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Gilman Village Events

Santa in Gilman Village

Saturday, Dec. 7th & 14th,11am - 3pm

Wine Walk - Saturday, 12/7 6 - 9pm


PNWA Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed

December 16th - January 3rd.

Happy Holidays

PNWA 2020 Conference


$375 Registration. Includes 1 pitch block:

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Now taking workshop proposals:

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Clock hours for teachers attending conference:

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January Member Meeting

How Entering a Contest Prepares You for Submitting to Agents & Editors

Presented by Robert Dugoni

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

King County Library Service Center

(960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)

January 2020 Classes & Workshops


The Art of Personal Essay with William Kenower

This series starts on Wednesday, January 8th and runs through February 12th (9:30am - 12:00pm)

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Write Your Story with Pam Binder

This 8 week series kicks off on Tuesday, January 14th (6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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Book to Movie - The Easy Adaptation with Kim Hornsby

Saturday, January 18th (9:00 am - 5:00pm)

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All classes are at The Writer's Cottage

(317 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste.8, Issaquah, WA)


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2020 Unpublished Writing Contest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

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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The Art of Personal Essay

2020 Winter Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story

Book to Movie - The Easy Adaptation

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

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest Category 2: Historical

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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 63 years.