Archived Issues

Winter edition cover
  • “The Girl Who Grew Up on Faerie Tales,” Poetry by Sylvia Adams
  • Drive Traffic to Your Website
  • By Barbara Florio Graham
  • Our Meetings
  • National Capital Writing Contest: 2020 Anthology News
  • Refilling Your Well: Taking a break from writing helps your writing
  • Miss Julie’s Home for Wayward Girls, Short Story by Lynn Jatania

Work, Rest, Play: The Joys and Challenges of Writing,” by Arlene Smith

“Jealousy,” Poetry by Susan J.Atkinson

Upcoming Meetings: Our plans for 2019-20

The “Women Killing It” Conference, by Adrienne Stevenson

Writing Tips: A Teaser for our October 8 workshop meeting

Blue Moon Rising, Short Story by Robynne Eagan

“Grief Sonata inThree Parts,” Poetry by Marianne Jones

Byline 2019 June Cover

“We, Like the Fish” Poetry by Thomas Gordon Reynolds

Tales of CanWrite! 2019 Connections, Information, Fun

National Capital Writing Contest 2019 Awards Night Report with pictures

Public Lending Rights (PLR) Article by Phyllis Bohonis

“Whale Watching” Poetry by Royden McCoag

Neighbourhood Watch Short Story by Allison Whiddon

“The blizzard”  |  Poetry by Gill Foss

“Biding Time”  |  Poetry by Gill Foss

“Public Lending Rights (PLR)” | Article by Phyllis Bohonis                                 Are you eligible for compensation?

“Cause and Effect”  |  Poetry by Carol A. Stephen

CanWrite! Information

Coffee of Tea  |  Short Story by Jeff Shiau

“Avoiding Legal Landmines” | Article by Barbara Florio  Graham

“Mythbusters”  |  Article by Barbara Kyle

2018 Winter Byline

2018 Winter Byline

“The Seasons,” Poetry by Ian Prattis

Short story pointers: Tips from Jean Van Loon

Marketing 101 for Writers: Ideas from Sarah Sambles

Setting Writing Goals, by Catina Noble

Stay Secure Online, by Barbara Florio Graham

Behind the Scenes: The Creation of Great Works, By Barbara Kyle

“Beyond HRV,” Poetry by Gill Foss

Leaving Is Just a Suitcase Away, Short story by Ingrid Betz

2018 Autumn Byline

2018 Autumn

How CAA Helped an Idea Grow, by Arlene Smith

“Child of the Fifties,” Poetry by Marianne Jones

Our 2018-19 Meetings

Report on the Canadian Writers Summit

Protect Your Data, by Barbara Florio Graham

“”Ode to Invisible Sounds,” by Gill Foss

Report from the CAA National Chair

Rules of the Road, Short Story by Adrienne Stevenson

The Reservoir Man, Short Story by Anne-Marie Beattie

2018 Summer Byline

2018 Summer Byline

“A Change of Pace” Poetry, by Gill Foss

Our 2018-19 Meetings

“Can You Write a Poem Like Rupi Kaur? Do You Want To?” with JC Sulzenko

2018 NCWC Results

“John Le Carré and You” by Barbara Kyle

Canadian Writers’ Summit Registration information

“When Times Are Tough: Diversify” by Barbara Florio Graham

The Tent Man, Short Story by Adam Heenan

Wild Strawberry Jam, Short Story by Sonia Tilson

2018 Spring Byline

2018 Spring Byline

“Too Long a Winter” Poetry, by Lee Ann Eckhardt-Smith

Advice from the Pros by Barbara Kyle

Collaborative Poetry by Carol A. Stephen

“A Day for Donkeys,” Poetry by Carol A. Stephen

Haiku Poetry by Gill Foss

Strategic Book Promotion by Barbara Florio Graham

Memoir Writing, A Review of our February meeting by Sharyn Heagle

“Why I Almost Squashed My Cat” Short Story by Sherrill Wark

2017 Winter Edition

2017 Winter Byline

“The Christmas Mouse” by Sharyn Heagle

“Take the Fear out of Formatting” Webinar Information

“You May Not Need an Agent” by Barbara Florio Graham

Review of our November Meeting, by Christine Beelen

2018 National Capital Writing Contest Information

“The Flower Seller of Agra,” First Place 2017 NCWC Short Story, by Shiela Jane

“Anne from Toronto,” Second Place 2017 NCWC, by Ruth Latta

“Distant Connections,” Honourable Mention 2017 NCWC,  by Julio Heleno Gomes

2017 Autumn Edition

2017 Autumn

Publishing A Book: Tips to help you publish by Kati Lyon-Villiger, Ph.D.

Poem: “Sunset (for Gwen)” 2017 NCWC Third Place by Gillian Foss

CAA Fall Programs

Cherish Your Writer Comrades: Mentoring by Barbara Kyle

Learning from Other Professions byBarbara Florio Graham

Poem: “A Small Grief”  2017 NCWC Honourable Mention byBev Chambers

Short Story: “Unexpected” 2017 NCWC Honourable Mention by Barbara Wackerle Baker

2017 Summer Edition

2017 Summer

  • Giving Voice: Crafting Meaningful Dialogue byBarbara Kyle
  • CAA-NCR 2017-18 Meeting Topics
  • Poem: “Gunda” 2017 NCWC First Place by Ruth Latta
  • Our 2017 NCWC Awards Ceremony, Winners list and photos
  • Short Story: “Extra Innings” 2017 NCWC Third Place by Jeff Shiau
  • Poem: “Relay”  2017 NCWC Honourable Mention by Lee Ann Smith
  • Winging It: Live on the Radio by Barbara Florio Graham
  • Masters Writing Workshop by Adrienne Stevenson
  • Short Story: “California Pure”  2017 NCWC Second Place by Elle Wild

2017 Spring Edition

2017 Spring Byline

  • Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2016 by Adrienne Stevenson
  • Poem: “To be born Naked under Stars” by <strong>Carol A. Stephen
  • Poem: “Green Shift” by Gillian Foss, 2016 NCWC Honourable Mention
  • “The Writer’s Journey” Report on our January meeting featuring Caroline Pignat by Christine Beelen
  • “The Writer’s Best Friend: Conflict” by Barbara Kyle
  • “Creating and Managing Your Own Website” by Barbara Florio Graham
  • “When Jesus Died in my Neighbhourhood” by Sharyn Heagle

2016 Winter edition


“It’s Never Too Late: Young at Art” by SONIA TILSON

  • Poem: “Christmas Baking,” 2016 NCWC Honourable Mention by  LEE ANN ECKHARDT SMITH
  • How to Find and Enter Contests by BARBARA FLORIO GRAHAM
  • Poem: “A Piece of Scotch Plaid,” 2016 NCWC Honourable Mention by GERRY MOONEY
  • “The Power of Story Structure: Writing the Page Turner” by BARBARA KYLE
  • Short Story: “They Never Called Her Cinderella” 2016 NCWC Second Place by TONY BOVE

Short Story: “The Inward Vision,” 2015 NCWC Honourable Mention by ZENON STRZELCZYK2016

2016 Autumn Edition



  • “Standing up to take a chair: On becoming chair of CAA-NCR” by ARLENE SMITH
  • Poem: “Who will feed the Flowers,” 2016 NCWC Third Place by HELEN GAMBLE
  • Canadian Writers Summit: Report on the first conference by ARLENE SMITH
  • Poem: “Preparing for Winter,” 2016 NCWC Honourable Mention by GERRY MOONEY
  • Our 2016-17 Program by DEBBIE ROSE
  • Characters: Your Story’s Life Blood: Writing the Page Turner by BARBARA KYLE
  • Short Story: “Leveller,” 2016 NCWC Third Place by ADRIENNE STEVENSON
  • Developing Creative Promotional Ideas: Tapping Your Inate Creativity by BARBARA FLORIO GRAHAM

2016 Summer Edition


Summer 2016 Byline

  • “Shades of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela” by ALAN C. FLEMING
  • Poem: “The Act of Discovery” 2015 NCWC Honourable Mention by GILL FOSS
  • Poem: “High School Reunion” 2016 NCWC Second Place by SYLVIA ADAM
  • Report on our May Meeting Expose Yourself: Ways to get attention for your book while remaining fully clothed by DAVID TURKO
  • 2016 NCWC Awards Night
  • Short Story: “What the Chipmunk Is Thinking” 2016 NCWC First Place by LYNN JATANIA
  • “Conquering Writing Challenges” by BARBARA FLORIO GRAHAM
  • Short Story: “Ben and Margot Forever” 2016 NCWC Honourable Mention by ADAM HEENAN

 2016 Spring Edition


  • “Encourage Creativity by Turning Work Into Play” by Barbara Florio Graham
  • “A Good Way to Start a Writing Career” by Gill Foss
  • Poetry — Early Spring Landscape — by Carol Stephen
  • 2015 NCWC Honourable Mention Short Story “Tara Marie Andronek” by Stephanie Loiza Read
  • “Taxes and the Writer” with Paul Downey and Angela Doyle of BDO Canada
  • “Scribng Sex – Romancing the Page” with Jasmine Aziz
  • “Is ‘Real Change’ coming to Canadian copyright?” with Dr. Michael Geist

2016 Winter edition

Byline – Vol33No2 Dec-Feb 2016 (1)

  • Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) and The Blue Fox by L. D. Cross
  • 2015 NCWC Third Place Poetry:“Winter Blues” by Joan McKay
  • 2015 NCWC First Place Short Story “Ned and Lill” by Anna C. Rumin
  • Winter Social On Sunday afternoon, December 6

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May Gathering

Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful Query, with Barbara Kyle

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

via Zoom

Free to members of Canadian Authors Association

$10 for non-members

In this one-hour session Barbara Kyle will cover the following:

  • Overview: why a well-crafted query is crucial
  • Nuts and Bolts: How to structure a pitch perfect query
  • Tips: important Do’s and Don’ts
  • Query Examples: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • The In-Person Pitch: tips for pitching agents and/or editors face-to-face at writers conferences
  • Q&A session




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