Welcome to the Washington Writers' Publishing House
Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published over 50 volumes of poetry since 1973 and so far nearly a dozen volumes of fiction. The press sponsors an annual competition for writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area, and the winners of each category (one each in poetry and fiction) comprise our set of published works each year.
WWPH has received grants from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Nation magazine, and the Poetry Society of America. Many individuals have also assisted, encouraged, and supported our work through the years.
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Some nationally known poets and writers the press has published include Terence Winch, Myra Sklarew, Grace Cavalieri, E. Ethelbert Miller, Elisavietta Ritchie, Jean Nordhaus, Martin Galvin, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Ned Balbo, and Moira Egan.
Become an Author
Submit your book-length poetry or fiction manuscripts to Washington Writers' Publishing House's annual poetry and fiction competitions.
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We thank the many poets, writers, and supporters of WWPH who have assisted and encouraged our work through the years. As a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of literary excellence in the Washington-Baltimore area, we always welcome financial assistance in our publishing efforts.
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When I read the first poem in Words We Might One Day Say, I thought Holly Karapetkova was related to Gabriel Marquez. A surprise seems to appear in many of her poems. Some come close to being magical. I like how this woman writes about childhood. I want to grow old with this book.
E. Ethelbert Miller
In graceful and rhythmic prose, Wingfield probes at sensitive aspects of urban life--race, class, and gentrification--as well as how family, work, and home fit into the way we live now. Clearly, he knows the subjects his stories cover, making them feel as real as the long-time neighbor next door.
W. Ralph Eubank