Washington Writers' Publishing House

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Washington Writers' Publishing House

Washington Writers' Publishing House publishes poetry and fiction in a biweekly journal, WWPH Writes. The journal is featured on our website on the second and fourth 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: wwphpress@gmail.com

 The Washington Writers’ Publishing House, is a 48-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 its annual contests and publications of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. The awards include publication, a $1,500 honorarium, editorial guidance, and launch events at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in D.C. and the Writer’s Center in Bethesda.  

Washington Writers' Publishing House