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Thank you very much for your interest in the workshop and our efforts to keep Erma Bombeck’s legacy alive.

How to reach us

Twitter: @ebww
YouTube: BombeckWorkshop
Community: Yahoo! discussion group

Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop badgeHow to submit pieces

We publish short humor and human interest essays on our blog. To be considered, please email a 400- to 600-word piece (preferably in Word), a headshot and a short author bio to

How to apply to be a faculty member

Click on Call for Faculty Proposals for the 2018 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and submit a proposal. Deadline: April 10, 2017.

Humor Writer of the MonthHow to nominate a Humor Writer of the Month

If you’d like to be considered as our “Humor Writer of the Month” (or you read someone who should be), send an e-mail to with a brief bio and a link to material that makes us laugh.

How to receive our free e-newsletter

Just type in your email address under “Subscribe to our Newsletter” here.

Workshop founder and director

Teri Rizvi
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2904

Reflections of Erma