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Washington Writers Publishing House
kathleenwheaton@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Phone
    (240) 888-8170
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Staffed by previous winners who volunteer their time and skills, WWPH is a non-profit co-operative press reflecting both the diversity and the devotion to literature of writers in the greater Washington, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia areas. Over 40 years the press has published more than 100 volumes of poetry and prose. Through a blind-judged contest open to writers living within 75 miles of DC, WWPH publishes one work of fiction (the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize) and one of fiction (The WWPH Fiction Prize) each fall. The books are edited, produced, and promoted on the slenderest of budgets ($8,000 annually) thanks to the commitment of the members of the cooperative, who juggle their volunteer work at the press with jobs, family, and writing. Our principal commitment is to discovering, encouraging, and promoting the very best of local literature.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Kathleen Wheaton
  • Contact title
    President
  • Focus
    Our mission is to support local writers and to reflect the diversity of the greater Washington-Baltimore area.
  • Submissions policy
    Blind contest through Submittable open to poets and writers living within 75 miles of US Capitol. Submissions are open from July to November and judged by previous winners of the contest. Cost is $25.
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    2
  • Titles in Print
    30
  • Average Print Run
    400

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