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Calls For Submission

Replacing HB Creativity's Instant Hook Writing Contest for this year (2017/18) will be the New Hook Writing Contest deadline (31st December, 2017) The main change is this: your 250 word extract no longer has to be from the very beginning of your novel-in-progress, but the extract has to riff on... More

New Publication

Armin Wiebe's much-anticipated new novel Grandmother, Laughing brings readers back to his beloved world of Gutenthal. Wiebe's critically acclaimed stageplay The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz has gone from stage to page in Grandmother, Laughing, which follows the life and love of the Kehlers... More

New Publication

My fifth collection of short fiction, WHAT CAN YOU DO, has just appeared from Biblioasis. The book contains 12 stories, and has received excellent reviews in the Vancouver Sun online and the Toronto Star.  In September I'll be touring with other Biblioasis writers in Hamilton, Toronto, London, and... More

New Publication

Bev Brenna’s new middle-grade novel Fox Magic, with spot illustrations by Miriam Körner, appears in September from Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This story in magic realism explores life from the perspective of twelve-year-old Chance Devlin. Two of her friends have committed suicide and... More

New Publication

 Amazon says they will be releasing this important book on August 28th, 2017. There are many authors, each of us focusing on a different Alternative School. I wrote about Wandering Spirit Survival School (WSSS), founded in 1976 as the first 'Native Way School' in Canada. I explore the critical... More

New Publication

Releasing November 15, 2017 ~  Landmark Roses is the seventh book in BWL Publishing's Canadian Historical Brides series which celebrates Canada's 150th birthday. The novel is set in southern Manitoba and tells the story of the Mennonites who settled there. Author Nancy M Bell, writing here as Marie... More

New Publication

Plunge into Reading with Captain Monty Jennifer Mook-Sang is pleased to announce the October 3rd release of Captain Monty Takes the Plunge (Kids Can Press), a picture book for ages 3 to 7. Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or... More

New Publication

'GHOST BOYS', a novel on child-slavery out in September. Book Trailer: YouTube: https://youtu.be/TdjTsRhy_M8 You can pre-order it from Amazon or Indigo. https://www.amazon.ca/Ghost-Boys-Shenaaz-Nanji/dp/1988449138   https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/ghost-boys/9781988449135-item...   More

Workshop

Please join me at the Sorrento Centre in BC's beautiful Shuswap region October 9-13 for this restful retreat. The retreat is timed to coincide with the sockeye run on the Adams River. For details, please visit my website: www.gailanderson-dargatz.ca More

Workshop

"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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