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Quote of the Week


"Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."

– Ray Bradbury


Prompt of the Week


Write about a place you go to escape.  Now write about what happens when you’re found there.


Autograph Party

If you are a current PNWA member and have a book(s) you'd like to sell, you can come to the Autograph Party, even if you're not attending the Conference.

For details, click here.


Summer Conference 

$475 for Members/ $550 for nonmembers

  • Conference price includes ONE Pitch Block
  •  Registered for the conference, but need a room in the hotel? Click here to get the PNWA discount. Space is limited!

DoubleTree Seattle Airport

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

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

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


 PNWA Member Spotlight: 

Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir


Dichos, or proverbs, offer a daily source of strength and inspiration in Spanish-speaking households all over the world. In this book about growing up in Manila with a Filipina grandmother, Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir shares the centuries-old dichos she learned from her abuelita: wisdom that is still useful today, whether you live in Managua, Mazatlán, or Manhattan. In Lo que mi abuela me dijo, Weir tells the moving story of how the folk wisdom she learned from her grandmother shaped her life. Arranged by subjects, the dichos provide wisdom on topics such as childhood, work, strife, and love.  Pick up your copy here.

Member Meeting Archive

Memoir with William Kenower



Miss the meeting?  You can listen to it here.

Your life is a story, and if told correctly, a very interesting one.  Using Bill Kenower’s unique inside-out approach to writing, we will look at how to tell the fine difference between telling a story about your life, and using your life to tell a story.

Conference Workshop Spotlight

How to become an “Authorpreneur”


  Workshop Friday, July 29th 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Join Award-winning author, Deborah Schneider, as she takes you through, step by step, the business of being a writer.  Topics that she’ll cover include: how to develop a business plan,  create and stick to a budget, research permits, business registration, taxes, cover art, marketing as well as publishing, distribution and discoverability alternatives.

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3/29/2016 » 5/31/2016
2016 Spring Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story

3/30/2016 » 6/1/2016
2016 Spring Quarter Fiction Course: After the First Draft

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

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

Thursday Master Class: Navigating the Future of Publishing

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.

directions >>

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

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