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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, featured in Poets & Writers, 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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Our Authors

Some nationally known poets and writers the press has published include Michelle Chan Brown, Grace Cavalieri, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Sid Gold, Melanie Hatter, E. Ethelbert Miller, Elisavietta Ritchie, Kim Roberts, David Taylor, and Terence Winch.

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Team Members

President/ Kathleen Wheaton
Vice President/ Holly Karapetkova
Treasurer/ Elizabeth Bruce
Secretary/ Nicole Tong
Publicity/ David Ebenbach
Website/Robert Herschbach
Book Fairs and Events/ Sid Gold
Fiction Contest Manager/ Jacob Weber
Fiction Intern/ Cathryn Sherman

Submit to Our Annual Contest

Submit your book-length poetry or fiction manuscripts to Washington Writers’ Publishing House’s annual poetry and fiction competitions. This year’s deadline is November 15, 2019.

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Make a Donation

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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