Washington Writers’ Publishing House

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Short Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Please visit our authors here: http://www.washingtonwriters.org/authors/index.shtml
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Nov 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Washington Writers’ Publishing House is a nonprofit literary organization that has published nearly eighty volumes of poetry and fiction since 1975. The press sponsors annual manuscript competitions for book-length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for writers who live in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia. 

Tips From the Editor

WWPH is a diverse, inclusive, collaborative literary press staffed entirely by volunteers and so winning authors are also expected to become active members working in book production, design, promotion, editing, and judges for a minimum of two years.  WWPH manuscript prizes include $1,500 honorarium, publication, 25 author copies, editorial guidance, and launch promotional support. WWPH also publishes a bi-weekly online literary journal, WWPH Writes, which spotlights work from a poet and prose writer in each issue. This bi-weekly publication is free to submit and subscribe to--and will give writers insight into our literary sensibility. More details on WWPH Writes on our website: www.washingtonwriters.org

Contact Information

Caroline Bock, President
2814 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20814
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Apr 20, 2023