THE PEIWG WEEKLY 20-26 May 2012

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Happy Victoria Day!

 Welcome to the PEIWG Weekly Bulletin! This is published and circulated through the PEIWG mailing list. It contains announcements of events in PEI and around Canada that may be of interest to the members of the PEI Writers’ Guild and to PEIWG mailing list subscribers.

If you want to share any announcements, articles, interesting or useful links that you think other subscribers will be interested in, send them to mimrlith@yahoo.com; this weekly is sent out on Sunday or Monday every week, so please do not send announcements that need to be sent out immediately.

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PEI LOCAL

 

Finding Your Voice (and Earning a Buck)

Through Genre Writing

Friday, May 25, 2012

7:00pm until 9:00pm

The Guild, Charlottetown

 

FREE EVENT FOR ALL WRITERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM! What do blog, mystery, crime, romance, historical, science fiction, young adult, script, journalistic, technical, copy, ghost and content writing all have in common? They are all genres of writing through which you can find your voice, and find new destinations for your written work.

The PEI Writers’ Guild, in partnership with Culture PEI, invites anyone with an interest in writing to join us for an evening with blogger Bonnie Stewart, young adult novelist Patti Larsen, filmmaker Brian Sharpe, comedian and author Patrick Ledwell, and magazine editor Jordan MacIntyre. This star-studded slate of local talent will share their thoughts on finding a voice and finding a market for writing. Following a brief panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow writers and panelists and get more information on joining a writing group.

The panel and mixer will be held on Friday, May 25th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Guild, at 111 Queen Street, in Charlottetown. Open to the public, or RSVP to the PEI Writers’ Guild at: peiwritersguild@gmail.com

There will be a cash bar and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For information, please visit the PEI Writers’ Guild at www.peiwritersguild.com or Culture PEI atwww.culturepei.ca.

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You are cordially invited to Karen Slater’s book launch 
for “The Tale of the Island Minwings”
on
Saturday, May, 26th, from 3-5 p.m.
at the Stanley Bridge Hall, Stanley Bridge, PEI.
Come and enjoy
Tea and Tarts, and help me celebrate my first book!

 

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Public Meeting, hosted by the City of Charlottetown’s 
Task Force on Arts and Culture 

Monday, May 28, 7 pm, The Guild, Charlottetown

Everyone is welcome to attend

The City’s Task Force on Arts and Culture invites the public to
learn about its mandate, and to bring ideas and suggestions on
how the Task Force can best recommend an Arts and Cultural
Strategy for Charlottetown. A few questions to consider:

How can Charlottetown best support its artists and arts and
cultural sector? How can the City build and promote itself as an
arts and cultural destination? How can it grow its relationship with
the arts and cultural community?

If you cannot attend this meeting, please email your ideas and
suggestions to charlottetownarts@gmail.com by June 30th.

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COX & PALMER 25th Annual ISLAND LITERARY AWARDS

The PEI Writers’ Guild Cox & Palmer 25th Annual Island Literary Awards deadline for submissions is on June 1, 2012. The Island Literary Awards recognize the best in Island writing with cash awards from community sponsors in the following categories:

Lucy Laud Montgomery* PEI Literature for Children Awards (recognizing stories for children aged 5-12)

*Trademark of  The Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc.

Milton Acorn Poetry Awards (8-10 pages of poetry forming an entry)

The Maritime Electric Short Story Awards (for fictions of 2500 words or less)

Clary Pottie Creative Nonfiction Awards (for memoirs, biographies, essays, humour, travel writing and feature articles of 2500 words or less)

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Young Writer’s Awards (young writers may submit work through their schools, any public library, or directly to the coordinator)

 

Entry guidelines, including rules, eligibility, prizes, format and fees can be found online at www.peiwritersguild.com (click on the ILA button). Direct enquiries may be addressed to Carol Corbett, Coordinator at peiwritersguild@gmail.com

The PEI Public Library Service is again collaborating with PEIWG to allow ILA submissions to the made at all local libraries across PEI. Entries delivered to PEI public libraries should be sent to the attention of Trina O’Brien Leggott, Confederation Centre Library. Submissions can also be made directly to the PEI Writers’ Guild at 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown PE C1A 4R3. The deadline for all ILA submissions (postmarked by, or delivered to any PEI public library) is 4 p.m., June 1, 2012. The ILA Gala Award Ceremony will be held in the fall of 2012. www.peiwritersguild.com/pei-writers-guild/pei-writers-guild-membership/

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PWAC SWNB Writing Contest

 

The Southwest New Brunswick Chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada is holding its first ever postcard story competition. Writers from Atlantic Canada are invited to submit a piece of writing (fiction or creative non-fiction) of no more than 250 words on the theme of Canada: A Postcard Home.

Deadline: June 1, 2012

Entry Fee: $5 fee per entry, cheque or money order made payable to PWAC-SWNB.

Prize: $25 gift card from Benjamin Books, Rothesay NB

Email info@trudykellyforsythe.com for rules or visit the PWAC-SWNB Facebook page.

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ARTS EAST

Interested writers from the Atlantic Maritimes are invited to write for Stephen Patrick Clare’s new ARTS EAST e-magazine and website.

Assignments may include CD/book reviews, interviews or coverage of music, drama, visual art, mixed media, etc. events.

Ideal for writers and aspiring journalists who are trying to gain experience and have a published on-line byline, media tickets and similar perks as compensation.

Interested writers can e-mail Michelle Brunet or Stephen Clare at novamedia@gmail.com

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Leaf Press Anthology: Newborns

Leaf Press is gathering poems for an anthology about the newly born, the almost born, the journey in-between. We are interested in thresholds and liminal states; in moments that transcend global cultures. We welcome poems from all the continents, asking only that they be accompanied by a translation to English. We may be able to help, in some instances, with translations.

Please send your poem to:

poems@leafpress.ca

Subject Line: Newborns

 

or to:

Leaf Press

Box 416

Lantzville, B.C.

Canada V0R 2H0

 

We will accept poems that have been previously published. Poets must provide this information (publication, publishing house and date) as well as permission for us to reprint.

 

Leaf plans to publish the anthology in Spring 2014.

Deadline: January 30, 2013

Anthology Editors: Ann Graham Walker and Ursula Vaira

 

Selected poets will be paid a fee of $50.00 CAD plus a copy of the book.

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Call for critical/research articles and Interviews

(Deadline 30 Jun 12/Acknowledge if you are interested on booker_sahitya@rediffmail.com)

It gives us immensepleasure to inform you all that we are going to co-edit two books on IndianEnglish Fiction and the authors/academicians are cordially invited to sendtheir critical/research papers on: (1) Booker Prize Novels of India and (2) Sahitya Akademi Award winning novels. There are totalfour Man booker prize novels by Indian novelists and nineteen Sahitya Akademiaward winning novels. The details of these books are given below. Please don’tmix up two topics into each other. You can also submit your interviews withthese twenty award winning novelists and chances of its acceptance are verybright.

EditorialRequirements

Please read carefully to avoid rejection of submissions:

  1. The purpose of the book is to cater the needs of the students pursuing higher studies, M. Phil and Ph. D on subject novels and authors. Hence there will be no compromise on quality of article as we are no asking for any fee rather publisher will be giving one copy of the book free of cost to every contributor.
  2. Article should be of 8-15 pages.
  3. Strictly written in MLA style(with proper citations and references).
  4. Article exhibiting plagiarism and infringement of copyright will be rejected without intimation.
  5. Article should be send through email attachment only on booker_sahitya@rediffmail.com. No hard copy is required.
  6. Along with submission you must attach certificate of originality, your small bio and mobile no.
  7. Submit only two or three lines of abstract which reveals major focus and theme of your article. It is required for writing the preface of book.
  8. One author can submit maximum of two articles, one for each book.
  9. Excerpts/extracts from the book should not be longer than your critical remarks. Begins and conclude your article with proper critical appraisal and appreciation.

Man Booker Prize Novels of India

  1. 1981 Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children
  2. 1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things
  3. 2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
  4. 2008 Aravind Adiga The White Tiger

Sahitya Akademi Award winning Novels of India

1. 1960 R. K. Narayan TheGuide

2. 1963 Raja Rao TheSerpent and the Rope

3. 1967 BhabaniBhattacharya Shadow from Ladakh

4. 1971 Mulk Raj Anand MorningFace

5. 1977 Chaman Nahal Azadi

6. 1978 Anita Desai Fireon the Mountain

7. 1979 RamaMehta Inside the Haveli

8. 1982 ArunJoshi The LastLabyrinth

9. 1986 NayantaraSahgal Rich Like Us

10. 1988 VikramSeth The GoldenGate

11. 1989 AmitavGhosh The ShadowLines

12. 1990 ShashiDeshpande That Long Silence

13. 1991 I.Allan Sealy TheTrotter-Nama

14. 2000 KiranNagarkar Cuckold

15. 2002 AmitChaudhuri A New World

16. 2004 UpamanyuChatterjee The Mammaries of theWelfare State

17. 2006 RupaBajwa The SariShop

18. 2007 MalathiRao DisorderlyWomen

19. 2010 Esther David The Book of Rachel

Co-Editors

Dr. Vivekanand Jha
Editor, translator & award winning poet
L N Mithila University Darbhanga.

http://poetvjha.wordpress.com

Mb. No. 09996136060

Dr. Rajnish Mishra

Assistant Professor

IMS Engineering College,Ghaziabad.

http://rajnishmishravns.wordpress.com

Mb. No.09958714291

Please don’t circulate about this CFP among your friends or colleagues lest their articles also get published in these anthologies!

 

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Welcome to Carpe Articulum Literary Review!

Carpe Articulum is an international, cross-genre literary review that challenges the traditional format of black and white. CALR seeks to dissolve the interdisciplinary, divisive boundaries and to embrace a wider audience in love with the written word, beautiful photography and a desire to connect with a global community of like-minded people. Scientists, Writers, Journalists, Actors, Homemakers, Artists, Human Rights Activists, Photographers and others from all cultures and walks of life have a place to meet here at CALR. We make a special effort to promote the work of emergent artists in every issue. People who might never have met, find kinship and camaraderie in the unity of the pen. They can experience and touch one another’s lives so that oceans of divide are united by the single turn of a page. The egalitarian nature of the written word, photography, and an accessible literary program make all of this possible.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBSCRIBE! Only through your support can we continue to bring these world voices! Click for a sample: ONE FREE ELECTRONIC ISSUE of our print publication! THIS IS A ONE-TIME gift of last quarter’s issue featuring an exclusive interview with LORD (CHARLES) SPENCER, NINTH EARL SPENCER, about the literary festival at his ancestral home, The Althorp Estate, his favourite reads, and his sister Princess Diana’s charitable legacy. (For best performance, please keep your mouse pointer off the magazine pages while they download.)

WANT TO BE A PART? Send your ideas, editorials, and questions to Hadassah Broscova at Editor-in-Chief@CarpeArticulum.com and you can get published in this international review! The best commentaries, articles, and questions for the editor will be included. Please register at our website, then make your submission. NO SUBMISSIONS ARE COMPLETE WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THANK YOU!

We give away $10,000 every year to outstanding writers and artists and hope you will decide to become a member of our literary family. Enter our fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novella and photography contests at any time of year. If you miss a deadline, your entry will automatically roll over for the next cycle.

The magazine is 150-200 pages of full-colour delight, translated into five languages. We feature short fiction, poetry, informative articles, photography, non-fiction and incredible interviews with hot up-and-coming writers as well as iconic ones such as Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniGeorge Lucas (Star WarsIndiana Jones), Ray Harryhausen (father of motion picture special effects), Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451), Jodi Picoult (author of Change of Heart,Handle With CareNineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper which was made into a major motion picture with Cameron Diaz) and Nicholas Sparks (author of Message in a Bottle, also made into a motion picture with Kevin Costner & Robin Wright Penn, as well as The NotebookThe Last Song, etc.) And that was just last October’s issue!

We hope you will join us and become a vital part of our literary family—without you, none of this is possible nor necessary. Become a cherished reader today!

http://www.carpearticulum.com/submissions/

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WORLD PROPOSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SUBMISSIONS CALL

 

The World Proposal Championships aim to recognize and promote proposal writing excellence and to help fundraisers learn, by example, what it takes to create a winning proposal. In November 2002, Metasoft Systems hosted the first ever World Proposal Championships. The competition was a great success, with hundreds of proposals received from around the world. The second World Proposal Championship launched on September 2007 again with great success and submissions from organizations in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The top proposal by Boat People SOS was awarded the grand prize of $5,000 and the top 100 proposals were included in the online showcase of winning proposals. This year, $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top winning proposals. In addition, we will recognize the top proposals in their respective categories and the top 100 proposals will be showcased online for the world to see.

 

Who Can Enter? Any proposal that has successfully secured a grant for a non-for-profit or charitable organization within the last two years from a foundation, corporation or government body is eligible for submission. An organization may submit an unlimited number of proposals, however only one prize will be awarded per organization.

The deadline for submission is 12:00 (noon) PST, November 1, 2012.

http://bigdatabase.com/big-html/nonsecure/wpc/wpwc_eligibility.asp

 

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BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL

 

DEADLINE:  June 15 for the July issue

 

Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine.  FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines.  Amanda Earl, Managing Editor

 

 

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WRITER’S DIGEST COMPETITIONS  SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS

DEADLINE MAY 21, 2012

We know it takes time to get your book back from a publisher. We have had many writers tell us so. So, now you have time. Get on the phone now and tell your self-publisher that the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards has been extended. We will be accepting entries through May 21, 2012. http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/selfpublished?et_mid=551597&rid=233037386

 

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Deadline: May 31: bpNichol Chapbook Poetry Award ++
Recommended free contest awards C$2,000 for the best English-language poetry chapbook published in Canada in the preceding year. Author or publisher should submit 3 copies of book plus author’s curriculum vitae.

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Adams Media Romance Guidelines

 

Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.

Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.

We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer.

If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at editorcrimson@gmail.com with a brief description of your work-please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot. That’s it! I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can-within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if I request a full.

Thank you for your interest!                      

 

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Prime Research on Education
http://www.primejournal.org/PRE

Dear Colleague,

Prime Resaerch on Education (PRE) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that publishes manuscripts monthly. Manuscripts are being published monthly by PRIME JOURNALS via our website, http://www.primejournal.org/PRE).

PRE is committed to upgrade the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. Follow the above link to view our current issue.

Call for Articles
PRE encompasses all areas of Prime Research on Education. Manuscripts that meet the general criteria of could be submitted for publication. The criteria includes: Original articles in basic and applied research, Case studies and Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

Kindly support this initiative by sending your manuscripts to PRE.primejournals@gmail.com or PRE@primejournal.org

PRE is an Open Access Journal
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader “without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. PRE is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Best regards,

Trisha Omizu
Editorial Assistant
Prime Research on Education
E-mail: PRE.primejournals@gmail.comPRE@primejournals.org
http://www.primejournals.org/PRE

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Call for Submissions: Roseway Publishing

Editor Sandra McIntyre with Roseway Publishing (Nova Scotia & Manitoba) is seeking short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of political fiction. “Political” is open to interpretation—stories can be about politics, whether overtly or obliquely, or political by virtue of their stance, voice, point of view, or underpinnings.
Stories should be 4000 words maximum. There is no minimum length. Short graphic fiction is welcome. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Multiple submissions are okay. Submissions of previously published stories are okay. Canadian authors only.
Payment: $100 for “anthology rights” (print and electronic rights).
The deadline for submissions is: June 1, 2012.

Send stories by email to sandra@sandralit.com

Send stories by mail to:
Sandra McIntyre
c/o Roseway Publishing
32 Oceanvista Lane Black Point, NS B0J 1B0
To receive confirmation that your story has been received, please include an email address or a SASE with your submission.

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Dave Greber Award 2012

 

Freelance writers wishing to apply for the book or magazine award can submit their work from Monday, March 12, 2012 until Friday June 15, 2012 at 5 PM PST.

Information about the criteria for the awards is set out in the Call for Submissions and can be found at http://www.greberwritingaward.com/submissions.htm

The separate book and magazine awards recognize excellence of writing and research in the area of social justice writing and also provide support for independent freelance writers during the publishing process.

The Book Award for 2012 has been increased to five thousand dollars. 

If you have questions about  the Call for Submissions please call Shirley Dunn at 1.403.259.5689 or

e-mail dunnss@telusplanet.net. If you do not receive an answer within twenty four hours, please contact Brent Gushowaty at brentg@telus.net or phone him at 1-604-727-8437

 

215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 130, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2C7 | Phone: (416) 504-1645 |
Email: info@pwac.ca | Website & Resource Centre: http://www.pwac.ca | Find a Professional Writer: http://www.writers.ca

 

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ARC POETRY MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KIDSPO!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 6                     

 

Arc Poetry Magazine fall 2012 annual themed issue

Canada’s poetry magazine is looking for

 

poems for kids & youth

really good illustrations

kids to review poems (lend us your kids!)

your favourite poem as a kid

your published book of kids’ poems

articles & criticism on kids’ poetry

 

Submit your work online; pitches and queries to editor@arcpoetry.ca

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The Travel Itch

 

The travel itch is an irresistible on-line read and the next best thing
to experiencing Canada and the world firsthand. It offers fresh Canadian perspectives on travel that entertain and inform while agitating the itch to go. We are hunting for original travel articles from blossoming and bloomed Canadian writers about their travel experiences at home or abroad. We’re also seeking gripping travel images and film, book and restaurant reviews.

Submission guidelines are at
http://www.thetravelitch.com/pages/submissions.html.

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GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH

 

An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.

 

How it works:  Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured work.

Who is eligible?

 

  • Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses and/or writing workshops are eligible.
  • The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and in-house school publications are exempt.)
  • For full details: http://www.geist.com/gewm

 

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COMPETITIONS

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Summarize This! Twitter Contest

Do you think you can write concisely and precisely?

Develop your writing skills by 

participating in our Summarize This!

Twitter contest.

We are giving you a chance to prove it!

Summarize This! is a weekly contest that requires you to tweet a summary of our featured topic.

How it Works

Every Friday at 11 AM, we will announce the topic of the week. Entrants must write a 140-character-or-less tweet, mention @Scribendi_Inc, and summarize the topic of the week. The contest closes the following Thursday at 11 AM.

This Week’s Topic

May 18 – May 24: Summarize the taste of chocolate cake.

This Week’s Prize

May 18 – May 24: 1000 words of free editing!

The Last Winner

Topic: Summarize the plot of Harry Potter.

Winner: Ali

Entry: A scrawny speckled boy finds some specialty in his striking scar and saves the secret school whose rules he seldom cared for.

How to Enter

Step 1: Follow Scribendi_Inc. on Twitter.

Step 2: Check the topic of the week on either our Twitter page or our contest page.

Step 3: Write your 140-character-or-less summary of the topic.

Step 4: Tweet your summary with the mention, @Scribendi_Inc.

Best of Luck!

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City of Vancouver Book Award

 Deadline: May 23, 2012 The book may be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama written for adults or children and may deal with any aspects of the city: history, geography, current affairs, or the arts published anywhere in the world, may be entered as long as they contribute to an appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, character, or of the achievements of its residents. The book must not have been copy-righted prior to the previous year. Official entry form found on website. City of Vancouver – Cultural Services Department, Suite 501, 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V5Y 1H4 Prizes: $2000  Entry Fee: $20 Details: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/oca/awards/book/index.htm; tel: 604 871 6434

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The New Quarterly Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award

 

Deadline: May 28, 2012

Sponsored by St. Jerome’s University English Dept. Winning Story: $1,000 Entry Fee: $40 per submission*  For a work of short fiction by a Canadian writer in the early stages. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing. There is no word limit; all submissions are judged blind. Though there is only one prize, all submissions will be considered for publication. For full details, see www.tnq.ca/contests

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THE SAVING BANNISTER POETRY ANTHOLOGY CONTEST

Deadline: May 31, 2012  Poems must be titled, previously unpublished, not being considered elsewhere. Please indicate where you heard about our contest. Submissions will not be returned. Only poets included in the anthology will he notified. By entering the contest your give Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch first rights to publish your poem in The Saving Bannister Poets retain all other rights for further publications. Decisions of the judge are final. Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch Poetry Anthology, Box 1069, Fonthill ON, LOS lEO.  Prizes: $200, $100 & $50. Publication Entry Fee: $15/3 poems Details: www.canauthorsniagara.org/ResourcestPoetryContest.html

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James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award

Deadline: May 31, 2012  Every year up to six Aboriginal students will receive this award for their creative writing talent. Creative pieces may include, but are not limited to short stories, poems, essays. plays, or songs and must be original work created by the student. Maximum length is 2,500 words. For each category there will be an ‘up to 12 years of age’ and ’13 to 18 years of age’ recipient. Nomination forms online from the website. Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration 400 University Avenue, 4th Floor Prizes: $2500  Entry Fee: Nominations Details: http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/bartleman.shtml   tel: 1 877 832 8622 / 416 314 7526

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Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize

Deadline: May 31, 2012  Stories on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 20 pages. Entry Fee is $25, outside of North America $35 USD. This includes a one-year subscription to ‘JAR which will begin with the fall issue. Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review. The Antigonish Review Contest, St. Francis Xavier University, Box 5000 Antigonish NS, B2G 2W5. Prizes: $600, $400, $200 & Publication  Entry Fee: $25 Details: http://www.antigonishreview.com/; tel: 902 867 3962

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On The Premises Short Story Contest (no fee)

Online Submission Deadline: May 31

77% of web-based fiction magazines pay their fiction writers nothing.

So do 60% of print-only fiction magazines!

If you’d like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We’ve never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue’s broad story premise. We publish stories in nearly every genre (literary/realist, mystery, light/dark fantasy, light/hard sci-fi, slipstream) aimed at adult readers (no children’s fiction). Our most recent issue featured seven authors we’d never published before and one author making his first fiction sale.

The premise of the current contest is And Now For Something Completely Different. Humorous prose is not taken seriously in today’s literary world. We aim to rectify that. We dare you to write a short piece of fiction that makes us laugh, or at least smile. If you can make us laugh and think, or laugh and feel deeply about someone or something, all the better.

We will not accept parodies of another author’s specific fictional characters or world(s). No exceptions!

You can find details and instructions for submitting your story athttp://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html. To be informed when new contests are launched, subscribe to our free, short, monthly newsletter.

On The Premises magazine is recognized in Duotrope, Writer’s Market, Ralan.com, the Short Story and Novel Writers guidebooks, and other short story marketing resources.

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The 2013 KEN KLONSKY Novella Contest

 

 http://www.quattrobooks.ca/submissions/

 Quattro Books will publish the two best novella manuscripts by a Canadian author as part of their 2013 Publishing list. The novella manuscript should be completed, neatly typed, and not less than 20 000 words or more than 40 000 words. Note the number of words on the cover. Your name may appear in the manuscript’s header or footer. Please take a look at the type of novellas Quattro publishes; we publish literary fiction and do not publish genre fiction (Science fiction or Romances.) You may send your manuscripts anytime between March 01, 2012 and June 01, 2012. Send your manuscript, along with a $15 reader’s fee and your email address, to: Quattro Books Inc, CSI second floor, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4. Manuscripts will not be returned. Reader’s Fee $15

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ASPIRING CANADIAN POETS CONTEST

APRIL 1 TO JUNE 1 2012

 

 Recognizing and Developing Unpublished Canadian Poets.  The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on unpublished Canadian poets. To be launched by Heidi M. Stock in April (National Poetry Month), this contest invites the participation of Canadian poets who have not published any of their original creative writing (poems or prose). With the goal of recognizing and developing unpublished Canadian poets, the prizes for the three winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners) of the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest will include: the publication of their contest winning poetry on this contest website; a listing of their names in the Writing (Contests/Awards) section of the November 2012 issue of Quill & Quire, Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews; and private online mentoring sessions with the contest judge (valued at $1,000 among the three winners).  In its inaugural year, 2012, the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest is pleased to announce Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Evelyn Lau, as Honorary Patron and poet Catherine Graham as judge. Catherine is a much sought after creative writing instructor, who has published four books of poetry. See Contest Judge for her biography. What are you waiting for?

Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2012 to June 1, 2012 only. Contest winners will be announced on October 1, 2012 and notified before this date

Click on  http://www.aspiringpoetscontest.org/How-To-Enter.html for contest rules and guidelines.

 

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GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARDS

DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2012 

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustration) and Translation (from French to English). Each laureate receives $25,000 and a specially crafted copy of the winning book. In addition, publishers of winning titles receive a $3,000 grant for the promotion of the prize-winning book. The Canadian Council for the Arts, Box 1047, 350 Albert Street, Ottawa ON  K1P 5V8. Deadline: June 1, 2012 Prizes: $25,000; $1000 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/zu127826964756111003.htm  1 800 263 5588 (toll-free) or 613-566- 4414, ext. 5573

 

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gritLlT WRITING COMPETITIONS

DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2012 

Poetry: A suite of poems may be up to 300 lines, on any subject. The submission may be made up of a single poem or multiple poems (up to 15) so long as the total number of lines in the submission is 300 or less, including titles. Fiction: submitted story may be up to 3,000 words, on any subject. All three winning submissions of fiction and of poetry will be published in the gritLlT Writing Competition Anthology and may also appear on the grirLlT website. gritLlT: Hamiliton’s Literary Festival, 102 – 69 Hughson Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 1G5. Deadline: June 1, 2012 Prizes: $200; $100; $50 x 2 categories Entry Fee: $20  Details: http://gritlit.ca

 

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Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Sponsored by Writers’ Trust of Canada (The)

Description:

  Lucrative award for books of fiction published in Canada during the calendar year by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Deadline varies depending on when your book was published during the year. Must be submitted by publisher.

Contest Status:

Active

PCI
Recommendation:

  Recommended

Poetry Contest 
Type:

  None

Prose Contest 
Type:

  Published Prose Book: Novel or short story collection

Deadline:

  04/04/12, 06/06/12,08/01/12

Deadline
Comment:

  Prize is awarded once a year, but there are three deadlines depending on when the book was published. Books published between October 1 and April 3 must be received by April 4; those published between April 4 and June 5 must be received by June 6; and those published between June 6 and September 30 must be received by August 1. (New schedule for 2012; former deadlines were April 13, June 15, and August 10).

Publishers are strongly encouraged to submit books prior to the deadlines. Submissions upon release of titles are appreciated.

Rolling
Deadline:

  No

Deadline Type:

  Received By Deadline

Top Award:

  C$25,000

Other Awards:

  Three to five shortlisted books receive C$2,500 each

Entry Fee:

  None

Address:

  Writers’ Trust of Canada (The)
200 – 90 Richmond Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1
Canada

Contact:

  Amanda Hopkins

Phone:

  416-504-8222 x242

Contact Email:

  info@writerstrust.com

Language:

  English

Translations
Eligible:

  Eligible: Translations into English published during the prize year will be accepted; prize will be split with 2/3 going to the author and 1/3 to the translator

Submission
Methods:

  Postal Mail Only

Experience
Level:

  Authors with Published Books

Genres:

  No Restrictions

Geographic 
Eligibility:

  Authors must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Books must have been published in Canada during the year in which the deadline falls. All books must have an ISBN number and be available in Canadian bookstores.

Age of Entrant:

  No Restriction

Other
Restrictions:

  Must be submitted by publisher. No more than two authors per book; no self-published or ghostwritten books; books whose author was deceased at the time of publication are not eligible; no more than 20% of the book may have been previously published in book form in any language.

Titles must be published in Canada between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. Books that are not yet in final published form by the final deadline of August 1, 2012 may be submitted in page-proof form.

All Canadian-based publishers of original manuscripts may enter two books. Companies publishing more than two eligible fiction titles during the calendar year may add one book for every additional two eligible (or fraction thereof) on their fiction list, up to a maximum of five. For example, a publisher with a list of eight qualifying fiction books would be entitled to submit four — two for the first five, one for the next two, and one for the final book. Please note that the rules regarding the number of submissions differ for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize from all other prizes administered by the Writers’ Trust.

Finalists must agree to provide the Trust with 15 additional book copies, affix stickers to books, participate in promotion and publicity efforts, and commit resources, in accordance to their ability, so that finalists can attend the International Festival of Authors in Toronto in October.

What to Submit:

  5 copies of published book (or 3 bound galleys, to be followed by at least 2 finished copies of the book), press kit, entry form, list of titles published by publisher

Guidelines URL:

  http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards/Rogers-Writers–Trust-Fiction-Prize/PrizeHistoryandGuidelines/Prize-Guidelines.aspx

Length Limit:

  Book length (see ‘Other Restrictions’ for number of books/submission)

Submission
Format:

  Publishers should submit 5 copies of the book. Books that are not yet in final published form by the final deadline of August 1, 2012 may be submitted in page-proof form. Include a press kit with author bio and publicity materials, and a completed entry form (email info@writerstrust.com for a copy). On or before August 1, 2012, the publisher must submit a list of all titles published during the 2012 calendar year on which that publisher’s eligibility is based. This list should include authors, titles, and dates of publication. Publishers should also provide electronic images of the author and book cover suitable for reproduction in print materials. Please forward images toahopkins@writerstrust.com

Submissions
Per Entrant:

  One Submission per Entrant

Unpublished
Submissions:

  No

Exclusive
Submissions:

  No

PCI Editor’s
Comments:

  Publishers need to ensure that authors of books chosen as finalists for this prize are able to attend the International Festival of Authors in Toronto in October 2012.

Prize increased from $15,000 in 2009. See website for other poetry and prose contests.

Contest Judge:

  A three-person jury selects the winner and finalists of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The jury acts independently of the Writers’ Trust and is charged with interpreting the mandate and eligibility criteria of the prize, as well as determining which of the submissions best reflect the prize mandate. In evaluating the writing, literary merit is the sole criteria.

Recent Winners:

  2011:
Patrick deWitt, ‘The Sisters Brothers’

2010:
Emma Donoghue, ‘Room’

2009:
Annabel Lyon, ‘The Golden Mean’

2008:
Miriam Toews, ‘The Flying Troutmans’

2007:
Lawrence Hill, ‘The Book of Negroes’

See list of all past winners at:
http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards/Rogers-Writers–Trust-Fiction-Prize/PrizeHistoryandGuidelines/Prize-History.aspx

Winners Notified:

  October

Manuscript
Returned:

  No

Last Update:

  03/01/12

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Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Non-Fiction Prize
Sponsored by Writers’ Trust of Canada (The)

Description:

  Lucrative award for nonfiction books published in Canada between January and September of the current year by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Deadline varies depending on whether your book was published in the first or second half of the year. Translations eligible. Must be submitted by publisher. Formerly known as the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize, changed name in 2011.

Contest Status:

Active

PCI
Recommendation:

  Recommended

Poetry Contest 
Type:

  None

Prose Contest 
Type:

  Published Prose Book: Nonfiction

Deadline:

  04/04/12, 06/06/12,08/01/12

Deadline
Comment:

  Prize is awarded once a year, but there are three deadlines depending on when the book was published. Books published between October 1 and April 3 must be received by April 4; those published between April 4 and June 5 must be received by June 6; and those published between June 6 and September 30 must be received by August 1. (New schedule for 2012; former deadlines were April 13, June 15, and August 10).
Books published after September 30, 2012 will be eligible for the 2013 awards.

Rolling
Deadline:

  No

Deadline Type:

  Received By Deadline

Top Award:

  C$60,000

Other Awards:

  Three to five shortlisted books receive C$5,000 each

Entry Fee:

  None

Sponsor 
Details:

  In 2011, the prize was renamed to recognize sponsorship from the Hon. Hilary Weston that created the largest annual prize for a book of nonfiction published in Canada.

Address:

  Writers’ Trust of Canada (The)
200 – 90 Richmond Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1
Canada

Contact:

  Amanda Hopkins

Phone:

  416-504-8222 x242

Contact Email:

  info@writerstrust.com

Language:

  English

Translations
Eligible:

  Eligible: Translations into English published during the prize year will be accepted; prize will be split 75% to the author and 25% to the translator

Submission
Methods:

  Postal Mail Only

Experience
Level:

  Authors with Published Books

Genres:

  No Restrictions

Geographic 
Eligibility:

  Authors must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Books must have been published in Canada during the year in which the deadline falls. All books must have an ISBN number and be available in Canadian bookstores.

Age of Entrant:

  No Restriction

Other
Restrictions:

  Must be submitted by publisher. No more than two authors per book; no self-published or ghostwritten books; books whose author was deceased at the time of publication are not eligible; no more than 20% of the book may have been previously published in book form in any language.

All Canadian-based publishers of original manuscripts may enter two books; companies publishing more than ten eligible non-fiction titles may add one book for every additional ten eligible books (or fraction thereof) on their non-fiction list, up to a maximum of five.

For example, a publisher with a list of 22 qualifying non-fiction books would be entitled to submit four — two for the first ten, one for the next ten, and one for the final two books.

If a book is chosen as a finalist, the publisher will agree to: supply the Writers’ Trust with 15 additional copies of the short-listed book for publicity, affix stickers provided by the Writers’ Trust to finalist books and the winning book, participate in promotion and publicity efforts and stress the importance of these with their authors.

Suggestions:

  ‘Literary nonfiction includes, among other forms, works of personal or journalistic essays, memoirs, commentary, criticism both social and political, history, and biography. Finalist works will demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. The overall effect of such writing should provide the general reader with an informed, unique perspective on the issue at hand.’

What to Submit:

  5 copies of published book (or 3 bound galleys, to be followed by at least 2 copies of the book), press kit, entry form, list of titles published by publisher, electronic images of author and book cover suitable for reproduction. As of 2012, publishers are invited to submit books electronically IN ADDITION TO hard copies. Contact Program Manager for instructions on uploading e-Pub files.

Guidelines URL:

  http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards.aspx

Length Limit:

  Book-length

Submission
Format:

  Publishers should submit 5 copies of the book. If the book is not published by August 1, send 3 bound galleys. Include a press kit with author bio and publicity materials, and a completed entry form (email info@writerstrust.com for a copy). On or before August 1, 2012, the publisher must submit a list of all titles published during the calendar year on which that publisher’s eligibility is based. This list should include authors, titles, and dates of publication. They should also email electronic images of author and book cover suitable for reproduction toahopkins@writerstrust.com.

Submissions
Per Entrant:

  One Submission per Entrant

Unpublished
Submissions:

  No

Exclusive
Submissions:

  No

PCI Editor’s
Comments:

  As of May 2011, top prize increased from C$25,000 to C$60,000 after a generous sponsorship by Hon. Hilary Weston. Finalist prizes doubled from C$2,500 to C$5,000.

Early submission is strongly encouraged. See website for other poetry and prose contests.

Contest Judge:

  Three-person jury independent of The Writers’ Trust charged with interpreting the mandate and eligibility criteria of the prize, as well as determining which of the submissions best reflect the prize mandate. In evaluating the writing, literary merit is the sole criteria.

Recent Winners:

  2011:
Charles Foran, ‘Mordecai: The Life & Times’

2010:
James FitzGerald, ‘What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son’s Quest to Redeem the Past’

2009:
Brian Brett, ‘Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life’

2008:
Taras Grescoe, ‘Bottomfeeder: How To Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood’

2007:
Anna Porter, ‘Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust’

Winners Notified:

  November

Manuscript
Returned:

  No

Last Update:

  02/20/12

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WYN LIT 24 HOUR SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST

DEADLINE:  JUNE 9, 2012

Once every month, Canadian members of Wynterblue Publishing have the opportunity to enter the 24 hour short story competition Wyn Lit 24 free as part of their membership. An email will be sent including the details of the particular month’s 24 hour short story writing contest. The contest dates sometimes change, so please check the website for updates. Wynterblue Publishing Canada Inc., 128 Rivers Rd E – Unit 22, Callander ON POH 1 HO.

Publication Entry Fee: $5; free to members 

Details:  http://www.wynter.ca  705-752-4586

 

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THE TORONTO FRINGE’S 24 HOUR PLAYWRITING CONTEST

 

DEADLINE JUNE 10, 2012

One of the most anticipated writing contests of the year has up to 60 participants attempting to write a new play in 24 hours. Playwrights show up, are given 4 objects that MUST be incorporated into the script and are given 24 hours to complete a script. The winning play is presented to the public in a free staged reading on the final night of the Fringe Festival featuring noted Toronto area performers. The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival, 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 208, Toronto ON M5S 3A7. Deadline: June 10 , 2012 Prizes: $500 and a staged reading of the winning script; $300; $150 Entry Fee: None Details: Http://www.fringetoronto.com/artist_opp/24_hour_con.html  416-966-1062.

 

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Room Magazine’s Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest


Calling all women writers: Room magazine is accepting submissions for its 2012 annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Deadline: June 15, 2012. First prize in each category is $500, 2nd prize $250, plus publication in the summer 2013 issue of Room. Judges: Cathleen With (fiction), Miranda Pearson (poetry), and Kathy Page (creative non-fiction). $30 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women. Please visit
http://www.roommagazine.com/contest for complete details.

 

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JUST WRITE!

 

WORD ALIVE PRESS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL CANADIAN PUBLISHING CONTEST

DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012

The search for great Canadian authors has begun! Have you written a book or novel? Do you dream about getting published but you don’t know where to start? This could be exactly what you need. Word Alive Press is launching their 9th Annual Free Publishing Contest and will select two winning Canadian manuscripts – one fiction and one non-fiction winner – to publish, market and distribute in both book and e-book format. The total prize package is worth over $10,000 ($5,000 for each winner). For more information contact Caroline Schmidt, caroline@wordalivepress.ca.                       Deadline: June 15 , 2012 Prizes: $10,000 Entry Fee: None Details:  Www.wordalivepress.ca/2012Contest.html  1.800.967.3782

 

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ACORN – PLANTOS AWARD

 

DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012

The award is open to any living poet who is a Canadian citizen or landed Immigrant. The work may be entered by the poet or the publisher. The award itself honours the poet. For volumes that follow in the People’s Poetry tradition of Acorn, Livesay, Purdy, Plantos and others by being accessible to all people in its use of language and image, published during the previous year. Acorn-Plantos Award c/o Jeff Seffinga, 36 Sunset Avenue, Hamilton ON L8R 1V6. Deadline: June 15, 2012  Prizes: $500 + People’s Poet Medal Entry Fee: $25 Details: jeffseff@allstream.net; 905-521-9196 http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/contest_Acorn%20Plantos.htm

 

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WESTERN MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION

 

DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012

Open to magazine publishers, editors, art directors and freelance contributors working in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in the following categories: Magazine writing, Photography, Illustration and Art direction. Western Magazine Awards, 875 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC V313 1R9. Deadline: June 15, 2012 Prizes: $1000; $500;  Entry Fee: $60+HST Details: http://www.westernmagazineawards.ca/  604-945-3711

 

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BRUNSWICK ARTS BOARD AWARDS

 

DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2012  

Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts * Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English Language Literary Arts  *  Pascal Poirier Award for Excellence in French Language Literary Arts.  Nominees must have been born in New Brunswick or have resided there for at least five full calendar years and must have distinguished themselves for their contributions to the literary arts. artsnb, 61 Carleton Street, Fredericton NB E313 3T2. Deadline: June 15, 2012 Prizes: $5,000 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.artsnb.ca/en/awards.php  506-444-4444

 

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PRAXIS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2012 

In order to attract the best scripts in the country, we cover all workshop costs. Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. All rights remain with the writer. Praxis has no proprietary interest in any of the projects. Due to the number of screenplays we receive, we regret that we cannot provide any feedback on an individual submission. See website for more detail. Praxis Centre for Screen Writers, 3305-149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1H4. Deadline: June 22, 2012 Prizes: One week workshop, advisor Entry Fee: $45 Details: http://www.praxisfilm.com/en/competitions/featurefilmscreenpla/default.aspx  778-782-7880

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EDEN MILLS WRITERS FESTIVAL LITERARY CONTEST

 

DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012

Contest is open to new, aspiring, and modestly published writers age 16 or over. Writers may submit either a short story (max. 2500 words), poetry (max. 5 poems/5 pages) or one-act play. There is also a submission protocol to be asked to read at the Eden Mills Festival-see website for details. As the coordinators and addresses sometimes change between our press time, and their deadline please recheck the website closer to the due date. Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Contest,  c/o Susan Ratcliffe, 57-295 Water Street, Guelph ON NIG2X5. Deadline: June 30, 2012 Prizes: $100 + HM Entry Fee: $15 Details: http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/EMWF/contests  519-822-8236

 

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GREAT BLUE HERON POETRY CONTEST

 

DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012

Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. This includes a one-year subscription to TAR which will begin with the fall issue. Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review Contest, St. Francis Xavier University,  Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5. Deadline: June 30, 2012  Prizes:  $600, $400, $200 & Publication Entry Fee: $25 Details:  http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php  902-867-3962

 

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THE JOHN GLASSCO TRANSLATION PRIZE

 

DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012  BUT PLEASE CHECK WITH ORGANIZATION RE DEADLINE AS WEBSITE SHOWS JULY 1, 2012

Awarded by the Literan’ Translators’ Association of Canada each fall, the $1000 prize, created in memory of writer and literary translator John Glassco, is awarded for a translator’s first book-length, literary translation into French or English, published in Canada during the previous year. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature are eligible. The translator must he a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Submissions may be made by anyone interested. Literary Translators’ Association of Canada, Glassco Prize Committee, Concordia University, LB 631, 1455, boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, Montreal QC H3G 1M8. Deadline: June 30, 2012 Prize: $1000 Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.attlc-ltac.org/2011-john-glassco-translation-prize-winners  514-848-2424

 

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest


The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
 is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2012

All contest winners will be announced on August 31, 2012
Prizes:

Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story.

$5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story(ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

 

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details and enter!

 

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

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Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition (Ire)

Sponsor: Munster Literature Centre

Deadline: Annual (31 July).

Contest Type: Prize for a single short story

Details:  http://www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html

The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork. It is a not-for-profit institution, (Irish Registered Charity No.12374), and all proceeds go to benefit writers and writing.

 

The Munster Literature Centre
Frank O’Connor House
84 Douglas Street
Cork City
+21 431 2955

 

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AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

 

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2012

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries! The competition celebrates and champions creative writing, nurturing talent and bringing work to international attention. Aesthetica is inviting all writers and poets to submit to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2012.                                                                           

 There are two categories for entry, Poetry and Short Fiction, and a selection of fantastic prizes including:                                                                                                                                                 £500 prize money – Poetry winner                                                                                                             £500 prize money – Short Fiction winner                                                                               Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual                                                                    Complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual                                                

A selection of books from our competition partners.                                                                

For more information and to enter please visit: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm  Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted. Entry is £10 and allows for the entry of two works into any one category. Deadline: 31 August 2012

 

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81st ANNUAL WRITER’S DIGEST WRITING COMPETITIONS


To help you prepare for the coming year, here’s a comprehensive list of the Writer’s Digest competitions. Whatever your genre, whatever your skill level…we’ve got a competition for you. So mark your calendars – enter and expose your work to agents, to publishers, to peers and to your future fans!

 

 

Poetry Awards

  • Poems are 32 lines or fewer
  • Winners and winning poetry titles will be printed in the July/August 2012 Writer’s Digest
  • All winners will appear on www.writersdigest.com
  • Cash prizes, including $500 for the Grand Prize winner
  • Deadline: December 3, 2012
  • Learn More

 

Short Short Story Competition

  • Open to manuscripts of 1,500 words or fewer
  • The names and story titles of the 1st through 10th place  winners will be printed in the July/August 2012 Writer’s Digest,
  • Winners and winning titles are published on writersdigest.com
  • Cash prizes including $3,000 for the Grand Prize Winner
  • Deadline: December 15, 2012
  • Learn More!

 

Popular Fiction Competition

  • Seeking new fiction in 6 genres: SciFi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult, Romance, Crime, Horror
  • First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
  • Second Prize: The Second Place-Winner receives $500 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
  • Honorable Mention: Honorable Mentions will receive promotion in Writer’s Digest and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
  • Deadline:  September 14, 2012

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CONTESTS HOSTED AT WINNING WRITERS & OPEN NOW
All entries that win cash prizes in these contests will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 35,000 subscribers.

Sports Poetry & Prose Contest – New!
Online Submission Deadline: May 31, 2012
New from Winning Writers, our Sports Poetry & Prose Contest will award $5,000 in total prizes, including a $1,500 top prize for poetry and a $1,500 top prize for prose (fiction and nonfiction). Submit an unpublished entry of 1-2 poems or one work of prose on a sports-related theme, up to 6,000 words in all. Fee is $15 per entry. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Click for the complete guidelines.

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse
Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2012
Now in its ninth year, this contest seeks poetry in traditional verse forms. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad. See the complete guidelines and past winners.

Now Open
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest
Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2012
Now in its tenth year, this contest seeks poems in any style, theme or genre. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400 and $250 will be awarded, plus six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. New this year, there will also be a special $250 bonus prize for humorous verse. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad. See the complete guidelines and past winners.

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Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers 2012

Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html

First Prize       $1,000

Second Prize    $250

Third Prize         $100

Top ten entries are posted on our site.

The entry fee for each submission is $25.

One Act Plays of from 10 minutes to 70 minutes may be submitted by mail or email.

 

By mail to Bottle Tree Productions

at 445 Southwood Drive,

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M-5P8

 

Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

For environmental and storage reasons email submissions are preferred..

 

By email to contest (at) bottletreeinc (dot) com

 

Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html  for Paypal options and further details and to see past winners and their contact info. Before entering you can check out our free advice for writers at  http://www.bottletreeinc.com/navigation_page_playwrights.html

 

Format is not important. Good writing is.

Please do not attach your name or contact name to the script but have that information on a separate sheet of paper, or a separate attachment if emailing.

 

For further information

Phone                                     613-384-8433

or email us. contest (at) bottletreeinc (dot) com

 

Plays can have previously been produced but not professionally.

Plays may also have been entered in other competitions.

 

The competition runs until November 30th 2012.

Winners will be announced in January of 2013

 

If you want a critical analysis of your work please enclose a cheque for $50 made payable to Bottle Tree Productions. or use our pay pal option on our website.

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

 

TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2013

 

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is looking for authors and/or illustrators with new children’s books being released in the fall of 2012 and/or spring 2013 who are interested in touring schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres outside of their home province during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2013.

 

Book Week is a wonderful opportunity for authors and illustrators to promote their work to young readers across the country. The authors and illustrators who are chosen to tour for Book Week will be invited to give readings and/or workshops in the province/territory they are assigned to tour.  The next Book Week tour will run from Saturday, May 4 to Saturday, May 11, 2013.  The deadline for applications is Friday, May 25, 2012.

 

For complete application details and to download the application form, visit the Book Week website under Information for Artists http://www.bookweek.ca/information-artists

 

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EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CONFERENCE 2012: HITTING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MOTHERLODE  

 

DATE: JUNE 1 TO JUNE 3

LOCATION: OTTAWA CONFERENCE CENTRE, 55 COLONEL BY DRIVE, OTTAWA

 

This year’s conference, taking place June 1 to 3, 2012 at Ottawa’s spectacular, newly renovated Ottawa Convention Centre, presents an outstanding program during an inspirational weekend of learning and socializing. Most sessions are in English, but some are in French.

Here is a chance to invest in yourself—whether you’re a freelancer meeting potential contacts/clients and gaining skills to increase your market value, or you’re an in-house editor wisely utilizing training budgets and learning plans to expand your skills set and help advance your career path at work.

http://www.editors.ca/conference/conference2012/index.html

 

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Official Launch of Deux Voiliers Publishing

Friday June 1, 2012
Official Launch of Deux Voiliers Publishing – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
At the Collected Works Bookstore, 1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa,
Ontario
Four Deux Voiliers authors will read from their recent works, followed
by a questions-and-answers session on how to collaborate with Deux
Voiliers as writers, copy editors or graphic artists. Wine will be served.
Readings by

  • Con Cú from his novel Soldier, Lily, Peace and Pearls – a touching tale about post-war Vietnam and Cambodia and new lives in Canada
  • Chris Turner from his anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories – Tales of Other Worlds 
  • Steve Bennett from his mystery novel from Second Century Rome – Last of the Ninth
  • Brendan Ray from his epic trilogy Marching to Byzantium about the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the rise of the Ottoman Empire

For more information on Deux Voiliers, visit our website
www.deuxvoiliers.com

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THE BANFF CENTRE LITERARY ARTS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

                                                                                                           

Apply by June 15, 2012 for the following writing programs:

 

  • Mountain and Wilderness Writing
  • October 26 – November 16, 2012 Manuscript Development: August 14 – October 15

           

APPLY TODAY http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1208&utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=8ad5689add-2012_June15deadlines_LiteraryArts&utm_medium=email

 

Writing With Style (Fall) September 9 – 15, 2012

 

Apply Today

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1189&utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=8ad5689add-2012_June15deadlines_LiteraryArts&utm_medium=email

 

Wired Writing Studio October 1 – 13, 2012

         

Apply Today

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1206&utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=8ad5689add-2012_June15deadlines_LiteraryArts&utm_medium=email

 

 

Self-directed Writing Residencies – Ongoing http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1085&utm_source=The+Banff+Centre&utm_campaign=8ad5689add-2012_June15deadlines_LiteraryArts&utm_medium=email

 

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BOOK SUMMIT 2012 – THE PAGE AND PERSUASION:

DISCOVERABILITY IN AN AGE OF ABUNDANCE              

 

DATE: Thursday, June 21, 2012

LOCATION: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto

COST:  Regular: $166.25 Students/Seniors: $92.75

All prices include HST

 

We now have more options than ever when it comes to what we read. New genres, formats, platforms, and publishing opportunities mean there is now an abundance of content to explore, but how exactly do readers make their choices?

Book Summit 2012 examines ways to connect with your audience and encourage sales. We look at new models within all sectors of the book industry, and are guided by panels of experts through the practicalities and creative considerations of reader engagement.

This event begins in the Fleck Dance Theatre located at 207 Queens Quay West.

For more information, contact the Book and Periodical Council at publicity@theBPC.ca or view updates at http://booksummit.ca/?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+March+20%2C+2012+Communique&utm_campaign=CanAuthors2012&utm_medium=email.

 

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre.

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WRITE IN WALES at Myth, Mountain & Imagination

August 18-24, 2012

Get away from the grind to write and be inspired.

Join us for a week of writing, relaxing and exploring this spectacular, lesser known Celtic gem.  Memoir, novel, creative nonfiction, poetry — all genres and levels.

Learn more: www.writeinwales.com

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Online Writing Classes at Creative Nonfiction

 
The Nonfiction Writers Conference is a VIRTUAL event conducted via teleconference May 16-18. Topics include traditional and self-publishing, ebooks, virtual book tours, social media, strategies to sell more books on Amazon, blogging, SEO, professional speaking, and other book marketing tactics.

Save 50% with this code: 50off at http://NonfictionWritersConference.com.

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Call for Applicants
 Fiction Writing for Children and Young Adults
June 24–July 1, 2012 
A program from the Highlights Foundation
 Fiction stories form fantastic and imaginative worlds. Prepare yourself for the world of writing fiction for children by attending this intensive, week-long workshop. Join workshop leaders Patricia Lee Gauch, Jillian Sullivan, David Richardson, and Robert J. Blake; and special guests Joy Cowley, Peter P. Jacobi, Abby McAden, Nancy Mercado, Holly McGhee.

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Spring Workshops Starting 
May 20th
Spring 2012 workshops 
led by:

Elizabeth Cox 
May 20 to May 26
Fiction and Poetry

Pierce Pettis and Grace Pettis 
June 3 to June 9
Songwriting

James Seay
June 10 to June 16
Poetry

David Gessner and Bill Roorbach
June 17 to June 23
Master class in prose

 

Visit our Website
http://doebranchink.org
for details on fees and registration.

At Doe Branch Ink you will join a community of writers in a beautiful mountain setting. Award-winning writers and teachers. Rave reviews from participants. Time to write, reflect and engage with others. “I had a spectacular week at Doe Branch. All in all, it is a perfect place for inspiration, for starting or re-starting your writing life.”

Imagine a week away from everyday cares and responsibilities — a time to write, reflect and engage with a small group of other writers. With an accomplished writer and teacher as your mentor. And beautiful surroundings, comfortable rooms and delicious meals. Doe Branch Ink, a writers’ retreat located on 50 acres nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, offers all this and more. Just 30 miles north of Asheville in lovely Madison County — “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge” — our retreat takes its name from a spring -fed stream that flows from high in Pisgah National Forest into the French Broad River, a protected National Scenic Waterway. Spring is a beautiful season at Doe Branch: mountain laurel and rhododendron in bloom,  warm days and pleasant evenings. Enjoy our trails, streams and porch rockers as you focus your creative energies on your personal writing goals.

We welcome writers of all levels and all genres to our workshops; what matters is a sense of purpose and willingness to participate in a supportive community. During the week you will have substantial time for your own writing in addition to workshop time and shared meals. Participants have one-on-one conversations about their goals with the writers-in-residence based on a writing sample submitted in advance. Writers-in-residence also lead discussions and readings; there is no formal course work.  Above all, Doe Branch Ink offers a chance to get away from everyday responsibilities and time to write and talk to others about writing.

Workshop fees depend on room choice and average $1,000 for the week, including lodging, meals, refreshments and program fees. If you register with another person you are eligible for discounts and additional savings if you share a room.

Please write us at doebranchink@gmail.com if you have questions or suggestions. And feel free to forward this to friends who may be interested. We hope to see you soon at Doe Branch Ink.

Jim Roberts and Deborah Jakubs
Doe Branch Ink

Doe Branch Ink – Marshall, NC 28753 http://doebranchink.org

 

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Upcoming writing programs at Tatamagouche Centre

 

Independent Writer’s Retreat

Aug 5 – 10, Sun 7pm to Fri 1pm

Unique to this retreat, you can also choose to workshop your writing in the evenings with authors Shauntay Grant and Gwen Davies.

 

Writing for Children: Exploring the Process with Sheree Fitch

Aug 24 – 26, Fri 7pm to Sun 1pm

Come ready to play and discover the rich inner world of your imagination.

 

 

Meghan MacCulloch

Promotions Coordinator

Tatamagouche Centre

259 Loop Route 6

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

 

1-800-218-2220

902-657-2231

http://www.tatacentre.ca

Office hours: Mon-Wed

 

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THE SOUTHAMPTON CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE

WHEN:          July 11-15, 2012

WHERE:        Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY

PRICE:            Varies, depending on whether participants attend the conference for college credit and whether they’re commuters or residents. The highest price is $1,495, room and board inclusive.

Runs concurrently with a general writers’ conference, a screenwriters’ conference and a playwriters’ conference all at Stony Brook University. Participants are welcome to attend electives from other conference. Attendance: 5 tracks with 12 participants in each. At least one workshop in each of the main children’s writing disciplines: picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, and YA.

Past faculty (2011) included Newberry, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Andrea Davis Pinkney; New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton; middle-grade author Tor Seidler; young-adult author Patricia McCormick; and NY Times bestselling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

For more information: http://www.stonybrook.edu/writers/children

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RESOURCES

This section is not intended as an endorsement of the resources listed here.  It is simply being passed along for your information.  You may wish to do your own due diligence on these potential resources.

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ACCESS COPYRIGHT REMINDER:

THE DEADLINE TO MAKE YOUR PAYBACK CLAIM IS MAY 31ST. 

 

Registration with Access Copyright is free. Reproduction of your content shouldn’t be.

Every day across the country individuals in schools, businesses and government copy excerpts from published works to obtain the valuable content they need to get their jobs done. But are you – the owners of that content – being compensated? By registering with Access Copyright, you’ll be paid whenever they find your works copied under one of their licences. Through its licensing framework, Access Copyright provides users with access to valuable content while passing the royalties on to creators like you. Remember:

 

  • Registration is free
  • You receive royalties whenever your works are copied and copying is reported to Access Copyright.
  • Registration provides eligibility for Payback.

 

For more information or to register, go to www.accesscopyright.ca

 

 

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ONLINE SITES TO HELP PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS!!

EVENTS AT COLLECTED WORKS 

1242 WELLINGTON STREET WEST AT HOLLAND

Check Facebook for full details or visit

http://www.collected-works.com/pages/events.htm

Of special interest: “The Industrious Indies” is an events project Collected Works Bookstore has begun to give independent self published authors a chance to display their books and a place the host author events and network. For more information on the project contact Chris Carroll through Facebook or via email

 

 

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Bibliospace.ca

From: Crystal Smith

Subject: New website to promote local authors

I am writing today to tell you about a new website I have created to help local, independent, and self-published authors promote their books.

It is called bibliospace (http://www.bibliospace.ca/). The site includes a detailed listing for each author’s book, consisting of a book summary of up to 250 words, an author bio of up to 150 words, a link to each author’s website, and any additional author contact information (blog, Twitter, Facebook).   In addition to the book listing, there is an alphabetical list of authors and a speakers’ bureau that lists authors by community. The latter page is intended to help book clubs, community groups, libraries, and schools get in touch with authors in their own community for readings and speaking engagements.

I have also added an amazon bookstore with direct links to each author’s books, if they are available on amazon. (There is no charge to submit a book, but I will retain any referral fees from the amazon bookstore. Royalties from all sales go to the author, of course.)

I am a marketing writer and self-published author, so I know something of the effort required to market a book. I am hoping that bibliospace will make it easy for people to find and recommend authors from their own community. The site now has seven authors, including myself, with books in categories ranging from poetry and non-fiction to action and children’s.

I would love it if you could spread the word to the members of your association. If you are interested in submitting any of your works, you just need to send an email, as per the steps outlined on the Submit Your Book page. I appreciate any help you can provide in promoting bibliospace.    Crystal Smith  www.bibliospace.ca   Facebook:bibliospace  Twitter: @bibliospace

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Publications

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NEW BOOK: The Old Love and the New Love 

Hi,

I have just had a new novel published and wanted to let you know about it. The Old Love and the New Love (Ottawa, Baico, 2012, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-926945-70-5) is a blend of humour, romance, history and adventure.

When Cleo, an artist in her early thirties, answers the doorbell one October evening in 1998, she is flustered, not flattered, to find on her doorstep her old lover, Leo Phelan, whom she has not seen in a decade.  She wants no serpent invading the Eden that she and her husband, Andy, have created. Little does she know that Leo will bring a unique sort of danger into their lives. To read an excerpt from the novel, please visit my blog at http://ruthlatta.blogspot.com

If you would like a copy or copies of The Old Love and the New Love, please contact me at  ralatta@cyberus.ca  or the publisher, Ray Coderre of Baico Publishing, 294 Albert St., Suite 103, Ottawa, ON  K1P 6E6, baico@bellnet.ca  (613) 829-5141.

Best regards,

Ruth Latta

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Malahat lite

 

Guidelines for our 2014 Novella Prize:

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html

 

 

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Online Writing Classes

FanStory.com  is a writing site founded in 2000.

On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site uses a six star ratings scale with “1” being the worst and “6” being the best.

Writers are ranked based on the feedback they receive. Separate rankings are available for Poets, Novelists, Short Works (short stories and essays) and Script Writers (television and other forms of screenplays). Trophies are rewarded to the top five writers in each of the individual rankings at the end of the year.

The site recognizes writing with “Recognized”, “All Time Best” and “Seal of Quality” levels. Each level is more difficult to receive with the final level determined by the Seal of Quality committee. The committee is made up of published authors and stand-out reviewers. They offer feedback to help writers get published.

The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).

The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours.

Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 7,000 comments are written on the writing posted daily. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work.

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

All you need to know about ebooks: how to read them,
the different ebook formats, choosing an ebook reader,
and where to find the best specials and free ebooks.

http://www.EbookIntroduction.com

 

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50 CITY & STATE MAGAZINE MARKETS

$6.99. Download in PDF Format.

Would you like to work as a freelance writer for regional magazines? Most city and state magazines work with freelancers and typically cover a wide range of topics – including arts, business, dining, entertainment, fashion, finance, health, home and garden,
lifestyle, recreation, sports, and travel.

We searched through our Markets Plus database of publications and compiled this list of more than 50 city magazines and state magazines in USA and Canada that purchase material from freelance writers.

It is not an exhaustive list of all of the regional publications but lists fifty magazines (actually 57!) that publish their writer’s guidelines online.

For further details and to download this list today see: http://goo.gl/XRjjL

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*****BYLINE HAS A NEW COLUMN IN THE THINK TANK *****

 

If we get enough response, we’ll be launching a Q&A-type regular feature in Byline, complete with cutesy names for the questioners, and answers by our expert and not-so-expert members. (Example for a not-so-expert member to answer: “I got ripped off by one of those so-called publishers. Is it legal to diss them in my Blog? Please say yes.” —  signed, $10K Poorer) A suggested name is “Members in the Know”. Still in the Think-Tank stage, we aren’t sure if one member will handle it — rephrase that: we’ve cornered one of our members into thinking about handling it; whether the questions will be fielded as separate articles to members-in-the-know by a coordinator (the cornered member); or whether the idea will see daylight at all. Contact Sherrill Wark, Byline editor, at sherrill_caa@crowecreations.ca with your questions and cutesy names. We need your real name but won’t print it unless you insist. It’s all about Members Helping Members. If we get a good response, it’ll be a go.

 

****Remember to check out writing-related services offered by our members at our CAA-NCR website   http://www.canauthors-ottawa.org/hire-a-member.shtml

 

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Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

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Worldwide Freelance Writer
http://www.worldwidefreelance.com

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Vol. 9, No.4, April 2012 | SPRING ISSUE EDITION

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Poet vs. poet: Spoken word takes on the printed page
April 18th 2012

Wednesday, April 18th 
7:00 p.m.
The Well, 821 Fort Street
Admission:
$7.50 regular
$5 student
FREE for Friends of The Malahat

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month with a spoken word / written word poetry debate!

Yvonne Blomer will moderate as Kyeren Regehr and Jeremy Loveday take on Iain Higginsand Missie Peters.

Who will win? You decide!

Find out more about the participants on our website.

Be sure to listen to “U in the Ring” on CFUV 101.9 FM on Tuesday, April 17th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to hear Iain Higgins and Yvonne Blomer read/perform their poetry and discuss the similarities and differences between spoken word and written word poetry.

This Side of Westand Malahatspring issue launch May 15th 2012

Tuesday, May 15th
7:00 p.m.
The Well, 821 Fort Street
Admission FREE

Join us as we launch this year’s issue of,This Side of West (the literary journal of UVic’s Writing Students’ Union), along with our Spring issue.

Readings by:
Amanda Merritt
Chelsea Thompson
Charlotte Helston
Karen Enns
Erin Frances Fisher
Madeline Sonik
Patrick Friesen

Copies of This Side of West andThe Malahat Review will be for sale (including our past special issues for $1 each).

All Friends of The Malahat in attendance can choose one free book from our stash.

Be sure to listen to “U in the Ring” on CFUV 101.9 FM on Tuesday, May 8th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to hear Madeline Sonik, Erin Frances Fisher, and Chelsea Thompson read from and speak about their writing.

More info on our website

Upcoming Malahat Contests

 

 

Issue 178, Spring 2012
On newsstands in May!

Featured in this issue are the winners of our 2012 Open Season Awards, including “Apiculture,” the winning fiction piece by Erin Frances Fisher. A year after a mother deserts her family, her husband and two troubled daughters are struggling to cope with their loss while trying to maintain the family apiary. With gentle humour belying heart-rending scenes, this story is sweet as honey yet stings like a bee. In the drone of the yard my head became full of bees: how their queen can defect and how this happened to us once.

“Straw,” a chilling story by Mark Rogers, concerns troubled Leslie Troop, a boy with a girl’s name, who endures braces and bullies, and whose single mother makes ends meet in dubious ways. Leslie’s discovery of hidden guns and ammunition in his house coincides with his retreat into a world of fantasy, informed by the pop culture of Britain in the eighties.It’s everyone lined up on one side, and Leslie Troop standing alone.

In Steven Heighton’s masterful “OutTrip,” the very nature of reality is tested as Benjamin, a recovering addict on a survivalist trek in the “wilds above Osoyoos in a heat wave, parched and hungry” enters into a life-or-death struggle with the Fisher—a menacing character who may or may not be a product of Ben’s imagination. Being out here has changed everything. Your inner badlands have found their match and now inner and outer worlds conform, void to void—a strangely consoling balance.

The winner of the 2012 Open Season Award for creative nonfiction is Tik Maynard, for “Buy BENSTON.”  Mirza, a Croatian basketball player whose father has been “detained” by secret police, hopes that his team’s sponsor, the wealthy owner of the Zagreb Tobacco Factory, can influence his father’s release. But Mirza discovers that player “perks” are not the same as political favours. At the mention of my family he frowns, but recovers quickly. Although he has taken me, an eighteen-year-old boy born with a Muslim name, on his team, the idea that he would help my family suddenly seems absurd.

In “Shriek,” an absorbing and layered personal essay by Madeline Sonik, the author recollects working in England when she was seventeen. Adjusting to raucous employers and their (hilariously) rude children, she was also left to puzzle over the unnerving shrieks heard on her street. Rumours of a captive leopard lead to ruminations on the possible connection between the 1970s fad for exotic pets and the subsequent mysterious slaughter of rural sheep.  It would be several years before the hypothesis of exotic-animal dumping would be used to explain the strange and savage livestock killing on Exmoor….

The poetry in this issue rivals the spring blossoms. Twenty-two poets are represented, including 2012 Open Season Award for poetry winner, J. Mark Smith (“Landscape with petroleum plant and sewage treatment facility”). Other contributors are: Tammy ArmstrongDarren Bifford,Kate EdwardsKaren EnnsTed GilleySusan GillisCarla HartsfieldDaryl HineJill McDonoughMaurice MierauJordan MounteerMarilyn Gear PillingKerry-Lee PowellMedrie PurdhamDavid ReibetanzRachel RoseJean-Mark SensRussell ThorntonMatthew TierneyAnne Pierson Wiese, and Patricia Young.

And for your further inspiration, a total of nine new Canadian books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are discussed in cogent reviews by Shane RhodesTanya Lester, Chris JenningsSandra McIntyreSusan BraleySusan Olding, and Roger Knox.

 

Where to buy a copy of The MalahatMunro’s Books

Munro’s Books
1108 Government Street
Victoria, BC

Dave Hill, Manager of Munro’s Books answered a few of our questions about the fate of literary magazines in bookstores today.

Approximately how many literary magazines does Munro’s currently stock? Is this more or fewer than, say, ten years ago?

We carry approximately 50 literary magazines and many more than that if you include review and industry journals. Before we started carrying magazines in the nineties we carried journals such as The Malahat Reviewand PRISM International but only a few and mostly Canadian. There probably hasn’t been a significant change in the last ten years though.

Read the rest of this interview on our website.

The winners of our 2012 Founders’ Awards

Congratulations to Patrick Friesen, whose poem “storm windows” won this year’s P. K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry, and Daniel Karasik, whose short story “Witness” won this year’s Jack Hodgins Founders’ Award for Fiction.

Patrick Friesen‘s “storm windows” appeared in issue #174, Spring 2011 . He will read this poem and others at our Spring 2012 launch on May 15th. You can read“What Matters is the Song: Melanie Godel in Conversation with Patrick Friesen” on our website.

Daniel Karasik‘s “Witness” was published in issue #176, Fall 2011. You can read the story in its entirety and “I Followed the Voice: Melanie Godel in Conversation with Daniel Karasik” on our website.

Board meeting: A Q&A with poetry board intern Kyeren Regehr

Describe your ideal poem. Does the subject matter? Where would its strengths lie?

My ideal poem is one that lingers. One that stays in my head for days, or longer. So I guess the question is, why does a poem linger? I think it’s partly to do with its rhythm, with the musicality and precision of the diction, the beauty with which something is phrased, with the freshness and emotional capacity of imagery—but it’s more than that, isn’t it? There’s something timeless about a good poem, something that captures the essences of the human consciousness, or the essence of a thing, or the thingness of a person. And then there’s another intangible element, one that you can talk about, but you can never really pin down. Not truly. Because in the act of pinning it down, you’ve tamed it, you’ve lost what it was that swept you up. I’m personally attracted to poetry that has a kind of rawness, that isn’t carved into an over-polished poetic gem—I want a bit of emotional leakage, or exposure, or wildness in there. I want evidence of craft and poetic control, and a simultaneous falling apart. The work I’ve been most enamored with this year is Joe Denham’s book-length poem Windstorm. I haven’t come across anything as emotionally charged and wild AND poetically honed, since discovering John Thompson’s Stilt Jack. There’s passion and abandon and fierce longing, in Windstorm, there’s duende. But there’s also amazing poetic craft: the first several pages are written in a wild terza rima, and there are a dozen or so “torn” sonnets that reflect their content perfectly. The form and content are so fused that you could be forgiven for missing the formal aspects. But I’m not necessarily a neo-formalist— I just want poetry that makes me go wow. Is that too much to ask?

Read the rest of this Q&A on our website.

 

 

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phati’tude
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at 
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WINTER 2012
¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America

FALL 2011
BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE:
Remembering September 11th

SUMMER 2011
SUMMER SIXTIES SPECIAL

SPRING 2011
SPRING HAS RETURNED:
A Season of Renewal

 

WINTER 2011
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE:
From the Harlem Renaissance to Today

 

FALL 2010

EKPHRASIS:
A Conversation Between Poets and Artists

 

SUMMER 2010
THE LAVENDER ISSUE:
Shedding Light On
LGBT Literature

 

SPRING 2010
MULTICULTURALISM:
In Search of a
New Perspective


COLLECTIBLE
INDIAN SUMMER:

Featuring the Works

of Native American
Writers

COLLECTIBLE
We’re All In
This Together

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T R A N S I T I O N S

These last couple of months have been one of transitions: the loss of the great American poet, Louis Reyes Rivera, who passed away on March 2, 2012; and the decision to put phati’tude Literary Magazine on hiatus after the release of ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE?, our Latino issue. When I look at the cosmos of the universe, I am convinced these monumental changes are of no small coincidence.

As I inferred in my Editor’s Note on the website, we have been working at such breakneck speed, we need . . . I need . . . time to reflect, regroup and tend to the many things I have let fall through the cracks. Louis’ sudden death helped put some of this in perspective, both on a personal and professional level . . . to slow down, focus on and zone in so that we can do an even better job, and alleviate some of the pressures we’ve had to deal with in publishing the magazine with minimal resources. My priority these days is to raise money and increase magazine sales so that we can cover all of our expenses. Most people do not understand that as a print-on-demand publication, it costs very little to publish and post the magazine for sale online (less than $50 bucks), but for us the costs of expenses, including contributors’ copies is enormous, especially since we are earning very little money from magazine sales. Our goal is to change that, and we feel confident that change is in the air.

In the meantime, please be sure to check out the preview of¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? as well as previews of our other issues (we just switched to ISSUU, which I find reads PDFs from our website much better than Google Docs), and most important, pass the word along and encourage people to purchase phati’tude Literary Magazine on Amazon.com. This is our biggest problem; most people don’t even realize we exist, but we do and we need your help to spread the word.

We will continue to thrive, change and grow. Look for updates on the website from time to time, an event in New York City to celebrate¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? and a couple of other unexpected surprises.

Cheers and many thanks for your friendship and continued support. See you in January 2013!

—Gabrielle David
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief


Team phati’tude News

We’ve got some pretty terrific people working behind the scenes at phati’tude Literary Magazine who have have some great projects and businesses that might be of interest to you.  Feel free to contact them directly.

Our Art Director, Lorraine Miller Nuzzo, has created with her husband, Joe Nuzzo a new website, ROCKUS NEWS.  They are looking for a few good writers to do write-ups on bands, review CDs and attend concerts (free CDs and press passes to concerts in the NYC metro-area). There is no pay (at least not right now), but Lorraine is great to work for and with, and at the very least, you will have a lot of fun. rockus@rockusnews.com

Michelle Aragon is the owner and operator of ART SCENE TODAY, a monthly juried competition and online exhibition that was created to give emerging artists around the globe worldwide exposure in the contemporary arts. Entry fees are $15 for one image ($5 for each additional images) and are juried by prominent artists from around the world.

Managing Editor Jen Johnson is the publisher and owner of Broken Publications and Soul Vomit an annual anthology published by Broken Publications. Soul Vomit has an open call submission for its 2012 anthology, “Domestic Violence.” Deadline is October 1, 2012.

Adam Wier, Head Translator for the Latino issue andJesús Papoleto Meléndez’s forthcoming book, recently graduated from Hunter College and completed a degree in Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation and Interdisciplinary Honors Studies. He is the managing director of Haberdasher Theater, Inc. in New York City. haberdashertheatre@gmail.com.


WHAT’S THE BUZZ . . .

Did you know that our organization, the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. does other programs besides phati’tude Literary Magazine?  Check this out:

2Leaf Press is pleased to announce the publication of Jesús Papoleto Meléndez’s forthcoming book, an “omnibus” of his two collections, Have You Seen Liberation (1971), and Street Poetry & Other Poems (1972) as a bilingual edition. Our team of translators, led by Adam Wier, include Marjorie Gonzalez and Carolina Fung Feng. Stay tuned onFacebook to check out our progress as we embark on this historical adventure.

Litwiki.org is an idea we’ve been “ruminating” about for quite some time.  It looks like we may actually get a chance to go forward in its development later on this year.  If you have any ideas, suggestions or wish to contribute, contact Gabrielle David at gdavid@theiaas.org.


Institutional Subscriptions to phati’tude

phati’tude Literary Magazine signed up with library subscription services to expand its library market.

Literary magazines are the “new books” because each issue provides a variety of authors in one book-length publication.

 

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phati’tude Literary Magazine has published up to 400 poets, artists and writers that includes essays, articles, penetrating and in-depth interviews, short stories, book reviews and lots of poetry in just one issue.  We’ve also publish a large selection of artwork and photographs, so we believe we have a lot to offer to readers, and specifically subscribers, which is our major target audience.

 

Why? Libraries have been the wellspring for literary magazines for over a century because librarians recognize that provide readers access to new writers they’ll want to learn more about and whose books they’ll eventually read.  A literary magazine is also an ideal bridge between readers and authors, as well as an invaluable resource for researchers investigating obscure works by well-known writers.  As an added plus, they’re a prime source for writers discovering appropriate publications to which to submit their work.

 

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The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) is a New York-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 to promote multicultural literature and literacy.  In order to foster understanding of and respect for cultural diversity, the IAAS collaborates with poets, writers, artists, scholars and community organizations to promote literary talent and achievement through innovative programming.

 

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