ECWC Workshop Proposal FAQs


October 13-15, 2017

Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA



1. What are you looking for in a workshop?

ECWC offers a mix of workshops in several tracks, including craft, self publishing, research, business and writer’s life. We are also looking for workshops by subject matter experts in a variety of fields, such as technology, law enforcement, military and science. Please see the category descriptions for more specifics.

2. What can I do to increase the odds of selection?

Previous public speaking experience is a plus, and passion for your topic will not only catch our eye, but also attract conference attendees. The goal is to offer something for every writer at every stage in their writing career. We are also looking for new twists on the old classics.

3. I have a great 90 minute workshop, should I try to cram it all into 50 minutes?

No! We also offer 90 and 120 minute workshop options. Please indicate the time frame that best suits your topic.

4. Is there a speaker fee?

ECWC is designed for speakers to attend the conference: we want to give you maximum exposure with pre-conference promotion and networking. ECWC provides $100 off the registration fee for one-hour workshops, $150 for ninety-minute workshops and $200 for two-hour workshops. This offer is per workshop not per person, so if you co-present with another person, the discount will be split equally between the two speakers. Each presenter must be registered for the conference in order to present a workshop. Conference registration discounts are subject to change and will be included with each presenter agreement.

5. What is the target audience of the conference?

ECWC is a regional conference for aspiring to mid-list authors of commercial fiction. Advanced workshops support our growing number of published authors who desire to take their craft to a higher level. There’s so much talent in the Northwest, you will also meet many wonderful bestselling authors who generously support the conference each year.


Go to the Workshop Submission Form