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At Dominican Writers we seek to publish creatively, artistic works that promote the diversity of Domincan writers. We wish to publish original pieces including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. The work submitted cannot be work that has been published on the Internet including social media, personal blogs, or any other news resources. 


Please pay attention to our guidelines before submitting your work. The authors retain the copyrights of their work. We accept work in English, Spanish & Spanglish.

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2019

The call for submissions is for those who are unable to attend the writing workshops due to living outside of New York or other circumstances.

Open to emerging & professional writers of ages 12 and up and abilities, the WHMP offers free, professionally-led memoir writing workshops in Washington Heights. Aligned with Dominican Writer's mission to elevate local narratives and stories, the WHMP helps amplify local voices through an array of writing tools, along with the professional development needed for writers to publish on their own.

The WHMP  will include current and past Dominican residents of Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhoods including youth with similar artistic pursuits in order to create an archive of our experiences living and or working in the Washington Heights/Inwood area. Submissions will be included in an anthology to be published by the Fall of 2020.


  • Participants must be of Dominican descent, the memoir project is solely for collecting the stories of Dominican inhabitants of Washington Heights/Inwood areas.

  • Participants will be required to have resided in the neighborhood at least 2 years in order to contribute. It is not a requirement to still live in the community.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Can submit in either English, Spanish, or Spanglish

  • Creative non-Fiction (memoir, personal narrative, essay) -2-5 pages max

  • Poetry (may submit up to three pieces for consideration)

  • MUST Include full name, phone number, mailing address, and social media handle with your submission. 

  • We do not accept work that has been previously published online or otherwise.

What we are looking for:

  • Stories that impacted you, your family or neighborhood

  • Memories of landmarks such as the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Dyckman Houses, Malcolm X Center, Churches, Parks, Streets, Residential Buildings, Hospitals, Train Stations, etc.