WNBA National Newsletter Chapter & News Edition

The latest Bookwoman with news about WNBA’s chapters across the country is now available on the WNBA National website. Click here to access The Bookwoman page on the national website and then click the link for the latest edition. 

Please note that a picture of Nashville member Carolyn Wilson was inadvertently included with the news about Carolyn Daniel’s passing. The picture will be replaced with a picture of Carolyn Daniel in the archived edition. 

WNBA Third Annual Writing Contest Is Open

Writing Pen and PaperWe are seeking your best work for our national writing contest. Winning entries will be published in a special issue of The Bookwoman–the national newsletter of the WNBA. First place winners receive $250 cash prize. Second, third and honorable mentions will be published with the first place winners in the contest edition of The Bookwoman. Open to all writers 18 or older writing in English. Read previous winners on our website.

2014 Entry Fee: WNBA Members: $15 per entry Non-Members: $20 per entry

All submissions and payments are through Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, please inform the contest judge if work is accepted elsewhere. Previously published work accepted. If work is accepted elsewhere please contact the Contest Chair: joan@joangelfand.com.

Creative Nonfiction: Includes memoir, personal essay and commentary. 2,500 words maximum.

Poetry: 3 – 5 pages of poetry.

Fiction: Includes short fiction, novel excerpts and flash fiction. 2,500 – 3,000 maximum.

Submit your work: wnba.submittable.com/submit

WNBA contest page: www.wnba-books.org/contest

Contest Ends January 15, 2015


Fiction Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst writer-in-residence at Brandeis University and also teaches writing at GrubStreet, where she co-founded the Novel Incubator, a year-long intensive in the novel. Her debut, The Quickening, was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and is a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” pick. For more, go to www.michelle-hoover.com.

Creative Nonfiction Deirdre Bair received a National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography (1978). Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and C. G. Jung were finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her biographies of Anaïs Nin and Simone de Beauvoir were chosen by the New York Times as “Best Books of the Year,” and her biography of Jung won the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Poetry Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar, was published in April 2014 by Copper Canyon Press. Her previous books include The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press), named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Mules of Love (BOA Editions) which won the Lambda Literary Award. For more, go to www.ellenbass.com.

Fall 2013 Bookwoman

Women's National Book Association LogoCheck out the Fall 2013 Bookwoman, the official national publication of the Women’s National Book Association, by visiting our national website, wnba-books.org. Learn what’s going on in each of our ten chapters, read our quarterly column on the UN, get to know our featured chapter president this edition, Detroit chapter president Willetta Heising, and much more.

Check Out the Latest Bookwoman

Women's National Book Association LogoCheck out our Summer 2013 Bookwoman, the official national publication of the Women’s National Book Association. Learn more about our awards, including the Pannell Award, presented in May at the BEA, and the WNBA Award, presented in June during the national board meeting, which was held in Nashville this year. Also check out what’s going on in each of our ten chapters, and read our quarterly columns on the UN, one of our featured chapter presidents, and Linda Lee’s column offering advice on websites, blogs, and content management systems.