The deadline (postmark December 7, 2015) is fast approaching for the third annual Instant Hook Writing Contest. The Instant Hook Writing Contest is a fun (but useful) test to see how effectively you can lure unsuspecting readers to sit up and pay attention to the first page of your story. There are...
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Canadian writers take so much for granted. Canada Council programs. Festivals and readings. Cheques arriving from the Public Lending Right Commission and Access Copyright. The Writers’ Trust of Canada Awards. Apparently, some of us believe that these things sprang unbidden from a naturally generous culture, and will always be with us. But they exist thanks mainly to the sustained creative efforts and constant vigilance of the Writers’ Union of Canada. We owe. We owe those who have gone before us, and we owe those who will come after.