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 MONTHLY MEETING JUNE, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 JUNE SOCIAL
Tuesday, June 11 6:30 p.m. McNabb Rec. Centre, Meeting Room C
Pizza, Drinks, Munchies
Flash Fiction (less than 500 words) based on:
“She recognized the unmistakable gait of the man walking toward her on the beach.”
LOCATION: McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. Ottawa
More information on the topics for upcoming meetings on our website at CAA-NCR Meetings
RESULTS 2019 NATIONAL CAPITAL WRITING CONTEST (NCWC)
The winners of the 2019 NCWC were announced on Tuesday, May 14 at a ceremony at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Congratulations to all the writers who were recognized for outstanding short stories or poetry.
Find pictures from the event on our blog page.
First Place: Robynne Eagan, “Blue Moon Rising”
Second Place: Lynn Jatania, “Miss Julie’s Home for Wayward Girls”
Third Place: Alison Whiddon, “Neighbourhood Watch”
Sara Mang, “Away with Birds”
Joan McKay, “The Long Dash”
Bruce Hodgkinson, “A Little Compassion”
Jean E Pendziwol: Along with many other accomplishments, Jean E Pendziwol is the author of the bestselling The Lightkeeper’s Daughters and has received the Governor General’s Award for the children’s book, Once Upon a Northern Night.
Two First Places:
Sylvia Adams, “The Girl Who Grew Up on Faerie Tales”
Susan J. Atkinson, “Jealousy”
Third Place: Thomas Gordon Reynolds, “We, Like the Fish”
Sylvia Adams, “What Might Have Been A Love Poem”
Marianne Jones, “Grief Sonata in Three Parts”
Royden McCoag, “Whale Watching”
JC Sulzenko: Award-winning poet, published children’s author, workshop presenter and poetry judge
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 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
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019 Submissions are open until 31 August 2019.
Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18 Poetry: £12
Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Award celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction, supporting new writing talent and presents writers with a fantastic opportunity to further their involvement in the literary world.
Creative Writing Prizes include: £1,000 for each category winner (Poetry and Short Fiction), Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020, Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner), Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner), One-year subscription to Granta, Books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage. For more information, please visit our website: www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa
OUT AND ABOUT IN TOWN: MEETINGS, BOOK LAUNCHES AND POETRY READINGS
TREE READING SERIES
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 TREE PRESENTS: LOCAL LIGHTS
Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St, 1 block northwest of Gladstone & Preston, Ottawa.
8:00p Readings – Open Mic and Featured Readers
THE OTTAWA SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR SPRING 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019, room 203, Jack Purcell Community Centre off Elgin, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa
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 June 15th 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
OUT OF TOWN
LIPS FINAL SLAM SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
Mc Martin House, 225 Gore St. East, Perth, Ontario
Doors open at 6:30pm Show starts at 7:15 pm Tickets $10.00
Help them choose the 2019 Slam Team
hosted by Danielle K.L. Grégoire, LiPs founder
more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/51468539627/