This Is What America Looks Like

Welcome to WWPH

Washington Writers’ Publishing House is a non-profit, cooperative literary organization that has published over 100 volumes of poetry since 1975 as well as fiction and nonfiction. The press sponsors three annual competitions for writers living in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and the winners of each category (one each in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) comprise our annual slate. In 2021, WWPH launched an online literary journal, WWPH WRITES to expand our mission to further the creative work of writers in our region. In 2023, WWPH added creative nonfiction to our annual press slate. In 2024, WWPH launched our biennial works in translation series.

WWPH has received recent grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council,  and the Trawick Foundation. Many individuals have also assisted, encouraged, and supported our work through the years. As a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax-deductible. As a cooperative (all-volunteer) press, all monies raised go toward our authors and books, representing and celebrating the diversity of the literary arts in the DMV.


Our Authors and our Unique Cooperative Press

Some nationally known poets and writers the press has published include Grace Cavalieri, Myra Sklarew, David Ebenbach, E. Ethelbert Miller, Elisavietta Ritchie, Kim Roberts, David Taylor, and many more. We seek to represent and further the diverse perspectives and voices of writers in the DMV both in our organization and in the manuscript we select to publish. We select our books through our annual contest.  As a cooperative or all-volunteer press, our authors commit to at least two years of service to the press–and many devote more years to furthering WWPH and the literary arts in our community.