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Winners of the 35th annual National Capital Writing Contest were announced during an online ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:30 p.m. Congratulations to all the finalists! Short Story First Place: “The Hardest Grief in the World,” by Pamela Porter Second Place: “Still Living,” by Anna Rumin Third Place: “Door…

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Media Release: Canadian Authors Association April 8, 2022 – Canadian Authors Association applauds the federal government’s commitment in its recent Budget announcement “to ensur[e] that the Copyright Act protects all creators and copyright holders.” Copyright law is inherently evolving, always striving for a balance between the rights of users and…

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By Catina Noble I often hear writers talk about whether or not it is a good idea to submit to different types of contests. This includes flash fiction, short stories (fiction and non-fiction), poetry etc. Many writers like to submit in many places, thinking that if they are consistent and…

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Media Release from Canadian Authors Association The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently issued its long and anxiously awaited decision in the York University vs. Access Copyright case, a decision creators hoped would first, reverse the Federal Court of Appeal’s 2020 ruling that Copyright Board-sanctioned tariffs are not mandatory, and second, affirm…

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) The National Capital Region Branch of the Canadian Authors Association honoured the winners of the 34th Annual NCWC on Friday, March 12 during an online gathering.We are pleased to celebrate the talents of these writers. Their work is published in…

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You know how it is: You’ve laboured over a piece a writing—a poem or a story. Every word is perfect, as far as you can see. “Wait until they get a load of this gem of perfection,” you say to yourself as you submit it to a writing circle, or…

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