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Quote of the Week


"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."

- Graham Greene

Prompt of the Week

Write a scene from your Thanksgiving day.  Do not use a single visual reference.



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Pacific Northwest Writers' Association

Contest for Unpublished Works




Enter to be our next Success Story!


My lit contest entry won First Place in the PNWA Literary Contest. An agent saw my name posted on the PNWA website and got in touch.  I landed a 3-book deal from Kensington Publishing


~ Tara Sheets, PNWA member and published author


Drop off at the Cottage until 6pm on Friday, March 23rd or online till midnight on March 23rd.

Enter HERE


Deadline to enter: March 23, 2018


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Nancy Pearl Book Award

Contest for Published Works




Categories Include:

Best Book, Fiction Mainstream or Literary

Best Book, Fiction, Genre

Best Book, Memoir


Must be a current PNWA member to enter


Enter HERE


Deadline to enter: March 23, 2018





The  Art of Personal Essay

Class starts Saturday, March 3rd

Saturdays, March 3 - 31st, 9:30 am  - 12 pm

Presented by William Kenower

Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. #8, Issaquah, WA

Register HERE.





Early Bird Conference Discount

"A Professional Writer is an amateur who didn't quit. -Richard Bach"

Don't miss this deal! Good till April 1st


The PNWA 2018 Conference 2018 Early Bird is now open. 


- $375 for PNWA Members 

- Includes 1 pitch block

- 50% off additional pitch blocks

Register Now

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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



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