Expertise Matters!

  • Submit a manuscript for the WSRA Journal.  Journal articles are peer reviewed.  Please contact Dr. Easley at [email protected]. Access the PDF of the guidelines HERE.
  • Submit an application to be considered for WSRA's Online Literacy Learning Academy and/or Speakers Bureau
  • Submit a form to request a booth reservation for WSRA 2021. Link coming soon. 
  • Submit a nomination for a WSRA Award. Link coming soon. 
Call for Session Proposals February 1 – June 15, , 2020
All proposals are reviewed and scored by 2021 Program Committee February - June, 2020
Acceptance and Decline Notifications sent Late July 2020
Presenter Agreement Form completed and returned to WSRA August 2020

WSRA 2021 will be a celebration of WSRA's 65th year. 

Here is a PDF to show what is required in the online submission form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click this link to submit a session proposal for WSRA 2021.

The 2021 conference theme is "Ra!sing Our Voices: Empowering All Learners Today to Change the World Tomorrow".

Proposals for WSRA 2021 sessions may be submitted between February 1 and June 15, 2020.

NEW: Saturday, February 13, 2021 "Changing the World One Voice at a Time" This festival will bring young writers, their families, and educators together. Mark your calendar and plan to attend with your students and/or your own children. 

Before writing your 2021 proposal, gather 2-3 research citations and think about which of the strands listed below will best describe your proposed session. Please be ready to attach a headshot photo for yourself (and your co-presenters if applicable).  


Strands for WSRA 2021:

    • Access for All
    • Comprehension
    • Critical Literacy
    • Digital Literacy 
    • Emergent Literacy
    • Intervention
    • Inquiry 
    • Literacy Leadership
    • Middle Level Literacy
    • Secondary Level Literacy
    • Writing Instruction

  • The WSRA Awards Application and Nomination submission will open soon. 
  • Student scholarships are included in the awards application link on this page. The student participant must select a council member or instructor who is familiar with the student and his/her interest in promoting a statement of support, which he or she will write and attach in the online form. 
  • Please see the list below for student scholarships. 
  • Provide a statement of your interest in reading and/or reading education. What is your rational/need for applying for this scholarship? What do you hope to gain from attending this conference? How will you share a portion of the knowledge you gained at the conference with others? Optional, but recommended: What evidence can you provide of your prior involvement in reading-related activities or events (attach documentation) that demonstrates your interest in reading and reading education?
  • Before getting started with the online form, you will want to have a letter of nomination (to attach) from a local reading council member, a zone Coordinator, and/or university ELA instructor documenting your involvement or commitment to literacy education.
  • The student scholarship due date is November 1, 2020. There is a possibility of up to five undergraduate and up to five graduate scholarships granted for each conference. 
  • Click here to see the guidelines for the  Digital Literacies Award of Distinction.