SCBWI Western Washington

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Welcome to SCBWI Western Washington!

SCBWI Western Washington (SCBWI WWA) is a regional chapter of SCBWI International. Our region reaches from our northern border edging Canada's British Columbia province to our southern border abutting Oregon. We extend between the Cascade Range and the Pacific Ocean.


Six Marks To Hit Before You Submit

Are you constantly second-guessing whether your picture book manuscript is ready for submission? Do you wish for a way to bring clarity to the age-old question, “Is it good enough to submit?” In this one-hour class, Dan Richards will cover six questions developed in partnership with his agent Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary Agency). These six questions throw back the veil on what agents and editors want, expose manuscript weaknesses before you make the mistake of submitting too soon, and demystify rejection letter double-speak (e.g. “too thin,” “too quiet,” “lacks break-out potential,” etc.). If you’ve been wishing for a more intentional way to evaluate your picture book manuscripts, this class is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

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New to SCBWI Western Washington: Question, Answer, Chat Session


2023-24 Advisory Committee


Upcoming Events


Equity and Inclusion

Critique Groups


Area Networks

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa

Keep in touch

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