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  Congratulations to our 2017 contest winners!

 Winners and finalists unable to attend our Awards Celebration will be mailed their certificates and prize money.   


unpublished and published author contests

NaNoWriMo Discount

Did you participate in NaNoWriMo in November 2017?  If so, you are eligible for a discount.  Get 10% off the entry fee if you entered NaNoWriMo OR 15% off if you 'won' - meaning you got to 50,000 words.  To claim your discount, we'll need to see a screen shot of your 2017 novel and the word count.  To do that, log into your NaNoWriMo account.  Click on the 'novel' tab to show the title of your 2017 novel and then click on 'stats' to show the word count.

Literary Contest (a contest for the unpublished author)

To enter click HERE.

Don't miss this opportunity to put your work to the test and compete with some of the best writing talent in our international PNWA Literary Contest.

There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques. Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors.


DEADLINE: March 23, 2018

Nancy Pearl Book Award (a contest for the published author)

To enter click HERE.

The Nancy Pearl Book Award is our new writing contest for completed, published books.

Categories include:

  • Best Book, Fiction Mainstream or Literary
  • Best Book, Fiction. Genre
  • Best Book, Memoir.


All PNWA members with books published in 2017 are welcome to enter! All entrants must be current members.

Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors.

DEADLINE: March 23, 2018

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