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Enter one of the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association contests. 



The Finalists have been announced! Go HERE to see them.

Due to the pandemic, we are delayed slightly.

Critiques should go out by 9/24/2020.

Winners will be announced at #PNWA2020.


Online Submission: Friday, March 27th, 2020
Mail in Submission are CLOSED. All entries must be postmarked by March 17th, 2020

Writing Contest for unpublished work

12 categories, cash prizes in each category. Categories 1-11 receive two critiques. Category 12 (Screenwriting) will only receive scores.

Critiques for categories 1 - 11 will be sent out by August, 2020. Category 12, Screen Writing, will not receive critiques.

Winners announced at the Conference (September 24 - 27, 2020)


Learn more about the Unpublished Contest HERE


Nancy Pearl Book Award for published books

Categories include:

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


Learn more about the Nancy Pearl Literary Contest HERE


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

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2020 PNWA Conference

Thursday Session: Keynote Brit Bennett

PNWA 2020 Friday: Business and Publishing

PNWA 2020 Saturday Session: The Craft of Writing

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