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"Writing Place" (Part 1): Explore your place -- the outside one that stirs the inside one -- bring readers inside your cityscape-landscape-seascape. "Writing Character" (Part 2): Open the door to characters that live for readers and the "fit" their place. For details, visit Kathryn's website: https... More

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Canadian Women and the Vote 1918-2018: Prairie Fire (39.1) Special Issue Guest editor: Sue SorensenCall closes: December 1, 2017Publication: Spring 2018 Anniversaries are bittersweet events. On May 24, 1918 most Canadian women were granted the right to vote in federal elections. That’s a landmark... More

New Publication

"The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir," published on May 16, 2017, by Brown Paper Press, is the true story of author Peter Gajdics’ six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to “cure” him of his homosexuality. The book details Gajdics’ recovery from the therapy and somewhat... More

Members' Activity

Joan Marie Galat is Canada’s recipient of the Crystal Kite Award for Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Aurora. Given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Crystal Kite is the only peer-chosen award for children’s creators. The title partners science and... More

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ORB, the Ottawa Review of Books, released its list of ten outstanding books for summer reading and Angie Littlefield's Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food, is on that list along with Margaret Atwood's Hag-seed. "It's quite an honour to be on the same list as... More

Members' Activity

Ann Shortell was a finalist in the 2017 Crime Writers of Canada Unhanged Arthur Award for best unpublished crime fiction manuscript, for Celtic Knot. Last October, she read an excerpt from Celtic Knot at San Francisco's LitCrawl 2016, as a representative of Stanford University's OWC program. More

New Publication

Harrow Road is an historical novel set in the late 19th century, when there were few safety nets for those battered by circumstance. Annie Taylor, deserted by her husband, enters the Paddington workhouse on Harrow Road in London with her three children. She is separated from her girls, stripped and... More

New Publication

This February, Sapha's first speculative fiction novella Son of Abel was published by Vræyda Literary. "Why is it, I wonder, that every tattoo place I send you to has an outrageous accident minutes before you arrive?" Caleb's obsession with a magical tattoo had the power to end a long-term truce.... More

New Publication

Delighted to be touring with my new novel, The Widow's Fire (Inanna Publications), an exploration of the shadow side of Jane Austen's final novel, Persuasion. The following locations in Canada are confirmed: Toronto, On (Inanna launch, 24 May, with Sky Curtis, Lucy E.M. Black, Ursula Pflug, and... More

Calls For Submission

Big Pond Rumours E-Zine is fishing for great stories from 200 to 5,000 words in any genre, poetry of any genre and book reviews for books published in 2015 or later. All work should be previously unpublished. There is no submission fee and the deadline is June 3th, 2017. Submit now! http://www.big-... More

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