• 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’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Washington writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    Cascadia Poetics LAB

    Based in Seattle, this organization offers writing workshops, annual festivals, social events, and more.


    Clarion West

    Offers writing classes in Seattle and online, co-writing sessions, public readings, and an annual six-week summer workshop for speculative fiction 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.



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


    Imprint Bookstore

    Right on Port Townsend’s waterfront, Imprint is a lovely bookstore that also offers writing workshops, both weekly and intensives, in a variety of genres.


    Pacific Northwest Writers Association

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


    Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

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


    Richard Hugo House

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


    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.


    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.


    Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference

    A long-standing annual conference for writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, offering writing workshops, a writing contest, readings and more.


    Help us add to this list, Washingtonians! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a Washington literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here