submissions portal, please visit:

Thank You For Supporting Your Local Bookstore!

Our shop is fully open and ready to meet your book, coffee and gift-giving needs. 

We are more than happy to serve you by offering the following:

-  In-store pick-up or shipment to your home of books, merchandise, or gift certificates. Email or call 757-787-7866 to place orders.


-  Order any book (regardless of our current in-store inventory) by visiting our online shop. Books ordered through this method are shipped directly from warehouses to your home. Book Bin has partnered with to offer you this way to shop online and still support the Book Bin.
to browse titles and order books directly to your home.
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