Weekly Notices for the week of May 7, 2012
–18 Items 10 NEW EVENTS & 1 NEW CONTEST!
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ITEM 1: CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION-NCR AWARDS NIGHT
DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 8 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: MAIN BRANCH, OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 120 METCALFE & LAURIER
Awards night is May 8th to honour the Short Story and Poetry winners and finalists of the National Capital Writing Contest.
CAA-NCR 1ST Prize
The Ottawa Citizen 2nd Prize
Collected Works Bookstore 3rd Prize
Finalists announced for 25th Annual National Capital Writing Contest
Alison Griffith, Nepean – A Writer’s Page
Maureen Korp, King Edward Ave. Ottawa – Friday Afternoon
Joan McKay, Ulster Crescent, Ottawa – In the Beginning
Joan McKay, Ulster Crescent, Ottawa – In the Middle of this Century (Dust Covered)
Carol Stephen, Carleton Place – Walking in Thomson’s Red Sumac
Luminita Suse, Gloucester – Mammogram
Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Felicity Crescent, Ottawa – Sylvain et Les Senateurs
James Hooper, Dorion Ave., Ottawa – The Shifting Sands
Roberta Jones, Rockhurst Road, Ottawa – The Stringhouse
Karen Massey, Glenora Street, Ottawa – Tar Man
Ken McBeath, Perth – Walking the Tunnel
André Narbonne, Stewart Street, Ottawa – My mother is in shadow at the top of the stairs
Miriam Sciala, Lanark – Music Mag
“The National Capital Writing Contest is the biggest event of our program year,” says Sharyn Heagle,
President – National Capital Region (Ottawa) Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. The contest was open to any writer within the National Capital Region.
ITEM 2: “POETRY OF PLACE” WORKSHOP WITH TERRY ANN CARTER presented by Canadian Authors Association – National Capital Region NEW!
DATE: Saturday, June 9, 2012, Room T230 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus Room T230
COST: $45 for CAA-NCR members and $75 for non-members
During the morning session, Terry Ann Carter will lead participants through exercises to explore memory: where we come from, where we live now, the influences that shape the written word.
In the afternoon, Terry Ann will explore form: ballad, free verse, haiku, lyric, narrative in order to give shape to some of the morning exercises. Dramatic voices: apostrophe, mask, persona, conversation and experimental elements will also be considered. Participants will receive a twenty-page handout including references for creative writing and publishing.
Terry Ann Carter was shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman award (2011) for her collection of poems A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press, 2010). She’s the author of two other collections: Transplanted (Borealis Press, 2006) and Waiting for Julia (third eye press, 1997). Two collections are forthcoming in the spring of 2012: Day Moon Rising from Black Moss Press, and Hallelujah from Buschekbooks. Lighting the Global Lantern A Teacher’s Guide To Writing Haiku and Related Literary Forms was published by Wintergreen Studios Press (2011). Terry Ann was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for the city of Ottawa from 2005 – 2010. To register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CAA NATIONAL NEWS
ITEM 3: CANWRITE! 2012 WRITERS CONFERENCE
Four days, four ways to access masters, muses & magic!
Win an iPad! The first 50 registrants will be entered in a draw to win an iPad!
The draw will be held during the conference.
DATES: Thurs. May 17, 2012 4:00 P.M. to Monday May 21, 2012 1:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, 500 University Ave. Orillia, Ontario L3V 0B9
Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day routine ? Are you suffering from a serious case of writers’ block? Want to jump start those creative juices by talking shop with fellow writers? Could that draft you’ve been working on benefit from some constructive feedback from your peers or a professional editor? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, the Canadian Authors Association is delighted to invite you to our 91st annual writers’ conference. Join us for easy access to the following options:
* Personal writing time
* Writing circles – learn from your peers
* Blue pencil sessions – get feedback from professionals
* Hands on writing workshops
* Master classes for published and mid-career authors
* Voice coaching for truly effective readings
* Hands on help with social media tools and techniques
* Open mike readings
* Opportunities to promote and sell your book
More information and a link to register:
Questions about CanWrite? Feel free to send us an email or call our toll-free number.
And remember: Register soon for a one-in-fifty chance to win a brand new iPad.
Anita Purcell & Courtney Thompson
Canadian Authors Association
Tel: 705 719 3926 TF: 1 866 216 6222
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 4: SAGE HILL WRITING EXPERIENCE SUMMER WRITING PROGRAM: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 11, 2012 NEW!
Saskatchewan’s summer writing program, the Sage Hill Writing Experience <http://sagehillwriting.ca/> has extended the deadline for electronic applications until May 11, 2012. Our faculty this year:
John Vaillant’s extraordinary book The Tiger was part of the 2012 CBC Canada Reads will lead the non-fiction workshop.
Spider Robinson is a master of the genre and a fierce writer; we are so fortunate to have him teach with us this summer.
Lawrence Hill is a best selling author all around the world, and he’s coming: ‘nuff said.
Ken Babstock has been nominated and won so many awards it’s humbling to have him here.
John Gould and Kimmy Beach are the excellent tag-team for the Introduction to Poetry & Fiction.
Helen Humphreys is one of this county’s strongest writers who has helped many writers, both with her writing and her instruction.
Don’t be shy. Applications may be sent to email@example.com
ITEM 5: EAC—NCR SEMINAR SERIES 2011-2012
Date: Various dates as noted
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Editors’ Association of Canada offers seminars with a hands-on approach to many facets of copy editing and writing. Editors, writers, and communicators can refine their skills, enhance their knowledge base, and improve their communication expertise with seminars taught by industry experts at the highly regarded National Capital Region Branch seminars.
# Punctuation and Mechanics: May 7, 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
# The Secrets of Syntax: May 8, 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NOTE: Space is limited. These workshops are open to everyone. EAC members receive a reduced rate.
CONTACT: Pat Patterson, Public Relations, EAC-NCR, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 6: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS SHORT STORIES
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012.
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).
Send stories by email to email@example.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.
ITEM 7: BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: May 15 for the June 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
ITEM 8: BAICO PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY FOR OTTAWA AUTHORS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL MAY 30 – JUNE 3, 2012
Here is an opportunity to showcase and sell your books for children at the International Children’s Festival May 30- June 3rd 2012 in front of the War Museum. Baico Publishing has been approached by the festival to promote writing, reading and literacy for its annual
festival. With an expected 70,000 students and adults attending the five day event, 3 tents have been set aside for authors (two 20X20 foot tents for showcasing authors’ books and one 10X10 foot tent to do readings).
Authors with books for children (age level up to 16) have an opportunity to book a space at a table. Cost for half a table is $12.50 for half a day or $25.00 a day or $50 a day for a 6 foot
table. Book your spot, time and date by contacting George Laidlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613 831-2505.
ITEM 9: TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2013 NEW!
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
ITEM 10: 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.
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 11: TREE READING SERIES PRESENTS CATHERINE OWEN
& TERRY ANN CARTER LAUNCHING NEW COLLECTIONS NEW!
DATE: Tuesday, May 8 Workshop at 6:45 p.m. Launch at 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Catherine Owen and Terry Ann Carter are both launching new collecctions at Tree on Tuesday, 8 May.
Catherine is the author of 9 collections and has won several significant prizes. Her new collection is called “Seeing Lessons” and has been very well received.
Terry Ann Carter’s new collection is called “Day Moon Rising” and is one of the more beautiful books of the season. This event is also a farewell to Terry Ann. She and her husband are moving out West.
There will be a cash bar and free nibblies.
The Tree Seed Workshop runs at its usual time, 6:45 PM, under the guidance of Robin MacDonald and will be on the subject “Hidden Language.”
There will not be an open-mic on this evening.
ITEM 12: THE MEDIA CLUB OF OTTAWA BOOK LAUNCH NEW!
DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: City of Ottawa Archives (100 Tallwood Drive, corner of Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean)
THE Media Club of Ottawa is pleased to invite the public to a book launch of The Sweet Sixteen – The Journey that Inspired the Canadian Women’s Press Club. Author, Linda Kay will be reading from her book.
Women journalists at the turn of the 20th Century may have been reporting but they were not yet showing their ankles and still could not vote. Nor did they enjoy some of the same perks the job offered to male reporters of the day. But in 1904, Margaret “Miggsy” Graham, a tenacious young Ottawa reporter asked the then Canadian Pacific Railway publicist, Col. George Ham, for the same free press passes the CPR offered her male colleagues so she could travel to the St. Louis World Fair and write about the experience for her newspaper. He countered that if she could find 12 accredited women journalists interested in covering the fair he would give them all free tickets to St. Louis. Previously, when Miggsy had been a teacher in Nova Scotia she had helped start the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union so challenges were not new to her. She found 16 such women and Col. Ham not only kept his word, he escorted them to the fair and back.
The Sweet Sixteen traces that 10-day trip that resulted in the formation of a professional club for the advancement of Canadian newspaper women – the Canadian Women’s Press Club (CWPC). It tells how a train ride revolutionized the journalism field for women.
Over the years the CWPC grew, until there were branches in major cities across the country. Its members have included: Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy and Kit Coleman, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Jeanne Sauvé, Charlotte Whitton, Doris Anderson, Olive Dickason, and Francis Bird who wrote under the pen name Anne Francis. In the 1970s, CWPC changed its name to The Media Club of Canada. Members of the original club were working journalists, but the Media Club has broadened its membership to include journalism students, authors, and writers in various other categories.
About Linda Kay
Linda Kay is associate professor and chair of the journalism department at Concordia University in Montreal. For further information about the Media Club http://www.mediaclubofottawa.ca Media Contact: Kita Szpak
ITEM 13: A MOTHER OF A POETRY SHOW
DATE: Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Café Ninety 7, 97 Main Street Ottawa (near St. Paul’s University)
$5 at the door, $12 for families Craft table for kids
When Flowers seem boring
And brunch feels blasé
Show moms some love with poetry
On Mother’s Day
Hear some of Ottawa’s most creative
Poets and artists of spoken word
Pay their respects to all things
A donation will be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society on behalf of the “Mom on a Mission,” Campaign. (read Abby’s story at www.momonamission.ca )
ITEM 14: LEARNING AND SHARING AT EAC–NCR MAY SPEAKER NIGHT
DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Capital Hill Hotel, 88 Albert St., Mackenzie Room
The speakers’ panel will run from 7:00–7:45 p.m. After a short break, we’ll jump into the town hall from 8:00–8:45 p.m. For more details, read on.
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.: Things I wish I’d known when I was starting out . . .
8:00 – 8:45 p.m.: Editing EAC–NCR: Bring your red pencil
All editors have things they wish they’d learned sooner, and things they’re happy they got right the first time. This will be a highly interactive exchange of wisdom. The panel at the front of the room—with federal government, freelance, and NGO experience—will lead off, but we’ll encourage everybody to share their stories. Our panel:
Jennifer Latham is Director of Editorial Services at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, a past NCR branch chair, and past EAC president.
Elizabeth Macfie, president of Elizabeth Macfie Editing and Indexing, is an editor, proofreader, and teacher. She is a past chair of the EAC–NCR branch and past member of the EAC national council.
Lorie Boucher is Manager of Communications, National Programs, at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Before joining FCM six years ago, Lorie was Director, Corporate Communications, and Manager, Creative Services at Niva, Inc.
Keeping EAC–NCR fresh and relevant for its members is essential to its survival. So, stay for the second half of the May meeting where members will be asked: What do you want from your NCR branch? What can the branch do better or differently? Think about all the services offered by the branch and what can be improved.
Bring your red pencil and join in this facilitated discussion about the future direction of your branch. And don’t forget to bring your business card as we’re offering a fabulous door prize—a half-day EAC–NCR professional development seminar during the 2012–2013 season!
ITEM 15: LiPS ULTIMATE SLAM FEATURING: ArRay of WoRds NEW!
DATE: Friday, May 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E., Perth
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (for sign up & to get yourself a seat).
Cost is only $5 per person, however those who choose to compete (slam) or to do open mic – get in for free.
The LiPS (Live Poets Society of Lanark County) is holding their final qualifying slam of this season. If you have only slammed once this season, this is your opportunity to try & qualify for Finals. Come on out & slam or do some open mic.
Ray a.k.a. “ArRay of WoRds” first appeared in 2009… and won the first slam he ever entered! He quickly became a regular on the Ottawa scene before the call of the world swept him away, off to the Philippines and Central America. In early 2011 he represented Canada at the ‘International Poetry Festival,’ in Granada, Nicaragua.
His national mark was made as part of the Kingston Slam team that made the CFSW Finals stage in 2011. Ray is also now the primary organizer of the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam. Come on out to check out the slam, enjoy the entertainment, grace the stage, support the local talent, be a judge, etc. For more information, contact LiPS at: email@example.com
ITEM 16: REMINDER STITTSVILLE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
ARTISTS & AUTHORS IN THE PARK NEW!
DATE: Sunday May 27th, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Village Square Park (corner of Abbott and Stittsville Main)
Enjoy an exhibition of the best creative works from Stittsville and surrounding areas, and meet the talented artists and authors behind them. Activities for adults and children throughout the afternoon.
About 50 artists & authors on hand to show and discuss their creations (books, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, textiles and more)
Local authors presenting passages from their work
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum demonstrations
Charity BBQ in support of the Ottawa-Stittsville Rotary Club
Children’s Tent featuring crafts, library story time & learning activity
Stittsville Youth Connexion-Stittsville Youth Association stations
Artists & Authors in the Park, hosted by the Stittsville Village Association, has become a spring tradition in Village Square Park. Dozens of artists and authors will be exhibiting their best work in a relaxed park setting that enables conversation between exhibitors and visitors to the park. This event offers a wonderful opportunity for the artistic community to shine. All artists and authors interested in participating are encouraged to contact event co-chairs Metin Akgun or Tanya Hein. Participating artists and authors will be asked to pay a $15 registration fee when they arrive at the park, to cover some of the administrative associated with hosting the event.
For more information: Metin Akgun, co-chair (firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-836-5350); or Tanya Hein, co-chair (email@example.com or 613-686-1842)
ITEM 17: MAY 7 to MAY 20 EVENTS AT COLLECTED WORKS NEW!
1242 WELLINGTON STREET WEST AT HOLLAND Check Facebook for full details or visit http://www.collected-works.com/pages/events.htm
Every Sunday in MAY! Rugrat Readers – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Parents, are you looking to get you and your rugrats out of the house? Looking for ways to get your child interested in reading? In need of an hour of “me” time? Then come on down to Collected Works on Sundays and have your child introduced to the love of reading by a Rugrat Reader, while you peruse the books and enjoy the coffee bar! Readings for children 5 and under from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and for children 6 and older from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11 & 25 Open Mic – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Whether you’ve the urge to perform in front of a fun, accepting audience, or you just want to sit back after dinner on a Friday night with some coffee and enjoy some of the best neighbourhood talent, this is the place to be.
Saturday, May 12. 8:00 P.M. For grown-ups only: Ottawa launch for How to Be Kinkier by Morpheous
Collected Works welcomes back one of Canada’s most excited and knowledgeable sex educators for a grown up evening of… well…kink. Following the incredibly popular first book in the series, How to Be Kinkier dives deeper into the world of BDSM in the same accessible and fun style. With over 200 gorgeous full-color photos and 20 sexy step-by-step photo essays, this book educates and excites at the same time. Having introduced readers to the fun and fabulous basics of adult play with his first book, Morpheous now takes his audience on a trip into the naughtier side of their personalities. A BDSM sex educator for more than a decade, Morpheous has taught workshops in such subjects as rope bondage, the aesthetics of bondage and fetish photography, and advanced and beginner BDSM. He has also taught skill-set specific workshops for professional doms and subs, served as the education director at Toronto’s Bound and Gagged dungeon, and written the hugely popular How to Be Kinky, a beginner’s guide for all things fetish.
Thursday, May 17 Wellington Street Readers meet – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The book club discusses Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch. Meetings are open and new members are welcome at any time.
Friday, May 18 Vernissage Album Art: Another Fu-Tile Endeavour- Jonathan Craven 7- 9 p.m.
From cocktail kitsch to Sinatra and the Twist, the funkiest album covers from the 40s, 50s, and 60s like you’ve never seen them before! Show on display from May 15 to June 15.
Saturday, May 19 Meet Kathleen O’Hara, author of Lost and Found in London 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kathleen was lost in London; now she’s about to be found. Her stay has been rich and exciting… the museums, galleries, influential people. Romantic trips with a new lover. But UK authorities say it’s time to go. It’s not their problem she doesn’t want to leave, and has no idea what to do next. Fortunately, the right person comes along … Lost and found in London is a timely, thought provoking and fun guide for those uncertain times that creep up on all of us and, without knowledge or consent completely change your life. But it isn’t just about personal challenges; it is about developing the skills you need to deal with the issues confronting our planet in a heart-warming little tale.
Sunday, May 20 Artisan Craft Fair – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
One Sunday each month Collected Works is setting up tables to give local artists and craftsfolk the chance to demonstrate and sell their wares! We are providing the space, the roof, the warmth and the coffee and some free advertising. So if you have some unique works that you’d like to sell this is the place for you! Drop Chris C. a line to reserve space.
A note from Chris Carroll at Collected Works Bookstore: You thought we were awesome before… late this spring we will be completely remodeled, capable of double capacity for author events and still taking local authors on consignment! If you have books, we WANT to sell them!
ITEM 18: WRITING CONTESTS COMING UP
CONTESTS MAY DEADLINES
Hindu Temple Youth Corps Story/Article Writing Contests Deadline: May 10, 2012 Children between 5 and 16: write small stories in English, based on Hindu stories from Puranas/RamayanaA’lahabharatha etc. Submit to the Youth Corps. One winning entry will be published on the temple website every month, along with the child’s profile and photograph. Entries must be received before the 10th of each month. Hindu Temple Youth Corps Prizes: Publication Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.thehindutemple.caIHTYC.htm
Wyn Lit 24 Hour Short Story Writing Contest Deadline: May 12, 2012 (monthly contest; dates may vary) Once every month, Canadian members of Winterblue Publishing have the opportunity to enter the 24 hour short story competition Wyn Lit 24 free as part of their membership. If you’re not a member ($30/year), the one-time entry fee is $5 per entry. An email message will be sent including the details of that particular month’s 24 hour short story writing contest. The contest dates sometimes change, so please check the website for updates. Prize: Publication Entry fee: $5 per entry; free to members Details: www.wynter.ca; tel: 705 752 4586
West End Writers’ Club Contest Deadline: May 13, 2012 – mailed submissions; May 15, 2012 – online May be changes; re-check website. Contest results will be emailed to the WEWW membership and contest entrants, and posted on webpage. 750 words maximum for prose or two one-page poems will be accepted. $10 CAD fee per prose entry or up to two poetry entries. Cheques and cashier’s cheques payable in CAD to West End Writers. Now offers online payment and entry. West End Writers’ Club, c/o Chairperson, 30 – 1535 Nelson Street, Vancouver BC V6E I M2. Prizes: $75; $50; $25 Entry Fee: $10 Details: http://www.wewriters.org/contest.html
Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest Deadline: May 15, 2012 We do not accept previously published poems. maximum 40 lines for a single poem, of any theme or form as long as they do not exceed the forty line max. Cheques should be made out to Pandora’s Collective, the envelope should be labelled “Poetry Contest Submission.” All rights return to the poet after publication. Pandora’s Collective (Poetry Contest Submission), 5505 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5W 2S3 Prizes: $100, $50, + publication (three levels) Entry Fee: $5 Details: http://www.pandorascollective.com/what-we-do/contests
The Lush Triumphant – subTerrain ‘s Annual Literary Awards Competition Deadline: May 15, 2012 Entrants may submit as many entries in as many categories as they like. The winning entries in each category will receive a $500 cash prize and will be published in our Fall issue. All entries MUST be previously unpublished material and not currently under consideration in any other contest or competition. Entries will NOT be returned. Results announced in the Summer issue of the magazine. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to subTerrain. Lush Triumphant, subTERRAIN Magazine, Box 3008, MPO, Vancouver BC V6B 3X5 Prizes: $750; $250 + Publication & Subscription x3 Entry Fee: $25 Details: http://subterrain.ca; tel: 604 876 8710
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
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
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
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
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
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
Northern Ontario Poetry Competition Deadline: May 31, 2012. All entrants must be Northern Ontario residents. Poems must be titled and previously unpublished. Make cheques out to White Mountain Publications. There is no official entry form. A SASE will be used to invite you to the awards night and launching of the Anthology in September, the first Saturday after Labour Day. By entering the contest you are giving White Mountain Publications first Canadian rights to publication. White Mountain Publications, Box 1178, New Liskeard ON, POJ IPO Prizes: $100, $75, $50 & Publication Entry Fee: $5 Details: http://www.wmpub.calnopc.htm; tel: 705 647 5424
Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards Deadline: May 31, 2012. QWF holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in five categories: A. M. Klein Prize (Poetry) McAuslan First Book Award Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize Fiction Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction QWF Prix de traduction / Translation Prize Quebec Writers’ Federation, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3, Montreal QC, H3Z 1X4 Prizes: $2,000 Entry Fee: $25 Details: http://www.qwf.org; tel: 514 933 0878
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. You may send your manuscripts anytime between March 01, 2012 and June 01, 2012 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.
ASPIRING CANADIAN POETS CONTEST APRIL 1 TO JUNE 1 2012 Recognizing and Developing Unpublished Canadian Poets. This contest invites the participation of Canadian poets who have not published any of their original creative writing (poems or prose). What are you waiting for? Click on http://www.aspiringpoetscontest.org/How-To-Enter.html for contest rules and guidelines.
DAVE GREBER FREELANCE WRITERS AWARDS from Monday, March 12, 2012 until Friday June 15, 2012 at 5 PM PST. Freelance writers wishing to apply for the book or magazine award can submit their work. Criteria for the awards is set out in the Call for Submissions 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. Thanks so much to our generous donors. If you have questions about the Call for Submissions please call Shirley Dunn at 1.403.259.5689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive an answer within twenty four hours, please contact Brent Gushowaty at email@example.com or phone him at 1-604-727-8437
NEW! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2012 bpnichol CHAPBOOK AWARD Deadline June 30, 2012 A $2000 prize will be awarded for the poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted. Interested authors or publishers should submit three copies of a chapbook of poetry in English published in Canada in 2011. Chapbooks should be no less than 10 pages and no more than 48 pages. Submissions should include a brief C.V. of the author, plus address, telephone number, an email address. Send to: Meet the Presses / bpNichol Chapbook Award, PO Box 26, Station P, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S6. The closing date for submissions to the 2012 competition is June 30, 2012. (Submissions must be received by this date.) Please email Meet The Presses for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.