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Quote of the Week

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"

 - Maya Angelou


Prompt of the Week

You are traveling down a rural country road when you come to a small town and decide to stay for awhile.  Describe the town and what life is like there.

Get to Know...

2016 Conference Agent

Michelle Richter of Fuse Literary


Read his predictions for publishing in 2016.



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.

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


 PNWA Member Spotlight: 

Jeffrey Layton


Check out PNWA member Jeffrey Layton's new book, The Good Spy.

In the icy waters of the northern Pacific, a top-secret mission threatens to explode into a global crisis . . .
A Russian military spy sub lies marooned in American waters near the U.S.-Canadian border. Yuri Kirov, a seasoned security officer, is in charge of the crew's safety--and the operation's success. His only hope is to make a death-defying underwater escape, reach shore undetected, and convince a total stranger that the fate of the world depends on helping him.  Jeffrey's website is here


Member Meeting: Memoir

with William Kenower




Don't miss William Kenower's discussion on Memoir. Your life is a story, and if told correctly, a very interesting one. There is an art to taking the sprawling events of your life and reducing them down to a personal essay or memoir.

Thursday, May 12th 7 - 8:30 pm

King County Library Service Center

960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA

Conference Workshop Spotlight

The Terrain of Desire: Writing the Memoir


Join Ann Putnam and Beverly Conner as they discuss how to overcome self-doubt and lead you through the shaping that takes place as authors decide what to leave in, take out and how to create the sense of 'felt experience'. 

 Workshop Friday, July 29th  2 - 3:30pm

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2016 PNWA Conference

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

Friday Featured Speaker Dinner - Catherine Coulter, C.C. Humphreys, Sheila Roberts, Gerri Russell

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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