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Quote of the Week

"I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed quickly, to trap them before they escape.

—Ray Bradbury


Prompt of the Week

Sitting in your writing place jot down the first thee items you notice around you and write a story or poem about the type of character (not a writer) who might have these same items.





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2016 Conference Agent, 

Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency

Introduction From Bookseller to Agent



Early Bird Conference Registration  ONLY $425 for members 

($500 for nonmembers)

• The first 100 who register for the conference (starting today) will receive TWO Pitch Blocks. When this promotion is filled, the cost for a second Pitch Block will be $100. 

• Drawing for FREE 2017 conference for paid 2016 registration

• Available Master Classes at $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers  

Click here to see our list of agents and editors for the 2016 conference!




PNWA Literary Contest

Don't miss this opportunity to put your work to the test and compete with some of the best in the northwest at the Annual PNWA Literary Contest. There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques. 
For more details on the conference, please visit our FAQRules and Guidelines, or Category Definitions. Or, click here to submit! We can't wait to see your talent!

February 11th Monthly Meeting

The Role of the Developmental Editor

Speakers: C.J. Wyckoff, Deborah Schneider, and The Grammar Chick: Mimi Munk

Thursday, February 11th, 2016


You've finished your book, now what?  Whether you plan to submit your book to a traditional publisher, a partner publisher, or self-publish your work, the answer to this question is the same. Your book needs a developmental review and copy edit. How you accomplish this review and copy edit, can take many forms.  You can ask fellow writers to review your book, or you can hire someone. Regardless of the path you take, you must consider these questions: How do I interpret the reviewer's comments?  How do I determine what advice I should implement and what I should discard? If I hire someone, what should I expect? Come with your questions. Our panel of developmental editors and authors will be happy to give you the answers.




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1/12/2016 » 3/15/2016
2016 Winter Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story

7/28/2016 » 7/31/2016
2016 PNWA Conference

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