our new writing resource Website lists
at the bottom of this page. Should you have
any Websites you'd like us to add, or find any
The Pacific Northwest Writers
PNWA is a non-profit organization
dedicated to fostering the creative and professional
talents of writers. PNWA hosts a large annual
Summer Conference and offers a nationally recognized
Literary Contest. See the Website at www.pnwa.org.
Located in Kirkland, WA. Meets
the second Tuesday of the month.
A regional alliance of professional
freelance editors; developmental andsubstantive
editors, copy editors, and proofreaders. Founded
in 1997, the guild has more than 175 members
in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.www.edsguild.org/
Seattle Writer Girls
womens' journalist association.
Sisters in Crime
Women crime fiction writers
Pierce County Writers Guild
Provides peer review of members
work, an online place to display samples of
works, writers resources and,most importantly,
the type of peer help and support that aspiring
writers need to be successful.
Membership dues required other than a passion
for writing and a supportive attitude towards
their fellow writers.
Considers all genres. Contact: Charles Rahn
Meets on the third saturday of the month at
2:00 p.m. at:
7515 194th St Ct E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Seattle Arts Commission's Arts
A new arts portal Web site for
the Seattle arts community. The Seattle Arts
Commission is an agency of the City of Seattle.
Arts Resource Network provides access to a range
of information and links about the arts and
arts opportunities, as well as the opportunity
to connect with others and explore artforms.
The site was launched in March 2002.
A Website of interesting biological
and medical illustrations as well as explanatory
text and how to enter the field. Nothing to
upset your sensitivities, just some really interesting
illustrations and science.
Poets West offers a Website,
Email newsletter, and events. Located at: PoetsWest,
1011 Boren Ave. #155, Seattle
WA 98104. www.poetswest.com
listing. Last year, our innovative
Keystrokes Book Plan Workshop
was very popular and we're pleased to announce
that the workshop is back. This two-day seminar
focuses on discipline, accountability and planning.
Our experts are all published writers with day
jobs and family obligations. And they still
get at least one book written every year. If
you'd like to learn their tricks and techniques,
we'd love for you to join us. Our upcoming workshop
will be held in Seattle, but we are planning
future workshops in other cities.
Attendance will be limited,
so check it out right away.
Get more info and register here:
Call for submissions (anthology)
I'm seeking nonfiction submissions for an anthology
(The New Wave of First-Generation Women, to
be published by Seal Press, fall 2005) from
women in their late-teens through early-thirties
--Immigrated to the U.S. during childhood.
--Are American-born of at least one foreign-born
parent who immigrated as an adult.You
can read the call for submissions here:
authors and writers
with manuscripts or book ideas
Noble Literary Agency is calling for HUMOR and
GIFT BOOKS: should be short, may utilize illustration
or photography (we can supply). ADULT NON-FICTION:
all ideas will be considered. REFERENCE BOOKS:
take a complex subject and make it simple, almost
any subject on which you're the expert. YA NOVELS:
prefer non-illustrated. Submit word.docs to
Westercon Sci-Fi Convention
Hosts a major yearly conference
plus smaller ones year-round.
Centrum Writers Conference
Yearly conference. Contact
for location and contest info.
Pacific Northwest Writers'
Held in July. Contact for details
and contest info.
American Christian Writers'
Convention of the Washington
May, Contact for further information.
The Shoreline Arts Festival
June. Sponsored by Shoreline-LFP
Juried sections include fiction, non-fiction
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA.
For info, fees, application, deadline, call
or visit our Website.
(206) 417-4645 Shannon Tipple-Leen
Writing Related Websites
Daily writing prompts, markets, manuscript
Many workshops, peer critiques, resources.
WritersMarket.com 5,000 markets from magazines
Links to reference sites and tips on searching.
Links for doing research.
Check out what’s a rumor and what’s
How to do almost anything.
Research portals and links.
Archive of free Q & A.
Find copyright status of books, media etc.
Links to sites on all areas of
the writing life.
Grants and contests for writers.
Searchable database of movies.
Daily publishing news and industry links.
Contemporary literature in an electronic
Jobs for writers, editors, and copywriters.
e-zine for freelancers.
Online writing groups with feedback.
groups and critique forums.
Discussions and critique groups.
For writers of short fiction
For science fiction,
fantasy, horror writers.
Serious writers critique groups.
Grammar and style discussions.
How to articles and contests.
Thorough how to on writing.
Writing instruction in all
How to for all writers.
Articles on all types of writing.
News and events for poetry.
Screenwriting submission site.
Articles, classes, and contests
Resources for screenwriters.
Learn about print on demand.
Writers Guild of America site.
National Writers Union site.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of
Society of Children’s Book
Writers and Illustrators.
Online literary magazine
Info for writers.
Find those foreign phrases you need.
The place to buy books and software.
Reviews of writing software.
Software and reviews for writers.