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"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

-  Carl Bard  

Prompt of the Week

 New Year, New World

You toast the New Year, go to bed and wake up in a New World.  Describe everything.




Leap of Faith Conference Registration

PNWA 2017 Conference: July 20 - 23, 2017


Registration Now Open


$375 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

- The option to buy additional pitch blocks


Our 2017 conference will host over twenty-five agents and editors, incredible authors as our Keynote and Featured Speakers, and over fifty speakers. Invest in your writing, spend time with your tribe.

Not currently a member? Click HERE to join PNWA.

PNWA 2017  Winter Classes



Our winter workshops will kick off the third week of January.  Classes run for 10 weeks.  

Tuesday, January 17th - After the First Draft

Wednesday, January 18th - Write Your Story


PNWA 2017 Contests


Registration for PNWA's 2017 Literary Contest and Nancy Pearl Award for published work is now open.



To register for the literary contest, you can find the details HERE.  Deadline for entry is February 17, 2017.  Also - 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.


Enter your published book for the Nancy Pearl Award. Details available HERE.  Deadline for entry is January 31, 2017.


PNWA 2018 Conference Input Needed


We want your input as we plan the 2018 PNWA Conference.

PNWA is considering a move to a different month for the Conference in 2018, but we'd like to hear from you.  

Please take our quick survey.  You can find the linkHERE.





PNWA Success Stories


PNWA Member Nancy Leonard has just landed an agent for her novel, The Earth's Backbone.  Nancy attended the PNWA Conference last summer where she met her agent, Samantha McMahon of Soul Mate Publishers.  Congratulations to Nancy!

If you have a success to share, please email us at: with Success Story in the subject line.


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1/17/2017 » 3/21/2017
2017 Winter Quarter Fiction Course: After the First Draft

1/18/2017 » 3/22/2017
2017 Winter Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story

Thursday Keynote Dessert Reception: Natalie Baszille, Author of Queen Sugar

7/20/2017 » 7/23/2017
2017 PNWA Conference

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