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Located in Bellingham, Washington, DMLA West brings a longstanding New York literary agency to the Northwest.

Focused on fiction, DMLA West will be offering workshops and free manuscript development for a limited number of Northwest writers. Watch this space for upcoming information.

For information on workshops in the Northwest presented by Donald Maass, see the schedule on this page. Click the included links for registration details.

Founded in 1980, DMLA represents more than 150 novelists and sells more than 100 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.

To learn more about DMLA agents and submitting to them, see individual agents’ profile pages on this site.


Northwest Writers Workshops
Presented by Donald Maass


October 18, 2018
Master Class: “The Techniques of Timeless Storytelling”
Surrey International Writers Conference
Surrey, B.C., Canada

February 13, 2019
An Evening with Whatcom Writers & Publishers
Bellingham, Washington

March 29-31, 2019
SeaTac, Washington

June 1, 2019
BARN: The Emotional Craft of Fiction
Bainbridge Island, Washington

August 1, 2019
Master Class: “TBD”
Willamette Writers Conference
Portland, Oregon