Book Marketing and Developmental Editing

Pages and Platforms

Pages and Platforms offers book consultation, developmental editing and book launch programs. I talked to them at Willamette Writers, and think they offer very valuable services.

Writing Programs and Classes

The Writer’s Sherpa is run by writer Melinda Copp, and offers services including workshops and classes on book outlining, editing, ghostwriting and more.

Write Like Hell is a year-long program of writing and accountability, led by Jason Brick. Keep checking the site – a new year-long class starts in October.

Wordcrafters in Eugene is one of our favorite organizations. From stellar conferences to writing retreats to classes – not to mention the work they do in the schools for the next generation of writers – they are a go-to gem in the Eugene/Springfield area.

Willamette Writers offers great resource for writing inspiration, not to mention a great conference in Portland every year.


Kenny Kiernan is an awesome illustrator who worked on many children’s picture books. You can reach out directly to him if you need illustrations for your book.

Writing Contests

As always, it pays to spend some time researching your options. We’re including some helpful links below to get you started.

The Alliance of Independent Authors has created a list of writing contests and rated them. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it’s a good start.

Writer’s Digest Contests   – There are a number listed on their site, with a wide range of deadlines.

Poets and Writers – this is a long list, but may be worth searching for opportunities.

Other Resources

Alliance of Independent Authors

We’re pleased to be a partner member in this group, which offers outstanding advice and information about all aspects of independent publishing.

Northwest Independent Editors Guild

This group operates throughout the Northwest, and has a helpful list of editors and their specialties. We even had our first meeting in Eugene recently, and hope to continue, so stay tuned for more news.

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