Local Resources To Check Out In 2018

Seattle Writergrrls, a co-host at several Book Publishers Northwest events, decided to close down their email list in November. As a parting message to subscribers, Jenny Hayes and Jenny Neill shared the following local and regional resources for everyone interested in writing and publishing.

“ Our main criteria for inclusion was that one or the other of us had a personal tie to [to the organization], and that we found some value in our associations with them,” wrote Neill.

Along with Book Publishers Northwest’s website, they recommended:

Hedgebrook – hedgebrook.org (nonprofit literary organization)

Hugo House – hugohouse.org (classes/meetups with a headquarters reopening next year)

Lit Crawl Seattle – litcrawl.org/seattle/

Mineral School – mineral-school.org (Founded by Jane Hodges)

Northwest Independent Editors Guild – www.edsguild.org (A great place to find editors and project managers for publishing projects)

Northwest Science Writers – nwscience.org

Pacific Northwest Writers Association – pnwa.org

Seattle Writers’ and Readers’ Network – www.facebook.com/groups/seattlewritersnetwork/

Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington – www.spjwash.org

Society for Technical Communication, Puget Sound Chapter – www.stc-psc.org

Surrey International Writers’ Conference – www.siwc.ca (Annual conference featuring diverse program and opportunities to pitch editors and agents)

Unchaste – unchastereaders.com (Reading series in Portland founded by Jenny Forrester)


Other members of Seattle Writergrrls recommended the following:

WritersConnection.org – www.writersconnection.org

Seattle7Writers – www.seattle7writers.org

EPIC Group Writers.org – www.epicgroupwriters.com

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) –