• Washington Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Washington, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Washington, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    Located on Whidbey Island near Seattle, Hedgebrook offers one of the few residency programs exclusively dedicated to supporting the creative process of women writers.

    Copper Canyon Press

    The preeminent independent publisher of poetry; fosters the work of emerging, established and world-renowned poets for an expanding audience.

    Crab Creek Review

    A literary journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

    Willow Springs

    Biannual journal founded in 1977 and publishing contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as interviews with some of the most notable authors in contemporary literature, including Marilynne Robinson, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Bender and Robert Bly.

    Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

    With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, it offers morning and afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and readings and lectures by vital, contemporary writers.


    Promotes spoken word performance, develops the audience for poetry, develops resources to support poetry, and builds community through shared experience of the spoken and written word. Based in Seattle, it hosts an annual poetry festival, as well as workshops and readings.

    Richard Hugo House

    Provides classes, events and resources for writers, readers and audiences in and around Seattle.

    Pacific Northwest Writers Association

    Provides the opportunity to connect with other writers, visit the Writers’ Cottage, attend an annual writers’ conference.

    Women in Digital Journalism

    A professional association of editors, writers and producers in new media. Monthly meetings in Seattle to network and discuss matters of common interest.

    Washington Center for the Book

    Through book discussions and other literary and humanities programs, the Center strives to broaden and deepen appreciation for literature that expands the world of the reader.

    Lit Crawl Seattle

    This popular event came to Seattle for the first time in 2012 and features some of the Northwest’s most groundbreaking and beloved writers onstage.

    Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference

    A long-standing annual conference for writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.


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