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)
is ba-a-a-ck! That’s right! The 32st Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC) opens November 1, 2018 • Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019
Sponsored by Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Maximum 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English. No Haiku.
Entry Fees: Poetry: $5 per single poem; Short Story: $15 per single story.
NEW! Open to Canadian writers living in ONTARIO and QUEBEC. NEW!
Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.
Official launch November 1. Watch for contact details and guidelines on Facebook
AND ON OUR BRANCH WEBSITE
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 MEETING for TUESDAY, NOV.13, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Marketing 101: Marketing for Writers, with Sarah Sambles
Whether traditionally or self-published, aspiring or established, every writer needs to know how to market themselves. This can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this interactive workshop, Sarah Sambles will demystify the marketing process, explore how to approach marketing as a writer, and introduce key components to an effective marketing plan. You will come away with the right tools to kickstart your own marketing plan.
If you have a question about marketing, send it to NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org in advance of the meeting so Sarah can prepare to address your area of interest.
BIO: Sarah Sambles is a local children’s fiction writer and communications coach with nearly 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant. Her goal is to help fellow writers overcome their fear of marketing and gain the skills to successfully engage their target audience. Connect with her at www.sarahsambles.com on Twitter or via her Facebook page.
Packaging Your Imagination 2018
When: Saturday, November 10
Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto
Cost: CANSCAIP Members and Friends – $200, Non-members – $225
March 11-23, 2019 Spring Writers Retreat
This residency is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated, self-directed time to work on a project in any genre. Work away from the constraints of everyday life and delve deep into your creative project. Participants can request to extend their stay. Apply by November 28
SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Links to contests and submission calls visit CAA-NCR website here: http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-Wsubmission/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest
Genre: Short Fiction Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First: $1,250; Second: $500; Third: $250
Description: One story per entry, max. 5,000 words
Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction
Genre: Nonfiction Entry Fee: $32 (includes 1-year subscription to Prairie Fire magazine)
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Prize: First prize $1,250, Second prize $500, Third prize $250
Description: One essay per entry, Max. 5,000 words
OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS
THE FACTORY READING SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm. The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs), Ottawa
above/ground press chapbook launch for London, Ontario poet Emily Izsak
launching Twenty-Five with special guest-readers: Sarah Kabamba + Sarah MacDonell
More info: http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-factory-reading-series-emily-izsa
TREE READING SERIES at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St. Ottawa (Hintonburg)
Tuesday, November 13 David Alexander + Jenny Haysom
8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers
David Alexander is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length debut, After the Hatching Oven, published this spring by Nightwood Editions. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Fire, The Puritan, The Humber Literary Review, and the Literary Review of Canada. He works for The Word On The Street festival in Toronto.
Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She completed a Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa in the 90s, and has since worked for independent booksellers and the Ottawa Public Library. Her writing has appeared in a variety of magazines—most recently in The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Fiddlehead. A chapbook of poems, Blinding Afternoons, was published by Anstruther Press in 2017, and her debut collection, Dividing the Wayside, is due this fall (2018) with Palimpsest Press. Jenny was on the board of directors for Arc Poetry Magazine for several years, guest-edited a special issue of children’s poetry (2012) and was prose editor from 2014-16. She lives with her family in Old Ottawa South.
More info: www.treereadingseries.ca
THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR AUTUMN 2018 / 24TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane).
General info: the ottawa small press book fair noon to 5pm (opens at 11:00 for exhibitors)
admission free to the public. $25 for exhibitors, full tables $12.50 for half-tables
(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9; paypal options also available
Note: for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables.
To be included in the exhibitor catalog: please include name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered and any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). Be sure to send by November 10th if you would like to appear in the exhibitor catalogue. Contact: rob mclennan at rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com for questions, or to sign up for a table. http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2018.html
OUT OF TOWN
Wild Writers Festival
When: November 2 – 4, 2018 Where: 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
Cost: $0 to $135 Info: https://wildwriters.ca/event/2018/