Write on the Sound Announces 2012 Winners

The annual event drew more than 275 participants.

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission and the Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference Steering Committee have announced the winners of its 2012 Writing Contest.

The 27th annual Write on the Sound (WOTS), , brought more than 275 participants to Edmonds from across the Pacific Northwest and 11 states outside Washington.

One of the highlights of the conference was the WOTS Literary Contest, sponsored by Heather Krause and Patricia Thorpe of RBC Wealth Management in Edmonds.

This year’s theme was “destination(s),” and more than 80 entries were submitted in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A panel of independent judges selected the winning entries and the awards were announced during the conference on Oct. 6 by WOTS Steering Committee chair Joanne Otness.

You can download the anthology of the winning selections at www.writeonthesound.com.

2012 WOTS literary Contest winners:


  • First: “Tangletown” by Jena MacPherson
  • Second: “Welcome, Algimar” by Linda Lunde


  • First: “Destination Nursing: 1966” by Eileen McGorry
  • Second: “On an overgrown path in Redmond” by Julianne Paholski Crowl


  • First: “Onto Cedar and Pine” by Shirlee Jellum
  • Second: “Hawaiian Vacation” by Eva-Maria Sher    

Write on the Sound sponsors included Greg Hoff/Edmonds Windermere Real Estate, Walnut Street Coffee, Edmonds Theater, Mary Kay Sneeringer & David Brewster/Edmonds Bookshop, Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area Grant, ArtsNow/EdCC, Edmonds Harbor Inn Best Western, Europe Through the Back Door, Trader Joe's, Petosa's Family Grocer, Columbia Distributors and Costco. 


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