I’ve been working with Amos Ojwang on an anthology of short stories written by students who participated in the University of Iowa’s online course, Writing Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction.
After months of reading then choosing stories for the anthology, editing and then the anticipation of a finished manuscript, the book is now available on Amazon, and the great news is that we had so many wonderful short stories and poems that we plan to publish two more books in the future.
Huge thanks to Amos Ojwang whose Kenyan based publishing company, Royallite Publishers made it possible for so many new writers from around the world to achieve publication and for emerging and experienced writers to add to their portfolios.
The Letter I Never Sent You and Other Stories from America and Beyond is in paperback and Kindle!
Fellow BC writers, a new literary prize has been announced for those of you who live in British Columbia but publish your books in French first! New prizes are rare these days, so I thought I’d spread the word.
Interested writers can check out Le Prix Littéraire Gérald -Moreau here and good luck!
Short story contest hosted by Cli-Fi (climate change fiction) Books, which archives and features climate themed books, short stories, and prose. The contest is allied with 100,000 Poets for Change, an annual event that thousands of artists and authors, from all over the world, participate in each year. Though the contest is global, CLI-FI hopes to highlight Vancouver writers and their stories.
There is no entry fee. Winners receive $100.00 USD in the form of a Paypal payment or Amazon gift card.
The info and rules are here
The story submission form is here
Google+ Community group
The contest deadline is August 30. Winners announced September 27. Check out their website for more details and Good Luck! Remember, contests are a great way to get published.
The Kent Harrison Arts Council Artist in Residence Program
Visual Artist / Writer in Residence
Program Dates: September 1st – August 23rd
Kent Harrison Arts Council is a not for profit organization, nurturing and supporting local arts and culture in the region for over 40 years. The arts council operates the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC and is supported by the BC Arts Council. We are currently seeking writers or visual artists for a one year artist residency. The art gallery and artist residence are located on the shore of beautiful Harrison Lake, approx. 100 kms east of Vancouver.
The annual residency provides an unfurnished 2 bedroom suite with adjoining studio space on second floor of the Ranger Station Art Gallery. In exchange for this space the Artist in Residence will be expected to devote an average of ten hours per week to the operation of the Arts Council and the Ranger Station Art Gallery. The majority of this time will be spent working in the Gallery on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Artist in Residence will also present an annual art exhibit of their work in June and organize two public outreach programs or workshops. Artist in residence is responsible for monthly utility costs of residence and studio. Please refer to the artist in residence job description for specific duties and responsibilities at: kentharrisonartscouncil.com
Artist in Residence Job Description:
The Ranger Station Art Gallery
98 Rockwell Dr. Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Phone #: 1 604 796-2723 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kent Harrison Arts Council Residency program is a one year contract running from September 1 to August 15 and is presented by the Kent Harrison Arts Council
Book Week Writing Contest for Kids & Teens Grades 4 to 12
Deadline approaching: February 1, 2013!
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s annual *Book Week Writing Contest for Kids & Teens is now open. This national contest is a much anticipated part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week.
Young writers are invited to send in a sample of their best writing. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and the winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice.
Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates.
All entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2013.* The winners will be announced during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2013.
Contest details and entry forms can be found here