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Resources (See 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 corrections, please email me.)


The Pacific Northwest Writers Association

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

Eastside Writers

Located in Kirkland, WA. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.

Northwest Independent Editors Guild

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

Seattle Writer Girls

A professional womens' journalist association.

Sisters in Crime

Women crime fiction writers association.

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 Resource Network

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.

Biomedical Illustrations

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

Poets West offers a Website, Email newsletter, and events. Located at: PoetsWest, 1011 Boren Ave. #155, Seattle WA 98104.

Contests & Events

NEW 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:

New listing. Subject: 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 who:
--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:

New listing. Seeking 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 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' Conference

Held in July. Contact for details and contest info.

American Christian Writers' Conference


Convention of the Washington Poets Association

May, Contact for further information."

The Shoreline Arts Festival

June. Sponsored by Shoreline-LFP Arts Council.
Juried sections include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA.
For info, fees, application, deadline, call or visit our Website.
(206) 417-4645 Shannon Tipple-Leen

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  Discussion 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.   Cliché finder.   How to articles and contests.   Thorough how to on writing.    Writing instruction in all areas.   How to for all writers.   Articles on all types of writing.   News and events for poetry.    Daily poems.   Screenwriting submission site.    Screenwriting tips.    Articles, classes, and contests for screenwriting.   Resources for screenwriters.   Self-publishing tips. Learn about print on demand.   Writers Guild of America site.   National Writers Union site.   Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site.   Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.   Online literary magazine    Info for writers.   Find those foreign phrases you need.  Writers resources.    Quotes.   The place to buy books and software.   Reviews of writing software.   Software and reviews for writers.

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