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PNWA 2020 Conference


$375 Registration. Includes 1 pitch block:

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(Each week PNWA will feature a workshop, panel, or conference master class)

Developing and Editing Your Manuscript for Publication

Literary agent Elizabeth Kracht noticed that many manuscripts that are rejected suffer easy-to-solve problems. Based off her newly released The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript, this workshop will cover over 100 points for consideration before submitting to an agent, editor, or indie publishing, such as how to sharpen dialogue and prose, improving characterization, complicating plot, and much more. Elizabeth will also provide a Q&A segment toward the end of the workshop. 

February Monthly Meeting
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Library Confidential! Why Writers Need Libraries as Much as Bookstores
Presented by Deborah Schneider

Meeting Location:
King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

Every writer dreams of seeing their books on the shelves at a bookstore, but have you considered the importance of seeing your books in the library? And the library is more than dusty bookshelves! Learn about the many ways your local library supports writers and authors with resources, services and programs.


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. 

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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2020 Unpublished Writing Contest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 100 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 2: Historical

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 4: Mystery/Thriller/Horror

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 8: Nonfiction/Memoir

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest. Category 11: Adult Short Topics

PNWA 2020 Writing Contest Category 10: Children's Picture/Chapter Book

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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.