Washington Writers' Publishing House publishes one fiction book and one poetry book per year through its annual competitions for writers living in the Washington, DC area.

Washington Writers' Publishing House


Washington Writers' Publishing House Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

The Jean Feldman Poetry Prize
C/O B.F. de Bravo
3541 S Street NW
Washington DC 20007

Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize
C/O Elisavietta Ritchie
P.O. Box 298
Broomes Island MD 20615

Submitting Your Work to Washington Writers' Publishing House

Before submitting to Washington Writers' Publishing House

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Washington Writers' Publishing House by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Washington Writers' Publishing House guidelines:

Washington Writers' Publishing House (WWPH) will accept manuscripts for entry in our annual book competitions, The Jean Feldman Poetry Prize and The Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize. Writers who live within a 75 mile radius of the U.S. Capitol in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are eligible to enter these competitions. The winning manuscripts will be published. Staffed by previous winners who volunteer their time and skills, WWPH is a non-profit cooperative press reflecting the cultural and racial diversity of the greater Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia areas. Judging is traditionally performed by WWPH members who read the anonymous manuscripts. The winners will receive $1,000 and 50 copies of the book.

IMPORTANT: The winners become members of WWPH and should be prepared to participate actively in the work of the press, including such areas as publicity, distribution, production, and fundraising. Our 37 year tradition of writers working on behalf of other writers is essential to the continued vitality and success of WWPH. Contest entrants should be willing to make this commitment should their work be selected for publication.

Submission Guidelines Details for Washington Writers' Publishing House

Market Type: Book

Contact: Patrick Pepper, President

Email: wwphpress@gmail.com

Accepts: Fiction, Poetry

Web Address: www.washingtonwriters.org

Click here for complete guidelines



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