Vancouver Public Library is seeking two Writers in Residence

Deadline for completed applications is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on October 29, 2020.

Vancouver Public Library is seeking two Writers in Residence in order to highlight the importance of Canadian writing and creativity. In 2021 the library will host a Summer Residency and a Fall Residency. They are seeking to fill one of the residencies with a fantasy genre author, and are issuing an open call to all published Canadian writers of any form, style and content to fill the other residency.

The Writer plays a creative and valuable role at the Library, using their experience to foster a greater public appreciation for Canadian writing. They provide the community with opportunities to interact with and learn from a published writer, especially communities not typically exposed to Canadian writing.
The Writer in Residence will develop and lead exciting public events that promote a love of writing and reading. They will support and provide advice to community members and aspiring writers through one-on-one consultations and group workshops.

This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 50 percent of the Writer’s time be spent on library programs or projects, leaving 50 percent of the residency time available for working on their writing projects.

The Library would like to hear from you if you are:

  • A published Canadian writer with professional instruction and public speaking experience.
  • Enthusiastic about developing, presenting, and sharing your knowledge and craft through events with Vancouver Public Library. These events will be held online to meet public health requirements.
  • Committed to participating in Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver events.
  • In the early working stage of a writing project.
  • Available on a full-time basis for one of these timelines: Summer Residency – May 10 through August 27, 2021; Fall Residency – September 7 through December 23, 2021.

In addition to your writing and public speaking experience you must also be able to:

  • Work independently and as part of a team with library staff, working remotely through online environments, such as Zoom.
  • Comfortably interact with members of Vancouver’s diverse public, including youth and seniors.
  • Deliver programs and consultations online, as events will be held digitally to meet public health requirements. VPL staff will be available to provide support for delivery of online programs.
  • Participate in media opportunities to promote the residency, the library and Canadian writing.
  • Prepare for and meet deadlines.

The Writer in Residence will have three main responsibilities:

  • Spend time developing their own writing project.
  • Lead online literary events and other relevant programs to share their writing with the general public of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
  • Support and assist new writers through online one-on-one meetings and group workshops.

Contract terms: $17,000 for four months full-time activity ($4,250 per month on a self-employed basis).
Contract dates:
Summer Residency: May 10 through August 27, 2021
Fall Residency: September 7 through December 23, 2021

How to apply:

  • A resume outlining your relevant qualifications, publications and experience.
  • A cover letter which expands on your experience, your vision for your residency, and which community not typically familiar with Canadian writing you would like to engage.
  • A brief description of the writing project you intend to pursue – explain how a residency at the Vancouver Public Library and access to its resources will benefit your project.
  • A brief outline of the public events you will offer during your residency, including your plans for engaging community members and aspiring writers. Keep in mind these events will be held online to meet public health requirements.
  • Your preference for the Summer Residency or the Fall Residency.
  • A 10 to 20 page sample of recent writing.
  • Reviews of published work.
  • Contact information for three references.

Expressions of interest may be emailed in PDF format to programs@vpl.ca.
Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Thursday October 29, 2020.
If you have questions, contact Amber Ritchie at amber.ritchie@vpl.ca.

Vancouver Public Library’s Writer in Residence program started in 2005 and the successful candidates will serve as VPL’s 16th and 17th Writers in Residence.​
 

 

Call for Submissions – Artificial Divide

Artificial Divide is an own voices anthology by blind and visually impaired writers. It’s a multi-genre anthology with visually impaired protagonists. It will feature a diverse array of short stories with protagonists that are visually impaired.

For this anthology, edited by Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey, we’re looking for short stories between 2,000 and 8,000 words.

We are looking for own-voice stories featuring blind or visually impaired protagonists, written by authors who are blind or visually impaired. The story need not be about being visually impaired or blind, and can be any genre of fiction.

Stories must be in English, though we invite diversity and dialects, including AAVE.

We will reject any story with racist, ableist, or homophobic, or otherwise bigoted themes. We don’t want to see those kinds of stories. Period.

One of the editors will be using a screen reader to review submissions, so make sure your document does not contain any tables or graphs or charts. Layout tables are acceptable but highly discouraged because your submission will be converted to Proper Manuscript Format. If you already have your story in Proper Manuscript format, send it along in that format.

If you’re visually impaired and need a screen reader friendly template, this page is a bit dated, but it has templates that work in all versions of Microsoft Word: <https://www.shunn.net/format/templates.html>.

Submit your manuscript in either docx or doc format.

We’re especially looking for writers of colour, LGBT+ writers, and other marginalized identities. Please note that priority will be given to Canadian writers from diverse backgrounds, though we are open to authors from around the world.

In your cover letter, provide your name, your primary email address, and a cover letter outlining the main plot of the story and the word count. In your cover letter, detail in two sentences or more, how being visually impaired has hindered you in the publishing industry.

Stories can be submitted to artificialdivideanthology@gmail.com please put SUBMISSION and the title of your story as the subject header.

Deadline: December 1, 2020. Payment is $ 0.06 CAD per word.
 

 

King’s Online Writing Workshops

The University of King’s College is offering a number of non-credit, online writing workshops starting in mid-October.

Are you working on a memoir, penning a romance, or hoping to get published online or in print publications? Perhaps you’re a writer who is searching for creative direction? The University of King’s College is offering five non-credit, 8-week workshops open to everyone, starting in mid-October that can help you focus, hone your skills and get published: Arts & Culture Writing; Romance Writing; Memoir Writing; Boost Your Bylines in Print and Online; and Aesthetic Incubator. Making your writing dreams a reality!

Courses in fall 2020 will run online using the Zoom platform from the week of October 19 to the week of December 7.

Space is limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Course fee is $449 + HST. To register, please complete and submit this form [PDF].

SPECIAL PRICING: Members of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and King’s students, faculty, staff and alumni get $50 off the price of each workshop!

Find out more at ukings.ca/workshops.
 

 

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/
 

 

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/.

 

 

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
 

 

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/
 

 

#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/
 

 

National: Orphan We Video Story Grant

The Orphan We Story Grant is open to applicants who have an interesting life story to tell. Video stories up to 10 minutes long are accepted. A specific prompt will be provided.

The grant amount is $300. Artists and activists are welcome to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are a part of marginalized groups.

Apply here: orphanwe.com/apply

https://www.freelanceartistresource.com/money/orphan-we-video-story-grant/
 

 

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.
 

 

Digital Originals

Deadline: When all funds have been dispersedAre you looking for the means to adapt your work or create a new one to reach audiences digitally as a result of COVID-19? The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada have launched a new initiative to help. If you’re able to pivot your work for digital dissemination this may be the boost you need.For a limited time, Digital Originals is offering $5,000 in micro-innovation grants to artists wanting to go digital. Along with these grants, selected successful applicants will be featured as part of an online showcase to be curated by CBC/Radio-Canada.

Support for new and early career artists

The RBC Foundation has generously contributed an additional $150, 000 to support any new and early career artists who apply to the Digital Originals initiative, helping us to reach the next wave of artists in Canada and enhance our support for the future of the arts sector.

Who can apply?

The Digital Originals initiative is open to:

  • Artists, curators, and writers
  • New and early career artists
  • Artistic groups and collectives
  • Artistic organizations

All you need is a validated profile on the Canada Council grant application portal—so be sure to create one as soon as possible if you don’t have one already.

What types of projects will be funded?

This funding is to develop, create and share new or adapted work(s) for digital dissemination to the Canadian public, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $5,000 micro-innovation grants will enable you to work quickly to either adapt your existing work or create new work for sharing online.

How to apply: Submit an application on the portal.

Guidelines and Forms: Find the details here.

For questions, please contact: digitaloriginals@canadacouncil.cahe

Are you looking for more digital opportunities? Check out our Digital Strategy Fund.

Please share the news! #DigitalOriginals2020
 

 

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.