Womens National Book Association

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Writing Contest Guidelines

 Our 2017 contest has closed. Winners were announced May 15, 2018, on the WNBA website, and their winning entries published in The Bookwoman

The next contest will open in September 2018.

The contest accepts entries from these four categories:

FICTION: 3,000 words maximum. No theme required.

NON-FICTION: Includes memoir, personal essay and commentary. 2,500 words maximum.

POETRY: 3-5 pages maximum

YA Fiction: 3,000 words maximum. No theme required, other than Young Adult.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Previously published work accepted. Please inform the contest chair if your work is accepted elsewhere. If work is accepted elsewhere please contact the Contest Chair joan@joangelfand.com

WNBA Writing Contest is open to all adults, female or male, 18 years old or older writing in English. International submissions are welcome if they are able to accept the winning prize in US dollars.

  Please do not include your name, address, and contact information on your entry work.  This information will be collected when you fill out the submissions form.

  Acceptable formats are:

  .docx (Word 2010)

  .doc (Word 2003 or earlier)

  .rtf (Rich Text Format)

        .pdf (PDF)

You may submit more than one entry, but each entry requires a fee and a separate entry.

 Select your type of entry below as a current member of the Women's National Book Association or as a non-member.  There is a discount for members of Women's National Book Association. We welcome new members! Joining information may be found at: www.wnba-books.org/find-a-chapter

In 2018, C&R Press will be publishing an anthology of all past winning entries, from the last 5 years of this contest. Every five years, a new anthology will be published.

Womens National Book Association