NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Weekly Notices for the week of April 23, 2012
–20 Items 9 NEW EVENTS & 19 NEW CONTESTS!
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ITEM 1: CANADIAN WRITERS’ CONTEST CALENDARS FOR SALE
An excellent source of contest information is the Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar, edited by CAA member Deborah Ranchuk. This is organized by month by deadline date. It provides a summary on each contest and where you can find more information. It can be purchased from the branch for $18.00 members or $22.00 for non-members. Contact Arlene Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAA NATIONAL NEWS
ITEM 2: 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
BRANCH MEMBER NEWS
ITEM 3: LOUISE RACHLIS ANNOUNCES A BREAKFAST BOOK LAUNCH
DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 1119 Baxter Road (at Iris) Ottawa
You and your friends are cordially invited to join Louise Rachlis and her friends at the book launch, reading and signing of Feeling Good: Life lessons from my friends.
Breakfast and books will be available for purchase.
Book proceeds are being donated to Parkinson Society Ottawa
in honour of daughter Diana Rachlis.
ITEM 4: NEWS FOR MEMBER ERNIE TANNIS NEW!
Ernie Tannis has been invited to the second annual international conference on Kahlil GIbran on the theme of Globalization and Conflict, at the Marriott in Hyaattsville Maryland May 3-6, 2012. His essay
on the relationship between President Kennedy’s famous “Ask not…” phrase in his 1961 inaugural address to Gibran’s quote has been accepted as the conclusive answer to this literary debate that has not yet been settled for decades. Scholars, academics, writers world-wide are attending and his paper will be published as part of their proceedings. Mr. Tannis, after years of research, is hoping the Kennedy Library will include Gibran’s similar phrase from 1921 in Arabic will be included in their genealogy of quotes through a mediated dialogue, to evidence thinkers and writers from East and West seeking reconciliation across the centuries and the cultures”.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
ITEM 5: THE POETRY GARAGE WITH SANDRA RIDLEY
DATE: Saturday Apr 28, 2012 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave
A two-hour session on fine-tuning the mechanics and dynamics of your poems. Your work will be read and discussed in a supportive small-group environment, facilitated by Sandra Ridley (winner of the 2009 Alfred G. Bailey Prize and 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing, a finalist for the 2011 Ottawa Book Award, and sessional instructor of poetry at Carleton University). Participants will be encouraged to provide constructive feedback. Once registered, submit up to five pages of poems, in advance, to be workshopped. Material can be emailed to sandraridley -at- bell.net or can be dropped off c/o Paul Tyler at the Carlingwood Branch by April 21st. Register here:
ITEM 6: HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLER with BRIAN HENRY NEW!
DATE: Saturday, April 28 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lions Club, 935 Sydenham Road, Kingston
This workshop will give you the inside scoop on what gives a novel best-selling
potential. You’ll learn how to get readers emotionally involved in your story, how to
raise tension, control your pacing and keep your readers turning the pages. But you
won’t just hear about some of the best secrets of the trade; you’ll learn how to apply
them to give your own writing a sharp new edge.
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher
for more than 25 years. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his
students get published; some – such as Kelley Armstrong – have even landed on the
New York Times bestseller’s list.
Fee: $32.74 + 13% hst = $37 paid in advance or $35.40 + 13% hst = $40.00
ITEM 7: OLIVEWOOD & LAUREL: VILLAGE RETREATS IN GREECE NEW!
WRITE IN GREECE!
Hosted by Suzanne Harris, CAA – Alberta Branch member
Registration deadline is May 15. Reserve your creative escape soon!
Writers, our Slow Down and Just Be retreat (September 2012) was designed with you in mind. Join us for a two-week experiential escape that encourages you to slow down and immerse in Greek village life, relax, and reset the balance in your life. The retreat will take you from the busy streets of Athens to a peaceful seaside village in the southern Peloponnese. You will leave relaxed and renewed, with new experiences to draw upon in your creative endeavours.
This retreat is largely unstructured, allowing you plenty of free time to do your own thing, while eliminating the worries of navigating a new culture and language on your own. We will be a small team of only 12. We’ve done all the planning and organizing. The only thing missing is you! Visit www.OlivewoodandLaurel.com for details.
ITEM 8: THE BANFF CENTRE LITERARY ARTS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Apply by June 15, 2012 for the following writing programs:
* Mountain and Wilderness Writing
* Writing With Style (Fall)
* Wired Writing Studio
Mountain and Wilderness Writing October 26 – November 16, 2012
Manuscript Development: August 14 – October 15
Faculty: Marni Jackson, Tony Whittome
Delve into a writing project that focuses on adventure, history, or the environment during the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
Writing With Style (Fall) September 9 – 15, 2012
Program director: Elizabeth Philips Creative non-fiction: David Carpenter
Writing for children: Janet McNaughton Poetry: David O’Meara
First chapter, novel: Dianne Warren
Whether you have attended many writing workshops or this is your first, Writing With Style is a transformative experience.
Wired Writing Studio October 1 – 13, 2012
Program director: Fred Stenson
Fiction and other narrative prose: Peter Behrens, Charlotte Gilll, Jessica Grant
Poetry: Don Domanski, Barbara Klar
Poets and writers of fiction and other narrative prose pursue their artistic visions and develop their voices through one-on-one editorial assistance, both on-site at The Banff Centre and online for five months following the residency.
Other writing opportunities:
* Aboriginal Emerging Writers – Apply by May 1, 2012 http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1131&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
ITEM 9: WRITE BY THE RIVER – THE FICTION WORKSHOP ENGLISH 2903A CARLETON UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2012 – May 8 – August 14 Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m.
“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
Richard Taylor will offer the Summer Fiction Workshop, English 2903A, Tuesday evenings, 6-9 p.m. from May-August. This half credit course will appeal to anyone interested in writing post card stories, short stories, novels, and creative non-fiction such as blogs, personal essays, humour, travel and memoir writing. Time will be devoted to fun, stimulating writing exercises, learning how to balance inspiration and discipline, finding a personal voice, choosing a subject and developing a sense of structure. For one assignment, the class will be organized into groups of three writers and each group will write a three chapter mini novel. There will be group critiques of works-in-progress and creative revision and self-editing. The workshop will consist of beginners, and more advanced writers of all genres. On warm evenings some class time will be on the banks of the Rideau River. For more info, please check the English Department website; Rick’s website www.taylorswave.ca and e-mail Rick at email@example.com
ABOUT RICK TAYLOR
Rick has published a collection of short stories, a novel, many feature magazine articles and an Australian travel memoir, House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art and the Surfing Life. For 20 years he has taught over 100 writing workshops in Ottawa, Hong Kong, Australia and Tuscany. Since 1995, when he was Carleton writer-in-residence, he has taught the Fiction Workshop. This summer he will offer his Seventh Annual Write by the Lake summer writers retreat in Val-des-Monts Quebec near a waterfall at his beautiful lake house, Monet Bay. While surfing and swimming around the world, he is working on an unusual book about swimming with writers, Water & Desire. All memory is fiction – Spalding Gray
ITEM 10: 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.
# Electronic Editing: April 23, 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
# 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
ITEM 11: NONFICTION WRITERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
DATES: via teleconference May 16-18, 2012
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. Speakers include Dan Poynter, Mark Coker, John Kremer, Michael Larsen, Stephanie Chandler, Penny Sansevieri, Jane Atkinson, Jim Horan, D’vorah Lansky, Roger C. Parker, Karl Palachuk, Dana Lynn Smith, Kevin Smokler, Peter Bowerman, and Bill Belew. Pull up a seat on your couch and join us as 15 top speakers cover how to publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books! Details and registration: http://www.nonfictionwritersconference.com/ .
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
ITEM 12: JOB OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR – GRAIN MAGAZINE, REGINA, SASK.
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) seeks an enthusiastic self-starter to join the Saskatoon team at Grain Magazine in the position of Business Administrator.
The Business Administrator provides support to ensure the continuous, timely production of this quarterly, award-winning literary journal, published by SWG. The successful candidate must be able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines, have knowledge of budgeting and bookkeeping, be PC literate and have excellent skills using Microsoft Office For a more detailed job description, please visit the SWG web site at www.skwriter.com/.
ITEM 13: BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: May 15 for the May 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
IN THE INTEREST OF WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
ITEM 14: TREE READING SERIES TUESDAY APRIL 24, 2012 NEW!
LOCATION: Arts Court, Library Room, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Tree Seeds workshop 6:45 – 7:45 P.M. on the subject of making your own chapbook. These workshops are free and open to all.
Chris Hutchinson & Darren Bifford will read at Tree, 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, 24 April 2012. Tree meets in the Library Room of the Ottawa Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue.
ITEM 15: MONTREAL POETRY PRIZE WINNERS IN OTTAWA!
DATE: Saturday, April 28 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. TIME CHANGE
LOCATION: Library Room, Ottawa Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
What does a $50,000 poem sound like? What about the winning poem in the broadside competition? Mark Tredinnick (Australia) won $50,000 for one poem, “Walking Underwater”! Come out to hear him read. Also reading is Linda Rogers (Canada). Linda is a former LCP President, Victoria B.C. poet and former poet laureate of Victoria. In 2000 she was Canada’s People’s Poet. Linda’s poem, “The Grasshopper’s Silence,” on the Prize short list, was selected to be published as the Montreal Prize broadside winner.
ITEM 16: BOOK SUMMIT 2012 – THE PAGE AND PERSUASION: DISCOVERABILITY IN AN AGE OF ABUNDANCE NEW!
DATE: Thursday, June 21, 2012
LOCATION: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto
COST: Early Bird until April 30, 2012: $142.50 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.
ITEM 17: MAGNET: CANADA’S MAGAZINE CONFERENCE – FOCUS FORWARD NEW!
DATE: June 5 – 8
Members of the Canadian Authors Association qualify for the members’ registration rates and are welcome to attend the events. Simply click on the droplist beside <Select for Member Rate> and select CAA. Early bird rate ends May 4, so check it out now.
MagNet, happening June 5 – 8 in Downtown Toronto, is Canada’s premiere public policy, professional development and networking conference for magazine professionals.
MagNet is the destination to network and learn, and to celebrate Canada’s dynamic magazine industry. MagNet attendees include publishers, editors, digital media managers, printers, circulators, designers, art directors, managing editors, bloggers, freelancers, photographers, and people interested in starting a magazine. For all the information, registration and guidelines, go to Overview of MagNet at: http://magnet.magazinescanada.ca/?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+March+20%2C+2012+Communique&utm_campaign=CanAuthors2012&utm_medium=email
ITEM 18: APRIL 23 to 29 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
Open Mic returns in April! Dates to be announced. Watch our events page and Facebook page for updates.
Every Sunday in April! 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.
Saturdays, April 28 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Meet in-house travel expert, writer, and blogger Travelling Matt
Collected Works’ in house traveling guru Matt Connolly will be setting up shop somewhere near the coffee bar to answer any travel related questions you might have. He has read all the books, logged more air time then the average Air Canada pilot and is a TICO certified vacation planning wizard with over fifteen years arranging government and military travel! If you have any questions about an upcoming trip Matt is the man to ask!
Friday, April 27 7:00 p.m. Arthur Milner reads from Masada/Facts
In collaboration with the Great Canadian Theater Company, Collected Works hosts renowned playwright and professor Arthur Milner as reads from and talks about his new collection of plays Masada/Facts. Arthur Milner is a Canadian playwright and theatre director who lives in Val-des-Monts, Québec. His most recent play, Facts, was produced by Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company and New Theatre of Ottawa in April 2010. Milner is a former Resident Playwright and Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and has worked as dramaturg for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, the Banff Playwrights Colony, and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. He has taught playwriting at Concordia University in Montreal and theatre history at Carleton University and Algonquin College in Ottawa.
Sunday, April 29 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Apartment 613 Bookclub
A new club to celebrate books and the people who love them. The first book is the latest work by Ottawa literary heavyweight Elizabeth Hay, Alone in the Classroom, which has been called Hay’s “most intricate, compelling, and seductive novel yet”.
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 19: 4TH ANNUAL ONTARIO WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 2012
DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2012
LOCATION: Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, Ajax, Ontario
This is an intense day of workshops, lectures, a plenary session and speakers.
Wherever you’d like to wander, if you’re interested in writing, we’re confident you’ll find a path to nurture your interests somewhere within the pages of the Ontario Writers’ Conference website. (But if you don’t, please let us know!) Click here for more info on the program and for registration details:
ITEM 20: WRITING CONTESTS COMING UP
CONTESTS WITH APRIL DEADLINES
TWUC CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 16TH ANNUAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION PRIZE DEADLINE APRIL 24, 2012 The Writers’ Union of Canada. Submissions accepted until April 24, 2012. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 1,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author. PRIZE $1,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian children’s publishers. DETAILS: http://www.writersunion.ca/cn_writeforchildren.asp
Elora Writers’ Festival writing competition invites entries for their 9th annual writing competition. Prizes: $200, $100, $75 (4 age categories). Submit: Short story/personal essay (1500 words max.) and poetry (75 lines max). Deadline: April 27, 2012. Entry fee $15 (fee only for writers 20+ category). Festival and contest details here: http://elorawritersfestival.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-step-one-word-at-time.html
NEW AND URGENT Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction Deadline: April 27, 2012 Prize: $10,000 Entry fee: none Details: www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2529&p=11277; email: email@example.com; tel: 519 884 1970
NEW AND URGENT CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION EMERGING WRITER AWARD Deadline: April 30, 2012 Prize: $500 plus membership Entry fee: none Details:www.canauthors.org/awards/guidelines.html#emerging; firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 1 866 216 6222 (toll-free)
NEW AND URGENT Canadian Writer’s Journal Short Fiction Contest Deadline: April 30, 2012 Prize: $150, $100, $50, plus publication Entry fee: $5 Details: www.cwj.ca; email: email@example.com; tel: 705 647 5424
Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Award Deadline Extended from March 12 to April 30, 2012. The revised filing deadline is Monday, April 30 at midnight, Pacific Time. Questions, contact: Barbara Gaughen (“gone”), Barbara@Rain.org +1-805-968-8567 See http://globalebookawards.com/
CONTESTS MAY DEADLINES
NEW The Frances E. Russell Grant Book Award Deadline: May 1, 2012 Prize: $1000 Entry fee: none Details: www.ibby-canada.org/?page_id=127; email: Russell@ibby-canada.org
NEW The Malahat Review Far Horizons Award for Poetry Deadline: May 1, 2012 Prize: $500; publication $40 per printed page Entry fee: $25 ($30US for US entries, $35US for entries from Mexico and outside North America Details: www.malahatreview.ca/far_horizons_poetry/info.html; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 250 721 8524
Short Story, Poetry And Black & White Line Art Contest Plus Self-Published Book Prize. The CANADIAN STORIES literary folk magazine is pleased to offer the 4th Contest for Short Stories, Poetry, Black & White Art and a Self-Published Book Prize. A total of over $3000 in prize money will be awarded. DEADLINE: May 1, 2012. Notification Approximately June 15, 2012. CONTEST DETAILS AT: http://www.canadianstories.net/contest.html
The CBC literary prizes recognize the best in original, unpublished writing by Canadians. CBC creative nonfiction prize. Competition opens March 1; deadline May 1. Visit http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/ FOR FULL CONTEST DETAILS
Writers Digest Annual Competition. Deadline May 1, 2012. Enter the 81st Annual Writing Competition and gain access to agents, to editors, to your peers, to readers. Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection and entrants will gain the spotlight they deserve. Compete and Win in 10 Categories! http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition?et_mid=542024&rid=233037386
OPEN TO INTERPRETATION: A Juried Book Competition of Photography, Poetry and Prose Current Calls for Writers Intimate Landscape. Submission Fees $10 per entry. New Extended Deadline: May 1, 2012 photos: http://www.open2interpretation.com/intimate_landscape_results.html Writing guidelines: http://www.open2interpretation.com/writing_guidelines.html Submit writing http://www.open2interpretation.com/submit_manuscript.html
NEW! Writers’ Collective Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest Deadline May 4 2012 Send three copies of your postcard – good quality photocopies are acceptable – along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship between the story and postcard can be as tangential as you like, so long as there is some clear connection to the image or place. Stories must he original, unpublished works of fiction of 100 words or less. Cheques should be made payable to the Writers’ Collective. Writers’ Collective Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest, University of Winnipeg, 4th Floor Library, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9 Prizes: $100; $50; $25 + publication Entry Fee: $5 Details: www.thewriterscollective.org/programs/contests; tel: 204 786 9468
NEW! Winnipeg Free Press / Writers’ Collective Short Fiction Contest Deadline May 4, 2012 Original, unpublished works of fiction between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Author’s real name should not appear on the manuscript. Each entry must come with a $10 entry fee, or $5 for Writers’ Collective members, payable to The Writers’ Collective. Only one prize awarded per person. To receive an entry form, please call or email. All submissions MUST include an entry form. Confirm from website closer to deadline. Writers’ Collective University of Winnipeg, 4th Floor Library, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9 Prizes: $200; $150; $100 (+ publication) Entry Fee: $l0 or $5 member Details: www.thewriterscollective.org/programs/contests; tel: 204 786 9468
NEW! In Places Between – The Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Fiction Competition Deadline May 5, 2012 Open to writers with fewer than 3 published short stories (paid) or 1 novel in the genre. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy or horror. Entrants may submit two stories. Entrants must submit three copies of each story. Maximum length of stories is 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. The top five entries will be asked to submit a digital copy (disk or email) and a brief biography for inclusion in the next edition of In Places Between. In Places Between, Box 31014, Bridgeland Postal Outlet, 112 – 4th Street NE, Calgary AB T2E OCO Prizes: $125: $100; $75; 2 x $25 Entry Fee: None Details: http://writtenword.org/inplaces_between/
NEW! Hindu Temple Youth Corps Story/Article Writing Contests Deadline: May 10, 2012 HTYC invites children between the ages of 5 and 16 to write small stories in English, based on Hindu stories from Puranas/RamayanaA’lahabharatha etc. and submit them 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest Deadline: May 15, 2012 We do not accept previously published poems. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is forty. Poems can be 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 and 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
NEW! 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 (so keep a copy for yourself). Results of the competition will be 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
NEW! 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
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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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 email@example.com. If you do not receive an answer within twenty four hours, please contact Brent Gushowaty at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 1-604-727-8437