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Quote of the Week


"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."

-  Robert Frost  

Prompt of the Week

 I Remember

 Write for 10 minutes using the staring phrase - I remember.  Don't let your pen or keyboard stop.



Early Bird Conference Registration

$425 for PNWA Members


PNWA 2017 Conference: July 20 - 23, 2017


$425 for PNWA Members.  Register HERE.

*Registration for non-members begins February 1st OR join PNWA and save.


- Two pitch blocks included for the first 150 to sign up - We still have 50 slots left!


NOTE: We do not have our list of agents and editors finalized yet.  When we do, we will contact you to set up your pitch blocks. 


Not currently a member? Click HERE to join PNWA.


PNWA 2017 Literary Contest




12 Categories

Includes TWO critiques

$35 to enter for PNWA members; $50 for nonmembers

Enter as many categories as you like; one entry per category


Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelop for your critiques.  If entering more than one category, we'll need a SASE for each entry.


Click HERE to register.


Deadline for entry is February 17, 2017.  

We will be open until 6pm on Friday, February 17th until 6pm if you'd like to drop your entry off.

If entering online, the deadline is February 17th at Midnight.

PNWA Member Meeting

Plot & Passage presented by Janet Lee Carey

Thursday, Feb. 16th

7:00 p.m - 8:30pm


The Writers' Cottage

317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

The plot problem often introduces a "worst case scenario" at a particular time in the characters life. Learn how to create events that will significantly impact your main character and set your story in motion.

Historical Book Signing

Come down to the Writer's Cottage and meet local authors.  

Saturday, February 18th 1:00 - 3:00  pm

Writers' Cottage

317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8

 Issaquah, WA 98027


Featured Authors: DL Fowler, Claire Gebben, Deborah Lincoln, Sandy McCormack, Rebecca Novelli, Kenneth Schultz, Joseph Vitovec, Robert Wright

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Fall hours: Open Monday -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

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

Phone: (425) 673-2665