Call for Submissions – The Fieldstone Review

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The University of Saskatchewan’s online literary journal, The Fieldstone Review, is now accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and reviews for its 2020 issue. The Fieldstone Review welcomes original, previously unpublished work of quality in a variety of styles and genres. We accept electronic submissions only.

This year’s theme is “Plastic Identities”. Topics might include, but are not limited to, identity cards, toys, environmental impacts, production, waste, and the flexibility or inflexibility of identity. We are also pleased to offer a $100 literary prize for the best submission, as voted on by the editorial board.

Finally, we are also calling for artist’s submissions for this edition’s banner (preferred dimensions 889 x 600). Please submit your work as a .JPG to the following address with the subject line “Banner Competition”:


Be sure to include, with your entry:

Your contact information

A 50-100 word biography

The title(s) of the work(s) submitted

Notification if the work is a simultaneous submission


Please send submissions to the editor of the appropriate section, as listed here or on our Contact page:

Fiction Editor:

Poetry Editor:

Creative Nonfiction Editor:


To ensure adequate time is afforded to the reading of each piece, we ask that submission numbers be limited as follows:

Up to 5 poems per author

Up to 2 Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction per author


Documents should be attached in .doc/.docx format to facilitate reading.

For full guidelines, refer to the Submissions section on our website:


Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for publication.


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

Access Copyright and its innovation lab, Prescient, will start onboarding authors and publishers this 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 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


A Call Out to the Writing Community: 2020–2021 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence

The Museum at Campbell River is now seeking applicants for the 2020–2021 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence. This unique residency provides an excellent opportunity for pursuing personal writing projects in a peaceful and inviting setting.

The Haig-Brown House is a modest historic four bedroom home that reflects the character of writer Roderick Haig-Brown and his wife Ann. It is located along the banks of the Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The house contains a heritage library, and is surrounded by two acres of gardens and 17 acres of parkland.

The residency covers the winter months, from November to April. During their stay, the writer’s time is divided between their own writing and providing literary advice and support to the local community, with writing time favoured on a 60/40 basis. This includes participating in winter programming at the Museum at Campbell River.

A stipend is provided, and accommodation is included as part of the residency.

There is a list of past writers, accompanied by a few testimonials, on the website listed below. When asked about their experience, past writers have found the residency to be a very profound and productive time. The house has often been described as a place that provides creative space and inspiration to those staying there.

The application deadline is February 15, 2020.

For details on how to apply and for more information about the residency go to or contact the Museum at Campbell River (250) 287-3103, or by email at



Call for Submissions: Toronto Lit Up Summer/Fall 2020 Season

Submissions accepted: January 20 – March 20, 2020 for book launches taking place July–December 2020

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) will accept submissions for the Toronto Lit Up Summer/Fall 2020 season (taking place July to December, 2020) between Monday, January 20, 2020 (10:00 am EST) and Friday, March 20, 2020 (5:00 pm EDT).

Torontonians who will be published authors of new books releasing within three months of the season dates are invited to apply to the programme for book launch support. All submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Toronto Lit Up Committee, composed of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Alison Jones (Quill and Quire) and Hazel Millar (Literary Press Group). Decisions by the committee are final. Submissions received after the March 20 deadline will not be accepted. As a condition of funding, all accepted book launches should produce a Toronto Lit Up event that has a celebratory atmosphere, and that includes speeches and/or readings of up to 15–20 minutes in length. Launches should not replace readings, panels or interview events.

Toronto Lit Up will feature works from multiple genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, short story, graphic novels as well as cookbooks, gardening books, sports-related stories, satire and many more. Publishers may submit more than one author for committee consideration for this program. All programmes funded by the Toronto Arts Council are designed to represent the residents of the City of Toronto and its equity priority groups, which include those who identify as persons of colour, deaf persons, persons with disabilities and persons living with mental illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP, as well as other historically underserved writers. Self-published authors who identify with one or more of these groups and are members of The Writers Union of Canada are also welcome to apply.

All authors must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of the city of Toronto, living in the city for at least 8 months of the year.
  • Must also have been a Toronto resident for at least 1 year prior to the launch date.
  • The book publication date must be within 3 months of the anticipated launch event date.

How to Submit
Complete the online submission form at
Mail an ARC/galley/manuscript of the book to TIFA at 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020 (5:00 pm EDT).

What to include with your submission:

  • Author name and bio
  • Title of the book and genre
  • Book summary or synopsis
  • Publication date
  • Anticipated event details, including the type of event, venue, possible dates and time

Email or call 416-973-4761 between 9-5 pm Mondays to Fridays.

About Toronto Lit Up
Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2019, Toronto Lit Up has produced 92 events to launch 112 books by 159 Toronto authors. Launches are open to the public and free to attend. To find events and RSVP, visit To learn more, visit

About Toronto International Festival of Authors
The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas. Since 1974, it has hosted over 9,500 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. Mandated to advance the art of literature, TIFA connects curious readers of every kind with leading authors and provides forums to showcase Canadian talent to the world. TIFA presents events and programmes all year round and will celebrate the 41st edition of the Festival October 22 – November 1, 2020. Based at Harbourfront Centre. To learn more, visit



Call for Applications: Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Studies at The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus invites applications for a full-time position in Creative Writing in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure-track or Associate Professor with tenure. Appointment to begin July 1, 2020.

Minimum qualifications are an MFA or creative practice PhD, or equivalent. Consideration of rank and tenurability will be made relative to qualifications, experience, and achievements.

We are interested in candidates with publication/production in two or more of the following areas: creative nonfiction, literary journalism, digital media, environmental literature, screenwriting, and editing and publishing.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is a dynamic and new Faculty supporting mixed creative and academic practices across a range of traditional and innovative humanities and arts disciplines. We are entering a phase of renewal and strategic expansion in support of an ambitious campus plan in which creative and media arts, humanities scholarship and teaching, and community and culture industry engagement play an important role.

The Department of Creative Studies is a multidisciplinary department that includes Visual Arts, Performance, Creative Writing, Art History and Visual Culture, and Media Studies and is located in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. We are looking forward to welcoming an experienced writer to join our talented and diverse community.

The successful candidate will join the core faculty within the Creative Writing program, which regularly offers courses and learning opportunities in the Creative Writing major, as well as courses contributing to the BFA, and exciting new degree programs in Media Studies, and Sustainability. This appointment also carries expected teaching responsibilities at the graduate level, including course and supervision in support of the MFA, and the MA/PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.

Additional information about the UBC Department of Creative Studies may be found at

For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at

How to apply
To apply for this position please visit the link

Application material must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of creative work, and a teaching portfolio.  Acceptable document formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.  Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at, with the phrase “Creative Writing” in the subject line.

Inquiries may be directed to Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at

Application deadline: February 15, 2020

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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



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


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

For specific questions about the program, please contact: Kim Pittway (, Stephen Kimber ( or Dean Jobb (

Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.