The National League of American Pen Women, Inc., Publications committee oversees three major publications, as well as other small publications of the NLAPW such as brochures and other printed material.

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The Pen Woman Magazine

Our quarterly literary and little gloss magazine is filled with works by members, news, features and announcements. NLAPW members receive the magazine as a membership benefit. Not a member yet? Order a yearly subscription or more copies of a favorite issue, or find submissions guidelines by clicking here for our Pen Woman Magazine page.

Pen Women Press

Publishes books, poetry collections, anthologies and chapbooks by Pen Women. Read more about our Pen Women press by clicking here.

Our website reaches out to members and non-members alike with pages on our history, how to join, branch listings and galleries of works by members. Subscribe to our interactive blog and receive a Poem of the Week, calls for submissions and blog posts on our arts scene (not too many, we’re not into inbox clogging!).

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Calls for Submissions

Deadline for submissions by members for the Fall 2015 issue of the Pen Woman Magazine was September 2, 2015.
The editors are now accepting submissions for the Winter 2016 issue.

Flash Fiction Fall

The is featuring short short stories by Pen Women this Fall.
Art, Music and Dance Composition, and Letters members are all eligible to submit.
Send one 100 words or fewer entry per member with name, branch or MAL info to
New work is preferred.
Deadline: October 31, 2015.
The Poem of the Week feature returns in November.
Poets, please begin submitting poetry for the winter and spring issues of the magazine and the return of the Poem of the Week feature!!
Donations for the Flash Fiction chapbook printing are very appreciated, and we hope to be able to provide each contributor with a complimentary copy.

Two ways to contribute:

On the website, click on the dark blue “Donate” button on right (scroll down past the blog and webinar sign ups) the home page. As you go through PayPal, be sure to add a note with “Flash Fiction donation” so it gets to the Publications budget.


Send a check to

Flash Fiction Publication
1300 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1973

Again, be sure to include “Flash Fiction Donation” on your check note so it gets to the right place.

Women Veterans Book

Upcoming Publication of Poetry by Women Veterans, Bayou City Branch, TX

All honorably discharged women veterans of all ages, all assignments, serving in U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Air or Army National Guard, USO, or former Red Cross “Dollies” are invited to submit poems, short stories, nonfiction with military theme, and pics for consideration to Bayou City II branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. Membership in NLAPW is not required.

Deadline: February 15, 2016 (President’s Day)
Send Submissions to:

Barb Whitmarsh
17396 Lawrence 2150
Aurora, MO 65605

Click here to email submissions to


36 lines single spaced

Short Stories and Essays:
up to 350 words

Pics dealing with military issues only
No vulgarity merely for vulgarity sake accepted.
Keep original work. No work will be returned.

Rank will not be posted, e.g.:
Mary Smith USMC
All contributors will receive one complimentary copy of publication.

To donate to the NLAPW using our secure on line payment method on the National League of American Pen Women website, click on the blue donate button and please add “VETERANS BOOK” note.

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