The Light Between Us
True Stories of Healing through Creative Expression by Pen Women

DEADLINE: February 25, 2014

Submission Guidelines

NLAPW members are invited to submit work for this publication.

Submit your true story of the impact of creative expression on a personal healing experience or the impact of a life experience on your artistic expression in 1200 words or less.
Use 12 point type and Times New Roman Font.
Submit your manuscript to: with Light between Us in the subject line.
Include your name, address, phone number, email address and branch affiliation or Member-At-Large in the upper left hand corner of page 1.
Publication is anticipated in April 2015.

Poems of the Super Moon


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It all started with the first lines of Nancy Haskett’s “A Poem about the Moon,” which was featured on the blog in August, click here to read, for the Super Moon event in the sky:

Recently, I heard someone say
that every poet needs a poem about the moon

Pen Women met the challenge and soon, NLAPW poets were sending in wonderful “Moon Poems,” new and newly revisited. A series on the blog was begun. The Poems of the Super Moon anthology, soon to be published by the Pen Women Press, pulls together poems from the blog as well as new submissions from NLAPW’s talented poet-members. Romantic, wistful, haunting or reverent, these poems read like a walk in the moonlight.

Donations and Pre-orders are needed to help cover the costs of the first printing.

About the Pen Women Press

As early as January 1916, the women of the League of American Pen Women, as it was known before it officially became the National League of American Pen women in 1926, found themselves in the publishing business. The initial issue of the LAPW Bulletin was a 15-page leaflet with notes of interest concerning the League and achievements of its members. It mentions the celebration of LAPW Day at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Fransisco, November 18, 1915.

In 1920, the League published the first Pen Woman magazine. The Pen Woman magazine has been published at least quarterly ever since. It continues to bring poetry, professional development, fiction, artwork and music profiles to NLAPW members and subscribers.

In the October, 2007 National Executive Board meeting, Jean Holmes, 3rd vice president, announced that the NLAPW had been accepted as an official organization of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. One of the projects emerging from that honor was an an editorial committee to solicit, collect and evaluate submissions for the publication of an anthology of literary, artistic, and musical works about the Lincoln legacy. At the January, 2008 National Executive Board meeting, the Pen Women Press was established to publish the anthology. The NLAPW has donated copies of the anthology to every school in the District of Columbia and to many school libraries, public libraries and educational foundations across the country. To purchase a copy, visit our Pen Women Press page.