Since 1955, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association has been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and since the beginning many people have dedicated their time to ensure its continuation. Over the years we have expanded our efforts so that writers receive a trusted resource within this ever-changing publishing industry while staying true to our mission of helping writers carve out their place and provide them with a platform for their literary voice.

PNWA embraces diversity regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or race. We believe our individual backgrounds, perspectives, and passions help us create the stories we tell.