A new social networking site for NWO Writers:
Looking for a Dedicated Writers’ Group to Help You Improve Your Work?
Writers Northwest is now open for new members.
Send two of your BEST pieces of prose (each 3,000 words maximum) to email@example.com. These pieces will be circulated to existing members for discussion. You will be notified whether you are accepted or not. Potential new members will be placed on a four month probation.
EXPECTATIONS FOR MEMBERS
A competent knowledge of English grammar and syntax.
Regular attendance at monthly meetings.
Submission of critiques in writing at monthly meetings for each piece of writing being discussed.
Be prepared to submit final draft prose (not poetry) every two or three months.
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Tips for Reading Your Work Aloud: Reading your work is, to many writers, like water is to cats — sometimes necessary but not always pleasant. Here are a few tips, compiled by NOWW’s own Mike Bryan, to help give you the confidence and skill you need to read effectively. (Hint: #1 can also get you to Carnegie Hall.)
Literary Thunder Bay blog: http://literarythunderbay.blogspot.com/
Sleeping Giant Writers Festival: http://www.sleepinggiantwriters.com/
Thunder Bay Public Library: http://www.tbpl.ca/
Places for Writers: A resource for Canadian writers that lists calls for submissions, contests, job opportunities, and more. http://www.placesforwriters.com/
Markham Village Writers: A list of resources compiled and moderated by the members of Markham Village Writers, a writing group in Markham, Ontario. Both the Guest Writers and Resources sections welcome submissions from any writers.
Canadian Authors Association Niagara Branch: http://www.canauthorsniagara.org/Resources/index.html
Ontario Arts Council (Home Page): http://www.arts.on.ca/page11.aspx
Northern Arts Program: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page1528.aspx
Writers’ Reserve Program: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page119.aspx
Writers’ Works in Progress Program: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page118.aspx
Alphabetical List of Granting Programs: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page27.aspx
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Prairie fire CONTEST RULES - Deadline November 30, 2011
• Entry fee: $32. This entitles you to a one-year (4 issues) subscription to Prairie Fire magazine. Make cheque or money order payable to Prairie Fire and enclose with your entry.
- One fiction entry consists of one story, maximum 10,000 words.
- One creative non-fiction entry consists of one article, maximum 5,000 words.
• You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription.
• Winning pieces will be published in Prairie Fire magazine, with authors paid for publication.
Send entries to: Prairie Fire Contests, 423-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
The Fiddlehead’s 21st Annual Literary Contest
Deadline: Postmarked by December 1, 2011.
There are two contest categories: poetry and short fiction. Prizes for each category: $1500 for winner + publication payment and $500 for 2 honourable mentions + publication payment. Winning entries will be published in the spring 2012 issue of The Fiddlehead (No. 251) and on the web site. One short-fiction entry is one story (6,000 words maximum). One poetry entry is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published works. Entry Fee: $30 for an entry from Canada and $36 for an international entry. The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead. For full contest details go to http://www.thefiddlehead.ca/FHcontest.html or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.