Donations enable us to continue bringing low-cost workshops to the festival every summer, support local authors, and connect with readers. You can choose the amount that is right for you. Donations can be made in $1.00 increments and every person who donates will receive a tax-deductible receipt.



The Palouse Writers Guild is committed to brining professional development to authors, championing indie book sales, and helping self-publishers navigate the business side of writing. As such, we strive to keep our events as affordable as possible. That said, there is a cost to host all of our festivals, workshops, and contests.

The income and expenses for the 2021-2022 fiscal year are listed below:


$285 Contest Entry Fees
$1270 Festival Registrations

$1,555 Total Income



$60 Website Hosting
$180 Meet-up Fee
$100 Credit Card Processing Fees
$400 Contest Awards (Short Story, 1st Chapter, Outstanding Young Writer, and Christmas Contest)
$1410 Palouse Writers Festival

$2150 Total Expenses


We hope those who have the means and are committed to furthering the development of a strong writing community on the Palouse will donate. The best part is, you can choose any amount that is right for you. Online donations can made in $1.00 increments below.

When sending a check, please make it payable to the Palouse Writers Guild and mail to:
Palouse Writers Guild
PO Box 52
Viola, ID 83872
Everyone who donates will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

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