Washington Writers' Publishing House
Washington Writers' Publishing House will be publishing poetry and fiction in a biweekly journal, WWPH Writes. The journal will be featured on our website on the first and third Friday of every month. We are happy to consider never-published original fiction and poetry as well as reprints from recent or upcoming collections from writers living in Washington, D.C. Maryland and Virginia. We do not charge for submissions, but there is an optional tip jar to help us maintain the site.
Please read all of the following guidelines carefully.
Eligibility: You must be a resident of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
Fiction: Send one story or novel excerpt up to 1,000 words. Double-spaced, standard 12-point font.
Poetry: Send a single file containing 1-3 poems (max. 5 pages). Standard 12-point font.
PLEASE NOTE: You may re-publish your work that appears on the site after 60 days, and we ask that you credit us in future publications.
Be sure to withdraw your submission immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
INQUIRIES: Email our editors at: email@example.com
The Washington Writers’ Publishing House, a 47-year-old nonprofit, cooperative, all-volunteer press, seeks to bring together and support the creative work of poets and fiction writers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. WWPH continues is annual contests and publications of poetry and fiction. The awards include publication, a $1,500 honorarium, and launch events at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in D.C. and the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Check back for details in 2022!
Washington Writers Publishing House will be publishing new poetry biweekly on our website and newsletter.
We are happy to consider never-published original poetry as well as reprints from recent or upcoming published full-length poetry collections or chapbooks (please indicate publication date and press) from writers living in Washington, D.C. Maryland and Virginia. 1-3 poems not to exceed 5 pages. 12-point type, single-spaced.
Please provide a cover letter addressed to the appropriate editor with a biography of 50 words or less.
Washington Writers Publishing House will be publishing new fiction biweekly on our website. We are happy to consider never-published original fiction as well as reprints from recent or upcoming collections from writers living in Washington, D.C. Maryland and Virginia. 1000 words or less; 12-point type, double-spaced.
Poets living in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are invited to submit a poetry manuscript. The manuscript should be 50-70 pages, single or 1-1/2 spaced. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. The title page should contain the title only. A separate page for acknowledgments may be included for poems previously published in journals and anthologies. Please bear in mind that WWPH is a cooperative, and winners of the manuscript contest will be asked to participate in the workings of the press for two years following publication.