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Enter one of the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association contests. 

Online Submission: Friday, March 1, 2020

Mail in Submission: Friday, March 27, 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Writing Contest for unpublished work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Learn more about the Unpublished Contest HERE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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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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