We love to encourage our local aspiring authors. Here are some local resources to help you along your journey and help your dreams come true!!
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of literacy, free speech and independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Our members include: owners and managers of independent and chain bookstores; publishers; publishers' sales representatives; distributors; authors; publicists; librarians; book reviewers; producers of sideline items; and other friends of the trade are represented as associate (non-voting) members.
Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community.
Willamette Writers is the largest writers organization in the Pacific Northwest. Writers of all genres and at all stages of their careers come to our meetings, annual conference, and workshops to connect with their community, develop their craft, and advance their career. Across the state of Oregon, you will find a tightly knit community of writers who love working together to tell our stories and build our scenes: on paper, on the screen, and in front of the mic. Need help writing a novel or short story, memoir or screenplay? Sharing expertise? Meeting other writers? Join us today. Be a Willamette Writer.
PubWest is a vibrant, dynamic trade association of small-medium-sized book publishers, printers, editors, distributors, graphic designers, binderies, and related service companies. Established in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, PubWest is dedicated to helping member book publishers succeed and has grown to include members in nearly every US state and multiple countries.