Call for Submissions ­– Cloud Lake Literary

Cloud Lake Literary, headquartered in Thunder Bay, ON, has launched as Canada’s newest literary magazine. Its inaugural issue, Volume One, features eleven writers and four artists from across Canada featuring works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, and art. Cloud Lake Literary is a digital publication allowing for the magazine to be read, accessed, and enjoyed from anywhere.

Volume One has been made free to all readers. To read Volume One, please click to visit our website.

Cloud Lake Literary is interested in your submission. Submissions are now being accepted for Volume Two which closes on December 31, 2020. All chosen entries are paid for publication and will be featured across Canada to a growing audience. For guidelines on how to submit to Volume Two, please read here.

To read the recent media release, please click here.

 

 

Writing Opportunity for K5 Learning Children’s Workbooks

K5 Learning Children’s Workbooks is looking for writers to contribute short fiction and non-fiction texts (300-1,000 words) for elementary age children. The stories are for a series of leveled readers that are being developed. Stories need to be fun, interesting and wholesome. Texts need to correlate to particular reading levels based on the provided guidelines.

The project does not include any formatting, graphic design or illustrations; just the creation of original texts and a few appropriate exercises to go with them.

Writers should have flawless grammar and good attention to detail. Experience or interest in children’s writing would be helpful. Students in creative writing programs are welcome to apply.

Writers are paid on a per story basis; timelines are flexible. The project will be ongoing through 2019/2020.

About K5 Learning

K5 Learning is a learning company which provides reading and math materials online for kindergarten to grade 5 students.

If you are interested, please email writers@k5learning.com and

  • state any relevant experience (e.g. children’s writing, teaching)
  • attach a sample of your writing.

https://www.k5learning.com/

 

 

Call for Submissions: VS. Books

The application deadline is January 4, 2021. All applicants will be notified about the selection by the end of May 2021.

Books was founded by artist Vivek Shraya in 2017 to create more intergenerational dialogue and support for artists of colour. Each year, Vivek offers a mentorship opportunity for a writer who is Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, as well as a publishing contract under the VS. Books imprint with Arsenal Pulp Press.

This year, VS. Books’ mentorship and publishing opportunity is for an unpublished writer who is Indigenous or Black writer, or a writer of colour, over the age of 50 living in Canada.

Applicants are invited to email VS.Books@vivekshraya.com with the following:

  • your name, date of birth, and city of residence
  • a completed novel or memoir manuscript draft of approximately 50,000 words (Note: VS. Books is requesting submissions in these two genres because the first VS. Books publication was a book of short stories, and the second will be a poetry collection. As a multi-genre writer, Vivek Shraya wants to support writers working in other genres.)
  • a half-page synopsis of the book
  • a short bio and social media/website info
  • a description of what kind of support you are looking for from me in relation to your book

You can also find out more about VS. Books and further details about the mentorship here: https://vsbooks.ca/

 

 

Call for Applications: CDWP Canadian Writer-in-Residence

For 25 years, the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) has fostered promising Canadian writers. Our Canadian Writers-in-Residence have gone on to great success, including alumni such as Eden Robinson, Larissa Lai, Suzette Mayr, Sina Queyras, Deborah Willis, and Governor-General’s Literary Award winners Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison. Do you have what it takes to be the next CDWP Canadian Writer-in-Residence?

Who are we looking for?

Promising Canadian writers available from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 should apply.

We encourage applications from writers of all genres who have one to four published and/or performed works to their credit. This residency is a full-time term position, dates non-negotiable. For more information on eligibility, see our FAQs.

The Canadian Writer-in-Residence is expected to spend 50% of their time working on their own writing, and 50% of their time on community outreach, including one-on-one consultations with the public and public lectures or readings. We encourage candidates to propose their own initiatives for community engagement. A background or demonstrated interest in community engagement — such as experience teaching or mentoring writers — is an asset.

While the Canadian Writer-in-Residence will be invited to speak to university classes and to the general public, this is not a teaching position.

This high-profile position has continued interaction with the external community and impact on the reputation of the CDWP and university.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2021.

For more information and how to apply, go to https://arts.ucalgary.ca/calgary-distinguished-writers-program/writer-residence/apply-writer-residence-position

 

 

Call for Jurors: 2021 Alberta Literary Awards

All jurors are paid an honorarium for their help with this process. All materials will be received by mid-January and final decisions need to be made by early April. If you are interested in serving as a juror this year, please contact jason.norman@writersguild.ab.ca and let him know where in Canada you currently reside, category preference, and what makes you a good candidate.

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all avid readers, writers, teachers, students, or people who just straight up love literature to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2021 finalists and winners are chosen. Every year the WGA presents awards in eight categories, plus the Calgary and Edmonton book prizes, and we could not do this without the hard work and deliberation of our juries.

You would make a great juror if you:

  • Are fair and judicious
  • Love to read
  • Work well with others
  • Like free books

We have openings on the jury for:

  • Fiction and Nonfiction Books
  • Poetry Book
  • Short Story
  • Short Nonfiction story
  • Unpublished Essay
  • Children’s Picture Book
  • Plays
  • City book prizes

 

 

#Above4 Fund (TILA Studios)

In an effort to sustain black women’s contributions in the art industry during the COVID -19, TILA Studios is launching a recurring monthly fund beginning at $1,000 to support black women artists nationwide.

The fund supports black women artists who have experienced a stalled gig or paid creative job opportunity or loss of income from day job being temporarily closed, by providing a stipend for On-Going Art Project with a Specific Purpose and Direction. This is a $1,000 monthly recurring fund until August 2020.

The funding will occur monthly from April 2020 until August 2020. If the economic impact of COVID-19 continues TILA Studios will continue awarding an unrestricted financial award until January 2021.

Read more, donate, or apply here.

See full details here: https://www.freelanceartistresource.com/money/emergency-funding/above4-fund-tila-studios/

 

 

Call for Submissions: Good Mom on Paper for Book*hug Press

Please send essay pitches (up to 500 words) by midnight December 15th, 2020 to goodmomonpaper@bookhugpress.ca. Finished pieces (2,000 to 5,0000 words) will also be accepted until February 15, 2021.

Good Mom On Paper is a collection of essays that will thoughtfully explore the fraught, beautiful, painful, and complicated relationship between the creative process and motherhood. The book will gather multiple viewpoints from a wide variety of diverse writers and thinkers, examining what systems are in place that prevent mothers from personal expression and success, looking at what systems nurture them, and asking how we can better support and celebrate mothers’ creative work.

Editors Jen Sookfong Lee and Stacey May Fowles (Whatever Gets You Through) are looking for pitches (no more than 500 words) or complete essays (approximately 2,000 to 5,000 words in length) on the tenuous or tight connection between creativity and motherhood. How does motherhood disrupt the creative process? How does it enhance it? Do children ultimately halt or expand our ability to produce art and promote it—literary, or otherwise? How does the creative world accommodate mothers, if at all?

Honest and intimate, critical, and hopeful, this book won’t shy away from the messy, unpopular, controversial feelings or challenging ideas than come along with the “hardest job in the world.” In having these difficult conversations, Good Mom On Paper aims to support and offer solace to mothers struggling with the deep, simultaneous devotion that both their art and their children demand.

Book*hug Press is looking for essays from self-identified mothers of all kinds, at all stages of life, career, and parenting, and who are interested in exploring motherhood and art creation in all its many incarnations, both positive and negative. If your essay is accepted for publication you will receive a $200 honorarium and two copies of the finished book. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

Call for Submissions: Trans Anthology for Young Readers by Annick Press

Trans/nonbinary/Two-Spirit/genderqueer/gender creative/gender noncompliant folks, this is a call for you.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2021, with a call for illustrators to follow. For further information, visit Annick’s website. Please send submissions to j@juxtaposeconsulting.com by March 1, 2021.

Annick Press is putting out a call for submissions for a new anthology, aimed at ages 12+ and to be created by and for the trans, non-binary, and genderqueer communities – slated for publication in 2022. This groundbreaking project will provide #ownvoices representation all the way through its creative production from the writers and illustrators to the editor, copyeditor, proofreader, and designer.

Annick is accepting fiction and non-fiction entries and there will be an emphasis on highlighting work by younger writers and by Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, disabled writers, and anyone living at the intersections of these identities.

Editing the project is j wallace skelton, an author, activist, and PhD candidate in education. “So often books about trans (binary and non-binary) young people are written about us by others. This is a book by and for Two-Spirit, trans, and genderqueer people. We are writing our own community, building the maps we need, and telling our own stories,” said wallace skelton in a press release. “We’ll be here fully formed, not just withstanding transphobia (although we do) but also as culture makers, ancestors, people with history. We are very deliberately making a beautiful book because trans people are beautiful. We are gifts to ourselves and the world.”

The anthology is being created to delight, as a love letter, as future-builders, as dreamers, as survivors, and as people with ancestry. Your words are needed! Submissions may be fiction or non-fiction. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Delight: Writing that celebrates joy, stories of things gone well, ritual and celebration, moments that affirm and uplift.

Love letters: Moments of loving yourselves, stories of friendship or romantic love, experiences of actual allyship, moments of being seen as who you are and loved wholly. Things you wish you had been told when you were in middle school (whether you are there now or not).

Future-building and dreams: Ways you are making your own futures. Writing about people that inspire you or keep you going. Imagining possible futures, alternate realities, cultural shifts that bring belonging.

Survivors: Writing about surviving, whether that is surviving your own expectations, surviving your families, surviving assault or violence, surviving migration, surviving depression and anxiety. The reality is that we are all surviving and that what we are surviving is not just about our gender. Writing about surviving colonialism, racism, poverty, ableism.

People with ancestry: Writing your own history. Stories that help us know in our bones that we have always been here, that we are real and vital and part of our cultures. Honoring, remembering, and uplifting past heroes and counter-heroes.

When sending your ideas, please include:

A 200-word (or so) proposal describing what you plan to write about (or summarizing your piece if you already have something written).

A word count or estimate of what the final word count will be for your piece.

A brief bio (about 50 words).

Please also keep in mind the age of the readership and the topics and themes that would have been of interest to you at age 12 and up. Writers of all ages are encouraged to submit, especially younger writers. You don’t need to have ever published before—this call is open to new and established writers.

Contributors selected for the anthology will each receive a nominal payment and two copies of the book. Annick Press is committed to supporting contributors individually and collectively.

 

 

Royal Society of Literature launches RSL International Writers

On November 30, the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), a charity which promotes and represents the voice of literature in the UK, announced RSL 200; a five-year festival which launched with a series of major new initiatives in celebration of its 200th birthday.

A key initiative of RSL 200 will be RSL International Writers, which will recognize the contribution of writers across the globe to literature, and the power of literature in bringing people together across borders and cultures. As part of this program, readers and writers will be asked to nominate writers from around the world who have contributed to international literary culture.

A panel of RSL Fellows, chaired by new RSL Fellow Daniel Hahn, will nominate the RSL International Writers, who will then be elected by Council. To be considered for the program, RSL requires that these will be writers not resident in, or citizens of, the UK, who have published two works of outstanding literary merit (where at least two have been translated into English or originally written in English). Recommendations are welcome from diverse literary forms, including writers of drama, fiction, graphic fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays.

IAF is happy to be involved as a supporter of RSL International Writers which recognizes the power of literature around the world, and would like to encourage all their members to share the nominations form and make recommendations to the program.

You can find details on how to make nominations here: rsliterature.org/rsl-international-writers

To recommend a writer, please read the full guidelines and complete the recommendation form here no later than 12 April 2021.

 

 

Call for Submissions to Canadian Writers Abroad Website

Canadian Writers Abroad is looking for book reviews, interviews, or pieces from writers who have lived at least six months abroad, or who have travelled to research their book. The website was founded and is still run by Canadian Authors Association member Debra Martens, and began as a volunteer project to promote the work of Canadian authors who live, or lived, outside of Canada. Debra Martens writes much of the content and openly invites others to contribute. Submitting to the site provides self-promotion opportunities but does not provide monetary payment at this time. Canadian Writers Abroad will be celebrating it’s tenth anniversary in 2021.

 

 

F(r)iction: Call for Submissions

F(r)iction is a triannual publication that boasts work from both industry legends and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, comics, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring guest judges and cash prizes twice a year (each spring and fall). Every piece published in F(r)iction is also accompanied by custom artwork, making our journal a visual odyssey from cover to cover!

Submission Guidelines

Categories accepted:
  • Short fiction: 1,001 – 7,500 words
  • Creative nonfiction: up to 6,500 words
  • Poetry: three pages or less per poem, up to five poems per submission
  • Flash fiction: 1,000 words or less
 Other notes:
  • All genres are welcome, but especially those that celebrate the weird, take risks with form and content, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.
  • All work must be previously unpublished. This means if your work has appeared in any print or online source (this includes personal blogs, websites, and social media pages), we cannot accept it.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately by choosing “withdraw” in Submittable if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
  • Submit as many pieces as you’d like.
Reading Period: Submissions are accepted year-round.
Price: $2.50 per submission
Payment: $10 per final printed page and two free contributor’s copies
To give you a better idea of the kind of work we look for, our editors have put together some tips: https://frictionlit.org/what-we-look-for/.

 

 

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia Establishes Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC), in partnership with the Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University, is pleased to announce the launch of the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies, which will help support the training of emerging Indigenous publishers in Canada.

The award was established in memory of Dr. Gregory Younging (1961–2019), publisher at Theytus Books and a member of the ABPBC board of directors at the time of his death. Greg graduated from the SFU Master of Publishing Program in 2000 and later taught as adjunct faculty. A member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Greg was Assistant Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and led the Canadian publishing industry in responding to their calls to action, advocating for Indigenous editorial agency and serving as a trusted resource for publishers of Indigenous texts. He was the author of The Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples (2018), now considered an indispensable resource for North American publishers. The ABPBC honoured him in 2018 with the Gray Campbell Award Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his work as an advocate for Indigenizing Canadian publishing.

At least one award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled full-time during the term of eligibility;
  • has declared a minor in Print and Digital Publishing;
  • is in good academic standing;
  • is Indigenous; and
  • has been actively involved in community service.

“We appreciate the support of Greg’s family for this initiative, in particular his parents, George Ing and his mother, the late Dr. Rosalyn Ing,” said Heidi Waechtler, executive director of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. “We are proud to be able to recognize Greg’s life and legacy in this way, and to help carry on the work he did to support emerging publishing professionals.” Suzanne Norman, lecturer and industry liaison for the Publishing Program at SFU, commented, “Greg’s contribution to publishing education and his work around Indigenous editorial protocols, have been pivotal in establishing a larger space for Indigenous writers, designers, publishers, and editors in Canada. He would be so proud of this new scholarship. His work with SFU may have begun in 1997, but his contributions continue and his work will always play a large role in the future of the SFU Publishing Program.”

Additional donations to the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing at SFU can be made through Simon Fraser University’s Advancement Department.

 

 

Submissions to Voyage Magazine

Always free. Always open. Always paid. Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Voyage has no restrictions on the kind of fiction they’re looking for. They simply aim to publish good work and provide a space for new and established voices. To get an idea of what they publish, please read the archives. General submissions are open year-round and there is no fee to submit to the general categories. New work is published weekly. Submissions are only accepted via online submission managing system, Submittable. Submissions are not accepted via email and will automatically be discarded without a response. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

Young Adult Fiction Guidelines

Fiction: Please send stories of up to 6,000 words or less. They are looking for stories that surprise, inspire, entertain, or enlighten.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author’s name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.

Young Adult Creative Non-Fiction Guidelines

CNF: On the hunt for personal essays and other creative nonfiction that specifically relates to the teen experience. Submit your creative nonfiction via their submission manager.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.

 

 

Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resource

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices, a place to promote fee for service work, or a place to seek direct emergency funding.

See full details and resources here: https://www.freelanceartistresource.com/

 

 

CRAFT Magazine Editorial Feedback

Are you looking for feedback on a piece of short fiction? Whether you’re applying to workshops, residencies, or MFA programs, or polishing a piece to submit to lit mags or writing contests, or seeking notes for any reason, CRAFT magazine is pleased to offer editorial feedback on flash fiction and short stories up to 6,000 words.

A small team of qualified editors has been carefully chosen to provide critique. For each piece sent through the editorial feedback category, the writer will receive line-level editorial notes, as well as a global letter discussing the strengths of the writing and the recommended focus for revision. While editorial feedback is inherently subjective, the criticism will always be actionable and encouraging.

The response time is expected to be under six weeks. The critique category may be closed in a given month once the editors’ capacity to complete feedback that month has been reached. If feedback is closed temporarily, it will reopen the first of the next month.

All work sent through the editorial feedback platform will also be considered for publication in CRAFT. Should your story be accepted, the feedback fee will be refunded.

Guidelines:

CRAFT Editorial Feedback is open to all fiction writers.

Please send work in English only.

6,000 word count maximum—short fiction only.

Work that has received editorial feedback is not eligible for submission to CRAFT contests.

Cost:

Flash Fiction up to 1,000 Words (one flash piece or up to three microfiction pieces totaling fewer than 1,000 words) = $59

Short Story 1,000 to 3,500 Words (one short story) = $79

Short Story 3,500 to 6,000 Words (one short story) = $99

See full details here: https://craft.submittable.com/submit/6e6e1fdd-2540-44ac-8a9f-d59ddd299bbe/craft-editorial-feedback

 

 

Submissions to Tidewater Press

Tidewater Press publishes true and imagined stories of identity and belonging. Their books explore the relationship between individuals and the communities in which they live – the ways in which people’s behaviour, values and perceptions are influenced by their circumstances, as well as each person’s ability to affect social change.

Established in 2017, Tidewater is a small press committed to enhancing the viability of new Canadian literature. A particular focus is working with self-published authors with the talent, commitment and potential to transition to professional trade publishing.

The submission process offers valuable feedback and constructive guidance to authors whose work is not yet ready for publication.

Tidewater Press has been established to nurture emerging Canadian authors.  They accept submissions of both literary fiction and non-fiction that meet the following criteria:

  • The story (whether fiction or non-fiction) is fresh, topical and will resonate with at least one defined, special interest constituency.
  • The story (whether fiction or non-fiction) is compelling and is intended to give readers new insight into at least one aspect of contemporary life or Canadian history. Stories falling within a standard genre will be considered only if they transcend the normally recognized conventions of their genre.
  • The author is committed to producing a quality book and is genuinely willing to engage in a rigorous editing process.
  • The author has the ability and intention to actively support and promote the title after publication.

If you feel your manuscript meets the criteria, submit a brief (up to 500 words) synopsis and your manuscript using the submission form HERE.

 

 

The Globe and Mail Looking for Opinion Columns

The Globe and Mail Staff Editor, Sarah Efron, is looking for sharp 750-word columns for The Globe and Mail’s Opinion page, ideally news-hooked and from authoritative authors.sefron@globeandmail.com @Sarah_Efron

 

 

Submissions to The Sun Magazine 

Fee: $0; Award: $100 – $2,000; Deadline: Rolling

The Sun is a reader-supported ad-free magazine. They have been described in many ways: celebratory, fierce, unflinching, thoughtful, truthful, dark, darkly funny, tender. They publish personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome. They encourage submissions from writers of color. View more submission guidelines here.

 

 

Submissions to The Walrus Magazine

The Walrus invites writers and artists to submit pitches and work to be considered for publication.

Journalism pitches should be written in the body of your email. A successful pitch will provide a description of your subject, evidence of original research and intended approach and intended format, and your credentials. Samples of previous work should be provided as attachments (.doc, .docx, or .rtf for text and .jpg for photos and illustrations) or web links.

Fiction, poetry, and art submissions should be included as attachments. Please do not pitch short story or poem ideas; we will consider only completed drafts.

Please note:

  • Do not follow up on your pitch by phone; we will respond by email.
  • Unsolicited materials sent by mail will not be returned without proper self-addressed and stamped envelopes.
  • Do not submit more than one short story or six poems every three months.
  • The Walrus does not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • Before sending a pitch, make sure you are familiar with the breadth and style of content at The Walrus, and confirm that your story idea isn’t one that has already been examined by The Walrus and that it concerns a topic relevant to a Canadian audience.
  • The Walrus receives submissions daily. Please allow us a few weeks to respond to your query before following up.

Short Essays

The Walrus publishes timely short essays (maximum 1,200 words) reported from Canada and around the world. These take the form of reported narratives, memoirs, or small features focusing on a specific topic or issue. They demand a singular, focused argument and a strong writing voice—the author should have something original and significant to say. Their essays differ from newspaper op-eds in their breadth, depth of research, and quality of prose.

Writers new to The Walrus or without long-form journalism experience are encouraged to pitch to this section before seeking longer assignments.

Long Reads

Long-form narrative journalism at The Walrus focuses on issues relevant to Canadians, in the fields of politics, international affairs, the arts, the environment, health, science, sports, and so forth. Good articles are distinguished by thorough research, access to sources (when relevant), interesting characters, and the ability to tell compelling stories through narrative. Journalists pitching feature stories should have experience writing for magazines. Please note that memoirs or autobiographical works will be considered only on spec.

Arts & Culture

The review section of The Walrus covers architecture, art, books, dance, fashion, film, media, music, poetry, television, and theatre, with a special focus on literature. These pieces take the form of thematic reviews exploring new works in the context of other works; timely profiles of important figures in the arts; and narrative essays on new or ongoing phenomena in the cultural world. Writers in this section should have some authority in their area of interest.

Digital Features

The Walrus publishes online features and essays covering a range of timely, relevant subjects at thewalrus.ca. A general familiarity with our website is the best guide to what we’re looking for. Topics of particular interest include politics, business, society, international affairs, and arts and culture. Digital pieces are differentiated from print pieces by their timeliness—they maintain the same quality of originality, reportage, and language.

Fiction

The Walrus publishes original work of Canadian literary fiction by new or established writers. Short stories range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. We welcome stories on any subject, but please note that we do not publish mystery, historical romance, thrillers or genre fiction.

Poetry

The Walrus publishes work by new and established Canadian poets. Poems should fit in a single half-page column. Please send no more than six per submission and note that The Walrus does not consider work that has already appeared elsewhere, including on personal blogs.

Visual Features

Photographers who have produced a range of images on a particular theme are invited to submit their work for inclusion in The Walrus as a photo essay.

How To Submit:

https://thewalrus.ca/about/submissions/

 

 

Submissions to The New Quarterly Magazine

The New Quarterly is a Canadian magazine currently accepting submissions in Creative Nonfiction.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are only accepting regular submissions online. Please do not mail in submissions at this time.

https://tnq.ca/submit/

 

 

Fanship…A community of book lovers and authors united by a love of reading

Access Copyright and its innovation lab, Prescient, started onboarding authors and publishers in February in preparation for the launch of the beta version of Fanship.

Fanship is a platform where authors and publishers can activate and build their fan base by engaging directly with readers to encourage meaningful book recommendations to friends, family and anyone else who loves great literature.

The beta version of Fanship will support the use of ebooks only.

Independent authors as well as published authors who choose to join Fanship will find a new channel to distribute and promote their ebooks, and to make them discoverable. They will be able to activate their fan base to encourage recommendations of their works. Additionally, they will be able to see how the interactions between the community of readers on Fanship as well as with authors directly translate into interest and sales of their ebooks.

And the best part is it costs nothing to sign up.

Learn More about Fanship

Check out this short video

Fanship webinar: Visit the Canadian Authors Association webinar webpage at https://canadianauthors.org/national/programs-and-services/webinars/ to access a short webinar about Fanship and its unique features (you’ll find it under Available Past Webinars).

Get in Touch: Email Sapan Narang and Stephen Sawyer of Prescient at info@prescientinnovations.com.

 

 

University of Calgary Continuing Education Online Writing Certificate Programs

Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you need to strengthen your business and technical writing skills?  Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help. Our writing certificates, including Creative Writing and Professional Writing with specializations in Business and Technical Writing and in Marketing and Public Relations, are taught by published authors and cover all aspects of the writing process. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of these writing certificate programs may be exactly what you need.

All of the courses in the programs are delivered completely online. When you enroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Upcoming courses are open for registration. For more information, visit https://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing.

 

 

White Wall Review Call for Submissions

Ryerson University’s literary magazine, White Wall Review, is currently working on expanding the opportunities for a more diverse pool of writers to submit their work to the magazine. The magazine, established in 1975, has gained recognition among Canadian poets and writers of both fiction and nonfiction, with a great majority of submissions coming from Ontario every year.

For more information, please visit http://whitewallreview.com/submit/.

 

 

King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction

This unique, two-year, limited-residency graduate program enables writers to continue to live and work in their home communities while working with writer-mentors to develop their book proposals and manuscripts. Faculty and mentors for the MFA include award-winning writers published by the top book imprints in Canada and around the world. Program includes two two-week summer residencies in Halifax, and one-week winter residencies in Toronto and New York, featuring guest publishers, editors, agents and writers.

For further course details and online registration information, go to ukings.ca/area-of-study/master-of-fine-arts-in-creative-nonfiction.

For specific questions about the program, please contact: Kim Pittway (kim.pittaway@ukings.ca), Stephen Kimber (stephen.kimber@ukings.ca) or Dean Jobb (dean.jobb@ukings.ca).

Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.