RWW Soundings




Ned Hayes (2015) is now publisher and editor-in-chief of regional arts and culture magazine OLY ARTS, funded by royalties from his novel The Eagle Tree. Writers and reviewers in the South Puget Sound region are invited to pitch nonfiction events coverage and arts reviews at (this is a paid writing opportunity).

Jill McCabe Johnson (2008): The 2018 Artsmith’s Artist Residency is open for applications until May 31, 2017.

Lita Kurth (2009): For those RWW community members who live near San José, CA, the Flash Fiction Forum is soliciting submissions for its reading series (they do not publish).


Peggy Shumaker will arrange scholarships for any RWW participants who wish to attend either the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in June in Homer, AK, or The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, AK, in July. Interested participants can contact Peggy at with questions. They can also ask RWW alumni Erin Coughlin Hollowell (2009) about the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference (, and Sarah Pape (2016) about the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (