NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (OTTAWA)
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TO ALL READERS: Please send all submissions & event notices in the body of an email; (the text needs to permit copy and paste. Exceptions: Accompanying images such as photos and book cover) to Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org
CAA-NCR’S ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)
32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)
Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region
Short Story • Poetry
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec.
Deadline: 11:59 PM/23h59 EST Friday, February 8, 2019
Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.
Entry Fees: Short Story: $15 per single story; Poetry: $5 per single poem.
Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.
CAA-NCR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019 UPCOMING
Meeting start time 7:15 p.m . • A writing challenge at the start of every regular monthly meeting to engage those in attendance and to develop our writing skills. • A short reading by a member at the start of every monthly meeting to promote our writers and to inspire others with great ideas. LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa
More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings
CAA-NCR WINTER SOCIAL
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Winter Social: A Warm Celebration of the Cold
At the home of Arlene Smith
An afternoon of feasting on the food and words you bring to share. As the afternoon progresses, we’ll create a collaborative writing project. What will that be? It will be whatever those in attendance shape it to be. Come and add your presence. For more information, contact Arlene Smith at NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org
NEWS FROM CAA NATIONAL
Canadian Authors Social Media Expert in Residence Program Begins New Season
This unique program helps CAA members improve their social media skills and find new ways to engage fans and readers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. We’re thrilled to have Catherine Saykaly-Stevens
back to facilitate the third round of this new Canadian Authors program.
Ready to learn more and sign up for the program? If you’re not a member, check out the program at https://canadianauthors.org/national/social-media-expert-in-residence-program/
Already a member? Login to your member account, then go to https://canadianauthors.org/national/sme-in-residence-program/ or select it in the Members Only button droplist. You’ll be able to sign up if you’re new to the program.
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/
To find many more contests, particularly the November, December and January listings visit https://canadianauthors.org/national/links/awards-competitions/
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL TO CURRENT AND FORMER OTTAWA POETS
DEADLINE: The 15th of every month for the following month’s 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.
We will pay $75 for previously unpublished reviews of 500 words or more of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks. Send your reviews as .doc, .docx, .rtf files to email@example.com by the end of the month for consideration for the next issue of Bywords.ca. FOR SUBMISSION INFO: www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Ottawans & former Ottawans, we want yr poems. guidelines @ Bywords.ca #wewantyrbywords #ottpoetry #613local #submissions PRT Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
FreeFall Magazine Annual Prose & Poetry Contest
Genre: Poetry and Prose
Entry Fee: $25 (includes 1-year subscription to FreeFall magazine)
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Prize: 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250, 3rd Prize $75, Honourable Mention $25
Description: Please see website for more details.
OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS
TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)
Tuesday, December 11 HOT OTTAWA VOICES
8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers
Standup comic and first rate poet Ian Martin will Entertain.
Ian Martin is, by and large, bi and large. His writing has appeared recently in Bad Nudes, Plentitude Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry, In/Words, rout/e, and Absolutely Orbital. Ian has released 4 chapbooks, most recently PLACES TO HIDE (Coven Editions, 2018) and YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP FOREVER (AngelHousePress, 2018). When he’s not writing, Ian makes small video games and other projects. http://ian-martin.net/
Surprises – of rhythm, language, grit
Leah MacLean-Evans writes poems and stories. Her work has appeared in Qwerty, Canthius, untethered, ottawater, On Spec Magazine, and elsewhere. She was the 2017 fiction winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize and the 2018 winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ National Broadsheet contest. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and is the proofreader of Grain.
Everywhere poet – writing, editing – and reading for TREE
Manahil Bandukwala is a poet, artist, and writer currently living in Ottawa. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, the Puritan, carte blanche, Bywords.ca, and ottawater, among others. Her chapbook, Pipe Rose, came out with battleaxe press in 2018. She is an editor for In/Words Magazine & Press and is on the editorial board of Canthius.
More info: www.treereadingseries.ca
The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading
at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market)
Friday, December 28, 2017
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm
with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, Frances Boyle, natalie hanna, Pearl Pirie and rob mclennan (and most likely some others).
Special Guest: Laurie Fuhr, launching her debut full-length collection!
readings! joyousness! baked goods! http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-peter-f-yacht-club.html