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Quote of the Week

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”

 - Stephen King


Prompt of the Week

You're walking along a busy street at night after work.  It's raining.  You hail a cab, but when you get in, the driver locks the doors and doesn't take you where you want to go.

Get to Know...

2016 Conference Agent

Michelle Richter of Fuse Literary


Read his predictions for publishing in 2016.



Hurry! Early Bird Conference Pricing ends April 29th.

Early bird pricing: $425 for Members/ $500 for nonmembers good through April 29th.

  • 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.

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


 PNWA Member Spotlight: 

Colleen Story



PNWA member and Idaho author Colleen M. Story's new book, Loreena’s Gift, was released on April 12, 2016, from Dzanc Books. This story was a finalist in the mainstream category of the PNWA 2012 literary contest. "An exciting debut that crosses fantasy and literary fiction, Loreena's Gift is a thought-provoking meditation on life and death and what ultimately lies beyond this world."  You can learn more on her website at


Conference Workshop Spotlight:

Planning a Series - Things to think about before you start to write




Join TOR editor, Melissa Ann Singer as she walks you through the things you need to think about if you're planning to write a series.  Topics include deciding what makes your series a series, establishing timelines, building and rebuilding your cast, short-term and long-terms plotting.  Get your series off to a strong start.

 Workshop on Friday, July 29th 12 – 1:30pm


Conference Workshop Spotlight:

What to expect when you're publishing


Managing Editor, Kendel Lynn, takes you through the schedules, deadlines, editorial rounds, cover art, social media presence, advanced reader copies, author endorsements, launch events, pre-orders, marketing materials, and blog tours.

 Workshop Saturday, July 30th, 2 - 3:30pm

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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

4/2/2016 » 4/30/2016
Spring 2016 Memoir Course

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2016 PNWA Conference

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

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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