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Quote of the Week

"Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on its ability to engage you, to make your think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head."

Malcolm Gladwell


Prompt of the Week

 Write a story that involves a countdown. Start the story at 10 and count down to zero.


Summer Conference 

“The PNWA writers conference is one of the best in the country." - Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary

DoubleTree Seattle Airport

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

$475 for Members/ $550 for nonmembers

Conference price includes ONE Pitch Block

Parking: There is plenty of hotel parking; $10 per day

• Our 2016 conference program is now up! Click here to view.

Register Now!


Click here to see our list of agents and editors for the 2016 conference! Specific pitch blocks can be seen here.

 Master Classes

You can still sign up for a Master Class.

 Thursday classes are $125 with conference attendance, $150 a la carte.  Classes run from 9am to 4pm.  Choose from:

Navigating the Future of Publishing with Bob Mayer

 The Art of Writing with Robert Dugoni and Stephen James

The Story of Your Life: Memoir with William Kenouwer 


Sunday Master Class: Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass is $150 with conference attendance; $200 a la carte.  Class runs from 8:30am - 1pm. 

You can register for any one of these classes here.


PNWA Communication Update





We are here through 3pm today (Tuesday, 7/26/2016), but as of tomorrow (Wednesday, 7/27/2016), we will be at the hotel setting up for the conference with very limited access to email and phone.

Pitch Block Update


Pitch blocks are going fast. 

We have a few slots in Pitch Block C (8am – 9:30 Saturday, 7/30) and Block E (2pm – 3:30 Saturday, 7/30).  The cost of an extra pitch block is $100.

  Grab a slot while you can.  Register here. 


If you need help registering for a pitch block, we can help you today (Tuesday 7/26/2016) through 3pm.  After that, you will need to come down to the hotel to sign up. The registration desk opens at 8am on Thursday.

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

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

Thursday Master Class: Navigating the Future of Publishing

Thursday Master Class: The Art of Writing, with Robert Dugoni and Steven James

Thursday Master Class: The Story of Your Life: A Memoir Master Class by William Kenower

Community Search

Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Spring hours: Open Wed -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

With the conference right around the corner, Cottage hours have been scaled back for conference prep.  We will still be taking calls.

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665
Fax: (425) 961-0768