Call for Presenters 2014
October 3-5, 2014

Call for WOTS Presenters 2014

Now in its 29th year, Write on the Sound (WOTS) is an intimate, high quality, affordable writers’ conference that focuses on the craft of writing. A variety of classes are offered for all levels and interests. Special features include pre-conference half-day critique workshops, a keynote speaker, one-on-one manuscript critique appointments, a themed writing contest, book sales featuring books by conference presenters, a meet-and-greet reception and book signing event, and more.


A choice of workshops is offered in four time segments on Saturday & Sunday. WOTS provides a mix of sessions on how-to, motivational topics, various genre, and specialty subjects. Presenters are paid an honorarium (2012: $139 for 75 minute, $166 for 90 minute workshops). Lodging and transportation are only paid for the Keynote speaker, but a stipend is available to those traveling more than 100 miles. WOTS is held at the Frances Anderson Center (Edmonds’ Parks & Recreation facility), 700 Main Street, Edmonds WA, with outstanding views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.  Call 425-771-0228 for more information.


Submission Instructions:  (Please email all requested materials as attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


·  Completed Application Deadline: April 1, 2014 - WOTS Steering Committee begins reviewing submissions in February 2014.

·  Detailed description of presentation topic, plus a 50 word summary of the topic

·  List three things people attending the presentation will learn

·  Current resume, including courses you have taught and location, public speaking experience, publication credentials and 2-3 references.


Selection Process:

Applications are reviewed by the WOTS Steering Committee and Staff.  Selections are based on appropriateness of content for the conference program, topic, and presenter expertise on topic.  If your proposal is accepted you will be asked to provide a 50 word bio and a color photo of yourself in jpg file format.

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Conference Information

This unique and affordable conference hosts a capacity 275 attendees. Attracting presenters and participants from the Northwest, far flung states, and abroad, our Saturday and Sunday workshops offer over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, YA, social networking and creativity are only some of the choices.

Contact Us

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Write on the Sound Conference is located in Edmonds, WA in the Frances Anderson Center.  

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street   
Edmonds, WA 98020


Public Transportation
The WOTS Conference is easily accessible by public transportation
Please check websites for current transportation schedules.

By Bus:  Community Transit   
By the Sounder: Sound Transit
By Train: Amtrak