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PNWA 2020 Conference

9/24/2020 to 9/27/2020

DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel
18740 International Boulevard Seattle, WA  98188


Early Bird Registration going on now!

$375 for Members

$475 for Non-Members

Includes 1 pitch block

Book by April 1, 2020 before the price goes up!

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Now taking workshop proposals:

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Clock hours for teachers attending conference:

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First Pages: Creative Tools to Jumpstart Your Next Novel

Presented by: Wild Rose Press Editors,

Rhonda Penders and Val M. Mathews

A manuscript’s first page acts like a little window. Here, we peek into your writing power, your storytelling moxie, your unique voice. Usually, if it’s not working on page one, then it’s not working on page two hundred


This is just one of the over 70 workshops, panels and master classes at the 2020 PNWA Conference.

Upcoming Classes at the Writers' Cottage

Book to Movie Adaptation
1 Day Intensive
Presented by Kim Hornsby
Saturday, March 28th  9:00 - 4:00pm

$99 for Members; $150 for Nonmembers

Register HERE.


Fearless Writing

Presented by William Kenower

Saturday, April 4th 9:30 - 12:30

$75 for members; $125 for Nonmebers

Register HERE.

Class Location:
Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8
Issaquah, WA 98027

PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Award a contest for published works

PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2019 can be submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2020 PNWA Conference (September 24 – 27, 2020), will receive $1000 in cash prizes. 

Click here to download a contest form



must be RECEIVED
by March 27, 2020













2020 Unpublished Writing Contest

Online Deadline March 1, 2020
Hard Copy Deadline March 27, 2020

Note: Screenwriting/TV Pilots - only 50 entries accepted

For Mail-in Entry, Click Here
For Online Entry, Click a Button Below:


Mainstream/Literary Historical
Romance / Women's Fiction
Mystery / Thriller / Horror
Sci-fi / Fantasy / Paranormal
Young Adult Middle Grade
Short Story
Childrens Picture/Chapter Book
Adult Short Topics
Screenwriting/ TV Pilot


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PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 7: Middle Grade

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest Category 1: Mainstream

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest Category 5: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 12: Screenwriting/TV Pilots

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 8: Nonfiction/Memoir

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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Hours: Open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 3 pm 

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

Phone: (425) 673-2665




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Helping authors with writing resources and hosting the summer writer's conference for 65 years.