NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Weekly Notices for the week of October 8, 2012
16 Items: 5 new events 1 new contest
Please send all submission & event notices to Carol Stephen email@example.com
####Find writing-related services offered by our members at our CAA-NCR website http://www.canauthors-ottawa.org/hire-a-member.shtml
CAA-NCR BRANCH NEWS
ITEM 1: CAA MEMBERS, COME SHARE YOUR WORDS! Starting October, CAA-NCR members will have a chance to read from their work – published or unpublished. At each meeting two members will have eight minutes each to read, one writer of prose and one of poetry. To register for reading at the October or November meeting please e-mail Phyllis Bohonis at firstname.lastname@example.org The first to register for each month after this weekly notice is posted will be accepted and notified. Please state in which month you would prefer to read, October or November. Watch the weekly notices in December to register for the winter months starting in January, 2013. Remember, any member is eligible to read, you do not have to be a published writer. Prose includes books, short stories or articles either fiction or non-fiction.
ITEM 2: CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
(THIRD TUESDAY OF OCTOBER. Note, in November we return to holding meetings on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month)
LOCATION: OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAIN BRANCH, LAURIER AND METCALFE
WRITING FOR CONTESTS presented by Tudor Robins.
Tudor Robins is an Ottawa-born writer with degrees in English Literature from Queen’s University and Journalism from the University of King’s College. She has a strong background in print publishing including serving in editorial and in-house writing roles for several magazines, working as a sales and editorial representative for Harcourt Canada and McGraw-Hill Canada. Tudor is currently a freelance writer in Ottawa. After a variety of successes in writing contests Tudor decided to share her award winning style and expertise. Her workshops have been presented through the Ottawa Catholic School Board as well as to private groups.
At the October CAA-NCR meeting Tudor will walk us through the process of writing for contests; why we should enter, where to find contests, and how to plan our entries – genre, timing geography, etc. We will learn how to get started from the first idea / first sentence / first paragraph, then how to manage word count, formatting and guidelines. She will give us writing and submission tips, show us how to keep track of submissions and the importance of doing so.
For more information about Tudor go to http://tudorrobins.ca/
ITEM 3: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
WITH AUTHOR/TEACHER GWEN SMID
DATE: Saturday October 20, 2012, 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Algonquin College, Woodroffe Avenue, Room T207
This workshop will give young writers tips on writing for contests, finding a publisher and overcoming writer’s block. Come out for fun, ideas, and networking with other teen writers.
In addition to marking essays at Nepean High School, Gwen Smid is an author, a writing presenter, and a picture book reviewer. Gwen’s picture book series, Mary’s Atlas, has been a McNally Robinson bestseller and was featured in the Ottawa International Writers Festival’s “Step into Stories” program. Gwen also writes for big people, an/.d her writing has been published in sources such as The Globe and Mail. Last year, Gwen was awarded second place in the CAA-NCR’s short story contest. currently, she’s working on a novel and her third picture book. Visit her blog at www.marysatlas.blogspot.com
TO REGISTER: Contact Arlene Smith at email@example.com. Fee for this workshop is $20.00. All registrants between the ages of 13-17 (inclusive) will receive a coupon for one free entry to the Canadian Authors Association – National Capital Region Youth Writing Contest ending February 1, 2013.
CAA-NCR BRANCH MEMBER NEWS
ITEM 4: MEMBER SHERRILL WARK TO READ AT PATRICIA K. McCARTHY BOOK LAUNCH NEW
DATE: THURSDAY OCT. 11 6:30 P.M.
Patricia K. McCarthy (Ottawa’s fang queen) launches vampire novel No. 5 at a private party http://www.patriciakmccarthy.com/english/press.asp. Part bloodbath and part bubble bath, her ongoing Crimson series teases readers to make it to the end of each chapter alive. Info and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
ITEM 5: BRANCH MEMBER SONIA SAIKALEY LAUNCH NEW
DATE: Wednesday, October 10 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BOM Burgers on Main (upstairs) 343 Somerset St. W.
(between Bank and O’Connor)
Sonia Saikaley will launch her poetry collection Turkish Delight, Montreal. Admission is free. Food and beverages sold through the restaurant. Books will be available for sale.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 6: EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (EAC-NCR) WORKSHOPS
our upcoming seminars – (More information and online registration at http://www.editors.ca/training/seminars/index.html?field_branch_value_many_to_one=5 )
- Electronic Editing – Tuesday, Oct. 16 (full day). Instructor: Graham Young
- Grammar Fundamentals: Basic Rules for Beginners – Thurs. Oct. 25 (full day). Instructor: Frances Peck
- Starting a Freelance Career – Sat. October 27 (half day, AM). Instructor: Christine LeBlanc
- Estimating – Sat. October 27 (half day, PM). Instructor: Jennifer Latham
- Practical Proofreading – Wed. Nov. 7 (full day). Instructor: Elizabeth Macfie
ITEM 7: OTTAWA ROMANCE WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP
REVISING YOUR MANUSCRIPT WITH ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE
DATE: Saturday, October 13, 2012
LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, Main Branch
120 Metcalfe, Ottawa, K1P 5M2 613-580-2945
This free all day workshop is proudly sponsored by the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library. Join New York Times best-selling author Roxanne St. Claire for a full day workshop to assist authors of all levels and fiction genres. Topics include “How Do You Mend a Broken Scene” which covers scene structure and revisions, and “The Amazing Pace” which deals with all the elements and enemies of perfect pacing in a story.
Roxanne compares “before” drafts of real scenes highlighting specific words, phrases, and lines that are symptomatic of a “broken” scene with the final, published scene, pointing out specific changes that were made in all revisions and rewrites. The workshop covers multiple types of revisions — from light and easy to full rewrites. She shares editorial notes and helps attendees understand how to incorporate editorial suggestions into the revision process.
Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels of romance and suspence. A five-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious Award for outstanding romantic fiction, her books have also won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense for two consecutive years, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, five Awards of Excellence, the Aspen Gold, and many others. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://ottawaromancewriters.com/events/workshops/roxannestclaire.html
ITEM 8: THE BANFF CENTRE IN(TER)VENTIONS: LITERARY PRACTICE AT THE EDGE
APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2012 FOR ALL WORKSHOPS
February 11 – 23, 2013 Faculty: Steven Ross Smith (Director), Joe Amato, J.R. Carpenter, Fred Wah Guests: Johanna Drucker, Lori Emerson, Gail Scott
A groundbreaking residency that enables experimentation and creation in innovative writing practices. In(ter)ventions welcomes interventions in writing as an art form, where the medium itself (language) is the site of investigation. The means of production that might frame such interventions (such as audio, electronic literature, interactivity, vizpo, video, performance, collaboration, and so on) are secondary to and/or juxtaposed with the compositional.
Spoken Word April 3 – 12, 2013
Faculty: Tanya Evanson (Director), Jean-Pierre Makosso, Alexis O’Hara Guests: D’Bi Young, Christian Bök
Lift your poetry off the printed page and learn to deliver it with passion and precision in a public performance. With a specific piece or entire project in mind, this program offers space to write, time to develop strong performance dynamics, workshops, special events, one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to engage in a vibrant network of spoken word artists. Cultivate your craft with the language, rhythm, music, and beat of spoken word.
Writing Studio April 29 – June 1, 2013
Faculty: Greg Hollingshead (Director)
Narrative: Dionne Brand, Caroline Adderson, Stan Dragland, Steven Galloway, Madeleine Thien
Poetry: Karen Solie, Jen Hadfield, Daljit Nagra
Voice and relaxation: Colin Bernhardt
Situate yourself for five weeks in the Canadian Rockies – an ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth – and soak in the time, space, and support you need to pursue your project. Intended for published writers and poets at an early or intermediate stage in their career, the Writing Studio provides an extended period of uninterrupted writing time, one-on-one editorial assistance, an opportunity to engage with a community of artists, and an individually structured timeline to best suit your goals.
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 9: BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: October 15 for the November 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. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php. The calendar contains up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to email@example.com. If you need more info, please Amanda know.
ITEM 10: WE WANT YOUR NAKED NARRATIVE! OTTAWASTORY_2012
Naked Narrative is the theme for this year’s Ottawa International Storytelling Festival, and we’d like to offer you the chance to win a free pass to the Festival performances taking place on November 15-18!
We walked around the Byward Market with lines from stories written on us (most of them the opening lines of stories being told at the Festival) and took photos – and we want you to do the same!
The rules are simple:
- Pick one sentence from your favourite story.
- Write it on your skin. We recommend using eyeliner for easy removal, but if you want to go Sharpie, we applaud your commitment!
- Get someone to photograph the sentence with you standing somewhere public.
#3 is important, because if you don’t want to show the skin where you wrote your sentence in public, then we probably don’t want to see it! Also, if people ask you what you’re doing, please tell them about the Festival! Send us the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and contact information.
Our Festival Publicity Committee will collect the images and choose a winner. The deadline for submitting a photo is October 19. Please note that we claim the right to use the photos submitted as publicity for the Festival. Tickets to the Festival are available here: https://ottawafestivalstickets.ca/event/the-ottawa-international-storytelling-festival-naked-narrative-no-books-no-props-just-stories/
More info about the Festival http://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/festival/
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 11: OCT. 8 to OCT. 14 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
Wednesday, October 10 7:00 p.m. Meira Cook (author of The House on Sugar Bush Road) and Brenda Hammond (author of Cape Town)
Meira Cook’s The House on Sugar Bush Road is set in post-apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela. It’s the story of the intertwining lives of a once-prominent liberal Afrikaner family and Beauty Mapule, their domestic servant of more than thirty years. Cook’s intimately interconnected and finely drawn characters are white, black, rich, poor, beautiful, ugly, old and young; they are also hustlers, do-gooders, petty criminals and sensualists, heading towards dramatic explosions both inevitable and unexpected.
Brenda Hammond will be reading from her novel Cape Town: In 1989, South Africa is on the brink of dramatic change. Oblivious and unaffected, Renee Pretorius, daughter of strict Afrikaans parents, leaves her beloved Karoo farm in order to pursue her dream to study ballet at the University of Cape Town. Cape Town tells of Renee’s journey of awakening in strife-torn South Africa’s mother city in the year before Mandela’s release. It conveys the atmosphere and climate—both political and social—of an extraordinary era.
Friday, October 12 6:30 p.m. Open Mic at Collected Works
No matter what your talent, we want to see it. What better way to spend the pre-party hours of a Friday night than live music, live comedy, live theatre, live poetry, live fiction! Come on by and spend the after-dinner hours with some talented friends!
Saturday, October 13 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Meet Robert Sibley, author of The Way of the Stars: Journeys on the Camino de Santiago
Since medieval times, pilgrimages have been a popular religious or spiritual undertaking. Even today, between seventy and one hundred million people a year make pilgrimages, if not for expressly religious reasons, then for an alternative to secular goals and the preoccupation with consumption and entertainment characteristic of contemporary life. In The Way of the Stars, the journalist Robert Sibley, motivated at least in part by his own sense of discontent, recounts his walks on one of the most well-known pilgrimages in the Western world—the Camino de Santiago.
Robert Sibley is an award-winning senior writer for The Ottawa Citizen. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Carleton University and is the author of Northern Spirits, a ground-breaking study of Canadian political thought.
Sunday, October 14 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Arc Poetry magazine presents a reading by the finalists for the 2012 Archibald Lampman Award
Another yearly tradition! As we get close to the announcement of this year’s Archibald Lampman Award winner, Arc magazine will be presenting the finalists here this afternoon for a reading!
Sunday, October 14 Collected Works goes to the Ottawa Geek Market at the Nepean Sportsplex – 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Ottawa Geek Market is poised to be your ultimate sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming and steampunk shopping experience! Sunday, October 14th at the Nepean Sportsplex and we’re going to be there! Pretty sure Chris and Cat (whoever wins the coin toss and/or fist fight) will be manning not one but two Collected Works booths! The Nepean Sportsplex is located at 1701 Woodroffe Avenue. Admission is $5 and free for kids 12 and under.
ITEM 12: VOICES OF VENUS WITH LADY KATALYST NEW
DATE: October 10 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St.
Women’s spoken word with feature and open mic-$5
It’s that time again!
This month, swing over to Voices of Venus to hear Montreal’s hip hop artist and jazz poet, Lady Katalyst, perform her melodic, narrative-style poetry, and bring your own poems and stories to our all-women open mic. Performers get in free, otherwise it’s $5 at the door (though we won’t turn you away if you’re broke).
From her bio: Lady Katalyst has been performing as a solo artist, and with the Kalmunity Vibe Collective, for over ten years in Montreal and throughout parts of Canada. Her styles range from Hiphop to Spoken Word to Jazzy melodic flows, covering real life subject matter story telling and lyrical phrasing. Her philosophy as an artist is to always push towards the unknown and to live outside of her comfort zone in order to create what’s next.
ITEM 13: TREE READING SERIES
DATE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 9
LOCATION: Ottawa Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
TREE SEED WORKSHOP 6:45 P.M. led by Lise Rochefort on the subject of the Imagists. Workshop is free and open to all. READINGS BEGIN AT 8:00 P.M. SHARP FEATURING Jan Zwicky & Meira Cook: Two fantastic poets at Tree! Jan Zwicky (finalist for the 2012 Griffin Prize) and Meira Cook (multiple prize winner) will read from recent work.
ITEM 14: OTTAWA WRITERS FESTIVAL OCT. 24 TO OCT. 30 NEW
Various locations downtown. Information and tickets: writersfestival.org
Twitter : http://twitter.com/writersfest
To get a fairly comprehensive listing click on this link: http://tiny.cc/cooqkw
ITEM 15: FIRST EDITION READING SERIES 2012 Summer-Fall Schedule
LOCATION: Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts 6 Wilson Street West, Perth, On. 613-466-0663
TIME: All readings begin at 7:00 p.m.
- Oct. 13: Ken McGoogan & Laurie Lewis & John McKenty
- Oct. 27: Zach Wells + hopefully, three Coach House writers: Cordelia Strube, Heather Birrell, and Matthew Tierney
- Nov. 17: Tanis Rideout, Grace O’Connell, & Mike Blouin.
- Nov. 24: Sarah Tsiang, Sandra Ridley, & Christine McNair.
**Please NOTE all readings are on Saturdays at 7 p.m. @ Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts in Perth, Ontario.**
ITEM 16: THOUSAND ISLANDS WRITERS FEST Oct. 10-13
The 4th annual Thousand Islands Writers Festival takes place from Wednesday October 10th to Saturday October 13th in downtown Brockville. This year’s Festival features a Giller winner, four 2012 top ten bestselling novelists, a CBC Canada Reads runner-up, a CBC Bookie winner for best Canadian mystery of 2012, the 2012 People’s Choice Giller winner, and two British Crime Writer Silver Dagger nominees.
At various storefronts in Brockville, featuring fiction writers Brian Francis, Lilian Nattel and Elizabeth Hay; War of 1812 authors David Butters and James Laxer; plus Murder at the Courthouse with mystery writers Peggy Blair and D.J. McIntosh. 613-345-3365, Details here: tiwfestival.org
UPCOMING WRITING CONTESTS
Malahat Monostiches SUMMER-LONG CONTEST, AWARDS EVERY TWO WEEKS! Tweet your pithiest 1-line, 140 character (or less) poems to @malahatreview. The battle of the monostiches begins on June 18 and closes on September 10. Four new books donated by Canadian publishers will be awarded to a semi-finalist every two weeks. On October 1, a special grand prize will be given to the best of the six bi-weekly winners.
Semi-finalists and the grand-prize winner will be tweeted, posted on our website, and announced on Facebook. Enter as many times as you like! Read full contest guidelines on our website. http://www.malahatreview.ca/announcements/twittermonostich.html
MONTHLY TWITTER WRITING CONTEST! DEADLINE: LAST DAY OF THE MONTH AT 11 AM
Scribendi.com is hosting a weekly writing contest that I think would be of interest to your audience. How it Works: The first day of every month at 11 AM, we will announce the topic. Entrants must write a 140-character-or-less tweet, mention @Scribendi_Inc, and summarize the topic. The contest closes the last day of the month at 11 AM.
Summarize This! promotes concise and precise writing skills in a fresh, fun way (http://www.scribendi.com/summarize_this). Prizes range from free editing to Scribendi.com swag.
NEIL POSTMAN AWARD FOR METAPHOR (no fee) Rolling Deadline. Although primarily known as an educationist and a media critic, Neil Postman was, at his core, a “noticer”—and he particularly noticed what we do with metaphor and how metaphor shapes and creates our cognitive world. Postman maintained that words (and words, in truth, are metaphors) are as much the driver of reality as they are the vehicle. Consequently, metaphor was not a subject to be relegated and limited to high school poetry units wherein a teacher drones on about the difference between “like” and “as” and considers the job finished. For Postman, the study of metaphor was unending and metaphors were as crucial as they were omnipresent; they served to give form to and dictate experience. In honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, who died on October 5, 2003, we have established the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. The motivation for the award is simple and two-fold: To reward a given writer for his or her use of metaphor, and to celebrate (and hopefully propagate) Postman’s work and the typographical mind. Each spring the editors will choose one poem from all of the submissions received by Rattle during the previous year. The author of the chosen poem will receive $500. There are no entry fees or special submission guidelines. Send up to 5 unpublished poems plus a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. To browse previous winners, and for information on how to submit electronically, visit our website: www.rattle.com
- The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize Contest Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012. Prizes: $5000 fiction, $5000 poetry, $5000 essay, Entry fee: $20 (US) Full details: http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/
- Winston Collins / Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12, 2012. Descant is pleased to announce the 2012 Winston Collins/ Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem valued at $1000! This annual prize is in memory of Winston Collins, writer and enthusiastic teacher of literature at the universities of Cincinnati, Princeton and Toronto. The prize will perpetuate his remarkable talent for encouraging self-expression through writing. One (1) Winner will receive CAN $1000, plus payment for publication* in Descant. FOR RULES AND ENTRY INFORMATION: http://www.descant.ca/winstoncollins
- UNHANGED ARTHUR “Crime novel” is defined as crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, or thriller, and can be set in any time period and crime-related sub-genre. The Unhanged Arthur shortlist, along with the other Arthur Ellis Awards shortlists, will be announced at the end of April. The winner will be announced at the CWC Arthur Ellis Awards Ceremony. All shortlisted authors will be notified. Deadline: October 15 Prize: Cash + review for publication Entry Fee: $25 Details: http://crimewriterscanada.com/awards/submissionrules/unpublished-manuscripts: 519-826-9693
- THE WRITERS’ TRUST OF CANADA/McCLELLAND & STEWART JOURNEY PRIZE. Deadline: October 15. Submissions are made directly to McClelland & Stewart. Only Canadian literary journals are permitted to submit. Individual submission are not accepted. For short stories published in Canadian literary journals. The winning story and all finalists are published in an annual anthology by McClelland & Stewart. The magazine that published the winning story will receive 2,000. Winners will be announced in March. For more info email email@example.com. Prize: $10,000. Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.mcclelland.com/jps
- The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts (Sarnia, ON) invites entries for its Short Story Competition. First prize: $300. Two second prizes: one student, one non-student. Fee: $10. Open to Canadian citizens only. Length of entry: 500 words max. Deadline: October 15, 2012. http://www.lawrencehouse.ca/shortstorycontest.htm
· Sixth annual Troubadour international poetry prize Deadline Oct. 15 2012. Prizes: 1st £2,500, 2nd £500, 3rd £250 Plus 20 prizes of £20 each Plus spring 2013 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket Plus a prizewinners’ coffee-house reading. http://www.poetrybookshoponline.com/news/272/sixth_annual_troubadour_international_poetry_prize/
- THE ULTRA SHORT POEM COMPETITION Deadline: October 30. All themes and styles welcome.Poems submitted may be previously published, but no previous contest winning poems please. There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet. Prize: $100; $75; $50; $25 + 36 + Publication Entry Fee: $10/5 poems. Details: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Contests.html
- THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE Deadline: October 31. “That which unites also divides and the first object of statecraft is to stop things from getting out of hand.” –Lionel Gelber (Preface to Crisis in the West, 1975). The Lionel Gelber Prize is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy magazine. For more information visit our website. Prize: $15,000 Entry Fee: $50 Details: http://www.utoronto.ca/munk/gelber; 416-946-8901
- ACCENTI MAGAZINE WRITING AND PHOTO CONTESTS. First Prize: $1000 and publication. Deadlines: October 31, 2012 (photo), February 8, 2013 (writing). Open to all writers and photographers, established and emerging, worldwide. Accenti’s writing contest is open to fiction and nonfiction (in English) on any topic; and Accenti’s photo contest asks participants to “Capture an Italian Moment” anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.accenti.ca.
- 2013 Open Season Awards The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. 2012 Deadline: The deadline for the 2013 Open Season Awards is November 1, 2012 (postmark date). This year’s judges will be: Rachel Rose (poetry), Helen Humphreys (fiction), and Susan Olding (creative nonfiction). MORE INFO: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html
- Amprosia, the annual prose competition run by the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, is looking for entries. Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2012. The contest welcomes fiction and non-fiction, accepting prose of all kinds: literary, science fiction, children’s, memoir, essay, creative non-fiction. All entries compete head to head, word for word. Write 1000 words—win $1000.
- Amprosia is also running a cover design contest. The prize is $150, publication on the cover of the Amprosia anthology, plus a contributor’s copy. Entry fee is $5 Canadian. Full details for both contests here: http://wcdr.ca/wcdr/2012-amprosia-the-wcdr-prose-competition/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Both contests close November 1, 2012.
- CBC SHORT STORY PRIZE Deadline: November 1. This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition. All Canadians, whether living in Canada or abroad, or are permanent residents of Canada can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place winner and 4 runners-up. Prize: $6000 + $1000 X 4. Entry Fee: None Details: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/
- WYN LIT 73 NOVELLA WRITING CONTEST Deadline: November 3. Contestants have 73 hours to write a novella based on subject matter supplied by Wynterblue Publishing. Contestants must submit their manuscript via email at the end of the contest and be prepared to follow up with hardcopy postmarked within a week of the end of the contest. Prize: 2 first place prizes + publication Entry Fee: $30 Details: http://www.wynter.ca; 705-752-4586
- Glamour Real Life Essay Contest deadline November 15, 2012 Win $5,000. Story considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Glamour. Meet with a top literary agent. https://secure.glamour.com/contact/real-life-essay-contest?utm_source=Gotham+Writers%27+Workshop+List&utm_campaign=51e00e9055-9_18_12_WEB_FallBooks&utm_medium=email
- Prose and Poetry Prizes 2012: Now in 16th year, international competition for single poems, poetry collections, short stories, micro-fiction, non-fiction; cash prizes as well as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection, special edition of The New Writer magazine each July. Closing date 30 November. http://www.thenewwriter.com/prizes.htm
- BOTTLE TREE PRODUCTIONS ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION FOR WRITERS 2012 The competition runs until November 30th 2012. Winners will be announced in January of 2013. 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. 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. Go online at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/script_contest.html for Paypal options and further details free advice for writers at http://www.bottletreeinc.com/navigation_page_playwrights.html
AND LATER DEADLINES:
- LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL 2012 Personal Essay Contest DEADLINE DEC. 7, 2012. For our second annual Personal Essay Contest, we want to hear about a memorable moment in your life — the day, or the hour, or the second that changed everything. We urge you to be poignant, reflective, funny. Make us howl with laughter. Make us blubber in our cubicles (we can take it!). http://www.lhj.com/community/your-stories/2012-personal-essay-contest/?ordersrc=rdlhj1102107&utm_source=Gotham+Writers%27+Workshop+List&utm_campaign=51e00e9055-9_18_12_WEB_FallBooks&utm_medium=email
- Asheville Poetry Review will accept entries for the third annual William Matthews Poetry Prize from September 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013. All submissions will be considered for publication. Postmark Deadline: January 15, 2013. Submission and prize details: http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/
- AWARD TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Submissions deadline May 1, 2013. The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature . The Award will be given annually to three English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. For further details, submission guidelines etc. on the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, go to http://www.codecan.org/get-involved/burt-award-canada
- THE POETRY SCHOOL / PIGHOG PRESS PAMPHLET (CHAPBOOK) COMPETITION (UK) First Prize: publication by Pighog Press. Runners Up Prizes: Poetry school activities. Judges: Julia Bird & Brendan Cleary Closing date for initial entries: 31 January 2013 Full details at: http://www.poetryschool.com/pamphletcompetition.php
- Summit Studies of Newmarket, Ontario announces a story contest, running until Feb. 29 2013. $3000 in cash prizes to nine winners in four categories, including a $1000 grand prize. They will publish four anthologies in the next two years, and those who do not win prizes may still be published. Writers maintain copyright to their work and are paid a minimum $100 honorarium for a published story. The website for additional info is www.summitstudios.biz. Included are samples of previous winners to familiarize you with types of stories they like to publish. All stories are to be true, and about travel and/or outdoor experiences. They must be true, although literary lic. is acceptable. While “funny” is preferred, those with a thoughtful or heartwarming theme are fine. Hope to hear from you! Stories, generally 1000-2500 words, may be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to Summit Studios, 80 Cardinal Cres., Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5Y4
- One more Ottawa event this week Tree Reading Series presents Jan Conn and Julie Bruck (quillfyre.wordpress.com)
- Literary Notices for Week of Oct. 1 2012 National Capital Region (quillfyre.wordpress.com)