October 26-28, 2018

Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America


A Story for Everyone

Celebrating the diversity of our writers and their stories


Join us for the 29th Annual Emerald City Writers’ Conference, the largest local RWA conference on the west coast. This year we’re excited to celebrate the diversity of our stories and our writers, and are excited to unveil our new focus on 90 minute workshops. Whether you’re published many times over or just starting out, there’s something at ECWC for everyone.

We hope you’ll join us October 26– 28, 2018, as we take over the Bellevue Westin.

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Workshop Submissions Are Now Open!

Scholarship Submissions Are Now Open!


Key Dates:

Conference Oct 26-28, 2018

 Registration opens: 01 Jun 18

Workshop Submissions Open: 01 Feb

Scholarship Submissions Open: 01 Feb


ECWC Welcomes our 2018 Keynote Speakers!

Elizabeth Hunter

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, fantasy, paranormal romance, and paranormal mystery. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She currently lives in central California with her family and two canine assistants who allow her to feed them and occasionally snuggle.

She’s the author of the Elemental Mysteries, Elemental World, and Elemental Legacy series, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide.



Damon Suede

DAMON SUEDE grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for Print, stage, and screen for two decades. He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.





Beverly Jenkins

BEVERLY JENKINS is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature and was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street JournalPeople Magazine, Salon, and NPR.


Check out our fabulous Editors and Agents who will be attending!

Editors and Agents


Saturday, October 27, 2018 is the Passport to Romance  Reader Event.

Join us for the “booktail” party of the year!

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