Manuscript Critiques - Write on the Sound
Manuscript Critiques

WOTS provides an opportunity to have part of your manuscript reviewed by a professional author and instructor. Designed for both the novice and the published writer, a limited number of one-on-one manuscript critiques are by appointment with an additional non-refundable fee of $40 when you register for the conference.


  • Manuscript pages are submitted a month in advance of the conference.
  • Appointments are 15-20 minutes, scheduled during Friday, Saturday and Sunday session times. If you have an appointment, plan to miss part of a session. 
  • Appointments are limited to first come, first served, based on availability. A wait list is available once appointment schedule is full.
  • Pay for your appointment with your registration. You will receive a call from the office to schedule your appointment time after you register. Calls will be made in the order of registrations received (all completed registrations have a time and date stamp).
  • If you have an appointment, the deadline to submit manuscript pages is August 30th. Writers whose manuscripts are not received by the deadline forfeit their appointment to someone on the wait list.
  • Please do not mail your manuscript. Email your pages in a single Word or PDF document toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • No refund on manuscript critique fee.


[All Fiction/Nonfiction and Poetry appointments FULL - call 425-771-0228 to be placed on a wait list]

Fiction and Nonfiction with 
Elizabeth Lyon and Gloria Kempton 

  • Limit one manuscript per person.
  • Pages must be double spaced, on 8.5 x 11" white paper with 1" margins on all sides, in a font size of 12 points.
  • No handwritten work.
  • Fiction Writers: Submit 10 pages of your story, starting with the beginning (prologue or chapter one). On 2 additional pages, include a short synopsis of the whole story, or a query/pitch, and a brief author biography.
  • Nonfiction Writers: Submit 10 pages of your story. On 2 additional pages, include a synopsis or book blurb, and a brief author biography. May also submit a table of contents on separate page.


Poetry with Janée J. Baugher

  • Submit 1 to 5 poems. All forms of poetry are acceptable.
  • All poems should be saved in one document, maximum 10 pages. Pages must be single spaced, font size of 12 points, 1" margins on 8.5 x 11" paper.
  • No handwritten work.
  • Include a brief author biography on an additional page.


Write on the Sound
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020
wotsat symbol mdedmondswablack dotgov

 33rd annual conference
October 5, 6 & 7, 2018


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Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St.

Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228 | wotsat symbol mdedmondswablack dotgov

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)

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