Mitchell Toews
BIO
Biography

Mitchell Toews is a writer, painter, avid windsurfer, and rower. Over 100 literary journals and anthologies have published his fiction since 2015. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a finalist in The Writers' Guild of Canada's 2021 Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, and the 2022 Humber Literary Review/Creative Nonfiction Collective Canada-wide contest, a shortlisted finalist in the 2022 J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction and the Second Runner-up in The 2022 PULP Literature Raven Short Story Contest. See his regularly updated C-V here: https://mitchellaneous.com/2021/05/27/detailed-c-v-november-2020/ 

A short story collection, “Pinching Zwieback” is underway (At Bay Press) and is set for a spring 2023 release. The collection comprises loosely related stories focused on Mennonite experiences in the fictional prairie town of “Hartplatz” and elsewhere in the world.

Member — Manitoba Writers' Guild
Professional Artist — as designated by Manitoba Arts Council
New/Early Career Artist — as designated by Canada Council for the Arts

Mitch and Jan live at Jessica Lake in the Manitoba Whiteshell Provincial Park. 

ADDRESS
City: Rennie/Trearty 1 and 3 lands: In the boreal forest just north of the Fiftieth latitude in eastern Manitoba. Situated on Métis land: Anishinabe Waki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Province/Territory: Manitoba
EMAIL
GENRE
Literary Fiction: Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Novel
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Mitchell Toews
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
Small
Presentation Genre
Fiction
Presentation Length
Brief
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Open to consideration of an in-person and/or Zoom event that would focus discussion on the practical elements that might be encountered by "older adult writers"* seeking a writing career. Ideally aimed at non-MFA (or similar) individuals with aspirations for publication.  

*Perhaps for those age 50 years and older. (A guideline, not a firm age limit.)

Keywords might include: older adults, periodicals, contests, prizes, submissions, Duotrope, Submittable, resources, expenses, income, taxes, WIR, libraries, universities, guilds, funding bodies, readings, associations, critiques circles, social media, age bias, ageism...

Presentation Fee(s)
Negotiable
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
All members are eligible for the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program. Are you interested in participating in this pro
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
The Union’s Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program funds in-person visits to northern Ontario schools when possible. Ar
Yes