Pen in Hand

Pen in Hand is the official newsletter of Maryland Writers' Association. It is published quarterly and posted on the MWA website (see below).

Pen in Hand articles are written by MWA members about subjects of interest to writers. Each issue might explore a particular question or theme of writing. Articles can include interviews with writers or guest-speakers; how-to-advice; short, short stories and poetry; member profiles; or member surveys, among other subjects.

Regular features include a message from the MWA President, highlights of MWA Board meetings, Chapter updates and meeting schedules, critique Group updates, details about contests and conferences, and contact information for the MWA Board and other officers.

Pen in Hand Submission Guidelines

  • You must be a current MWA member to be considered for publication.
  • Maryland-based literary journals, publishers, reading series, and writers' associations are welcome to submit announcements such as calls for submissions and upcoming events.
  • Submissions should be in unformatted text and included in the body of an email message. Please include abrief bio. If line art or halftones will accompany your submission, please specify that in your e-mail and the editor will provide formatting guidelines.
  • include "PIH" in the e-mail subject line and send to Pen in Hand Editor Jill Earl at  Questions and queries are encouraged.

Spring 2014 Print

Pen In Hand

Link to Spring 2014 issue of Pen in Hand

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