Publications

Calls for Submissions

Pen Women’s 2015 Art and Photography Calendar

Members are invited to submit art and photography for a Pen Women’s 2015 Calendar.
Work should be submitted in JPG format, minimum 300 DPI up to 600 DPI.
All work should be in landscape layout. List the title of the work, artist name, branch or member-at-large.

Email submissions by November 25, 2014 to Virginia Campbell at: vvcampbell@msn.com

Poems of the Super Moon

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Poems of the Super Moon, a volume of poetry by Pen Women, will be published by the Pen Women Press at the end of the year. Submissions are welcome from Pen Women in all arts classifications, Art, Music or Letters.
Deadline: December 8, 2014
It all started with the first lines of Nancy Haskett’s “A Poem about the Moon,” which was featured on the www.nlapw.org blog in August, click here to read, right in time 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. Stay tuned to the blog for more moon poetry.

Submission Guidelines

NLAPW Members: Please send your “Moon Poems” via email to pwpoems@aol.com for consideration for the new volume to be published by the Pen Women Press. Art, Music and Letters members are all welcome to submit. And to help me keep “organized,” please include “Moon Poems” as your subject line—I need all the help I can get!

If you’ve already sent in a poem for the blog and would like it included in the new book, please let me know.

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

Treanor Baring
pwpoems@aol.com
NLAPW, Inc
Pen Woman Magazine Poetry Editor
Website Editor

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

DEADLINE: January 1, 2014

Submission Guidelines

NLAPW members are invited to submit work 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: penwomenpress@nlapw.org 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.
Notifications of acceptance will be made by February 15 and publication is anticipated in April 2015.

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.