Whatcom WRITES

Thank you to all who submitted entries to Whatcom WRITES! 2016

Whatcom WRITES 2016 -- exploring the theme of "choices" following similar themes in A Tale for the Time Being -- has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting their writing. We received a wonderful selection of fiction, memoir, poetry and more, and were impressed and delighted with the number and quality of entries.

We received 41 submissions to Whatcom WRITES 2016, of which 34 were selected for publication. Many authors selected were able to participate in our reading at Village Books, held December 13, 2015.

A published anthology is available to borrow from your local public library and for sale at Village Books. Proceeds from anthology sales benefit Whatcom READS!

Stay tuned in Spring 2016 for information about how to submit entries to Whatcom WRITES 2017!


Support Whatcom READS! Donations directly support programs and materials. For example:

  • Your $125 donation helps us purchase 10 copies of A Tale for the Time Being, organized in a book club kit available for check out from all public libraries in Whatcom County.
  • Your $200 donation helps us purchase 20 copies of A Tale for the Time Being for "free-range" book distribution throughout Whatcom County. 
  • Your $500 donation helps us support the travel expense of bringing award-winning, best-selling authors to our area. 

​Whatcom READS! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, making your contributions tax deductible. 

Mail your check to: Whatcom READS! c/o Whatcom READS! Treasurer, Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226.