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Quote of the Week

"Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on its ability to engage you, to make your think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head."

Malcolm Gladwell


Prompt of the Week

 Write a story that involves a countdown. Start the story at 10 and count down to zero.


Summer Conference 

“The PNWA writers conference is one of the best in the country." - Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary

DoubleTree Seattle Airport

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

$475 for Members/ $550 for nonmembers

Conference price includes ONE Pitch Block

• 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.

 Master Classes

If you're not able to come to the conference, you can still sign up for a Master Class.

Navigating the Future of Publishing with Bob Mayer

 Thursday, 7/28/2016 9:00 - 4:00pm

The Art of Writing with Robert Dugoni and Stephen James

 Thursday, 7/28/2016 9:00 - 4:00pm

The Story of Your Life: Memoir with William Kenouwer 

 Thursday, 7/28/2016 9:00 - 4:00pm


Classes are $150 a la carte or $125 if registered for the conference. You can register for any one of these classes here.



Volunteers Wanted

If you are registered for the Conference and are looking for an opportunity to network, get to know fellow writers better and give back all at the same time, volunteer.  Send us an email with Volunteer in the subject line to:


Pitch Block Update

Pitch blocks are going fast.  Only a few spaces left in Pitch Blocks C & E. Grab a slot while you can.  Register here. 


Conference Master Classes

Looking to take your writing to the next level? Learn how from legendary agent, Donald Maass.


Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass

Sunday, July 31, 2016  8:30 am - 1:00 pm

$125 if you’re already registered for the conference; $200 if you are not attending the conference

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

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

Thursday Master Class: Navigating the Future of Publishing

Thursday Master Class: The Art of Writing, with Robert Dugoni and Steven James

Thursday Master Class: The Story of Your Life: A Memoir Master Class by William Kenower

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.

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

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