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Hello, Writers,

Hello, all, 

Enjoy the information below,

Shaleeta Harrison,
Executive Director

Member News:

Any FBCW member that wishes to receive free, monthly news bulletins from The Ormsby Review for new reviews of books by B.C. authors can simply send their email address to with a subject line: Alan Twigg Ormsby Review List.

Congratulations, Lorna Crozier, recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement award. There will be a reading at the Vancouver Central Library in the Alice MacKay Room June 28 7:00 PM – 9 PM. For more information →

Congratulations, Patricia Hetherington, for  Under the Covers being on the Shortlist for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards in Non-fiction

The next Nanaimo Write-In is at the Harbourfront Library on June 17 1:30-3:00 PM. Come to write around friendly faces!

Contests & Awards:

The David Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing are now accepting submissions! They are open now until June 22For more information →

The Flash Writing Contest is open to writers of poetry, haiku, fiction, and nonfiction. Submissions must be received by Sunday, July 1, 2018 Midnight, For more information →

The Vallum Award for Poetry 2018 is now open, and you have a chance to win $750 and publication in an upcoming issue of Vallum! Submissions are open until July 15For more information →

The UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize is now open! They are accepting submissions now until August 15For more information →

Festivals & Conferences:

2018 Write on the Sound is looking for presenters!  For more information →

Convergence Writers Weekend is June 15-16For more information →

Nelsons Elephant Mountain Literary Festival has now announced its lineup. It will be July 12-15For more information →

Calls for Submissions:

Pyjama Press is accepting submissions of several kinds of children's books. For more information →

Nourish- Poetry and Haiku Journal is seeking submissions. For more information →

Lennox Magazine is seeking submissions of all kinds!  For more information →

CBC Radio’s The Doc Project: The Doc Project currently has an open call for pitches for both completed documentaries and new documentaries to be produced through their mentorship program: For more information → 

Workshops & Retreats:

Planting Seeds: A Marketing Workshop for Authors is an online workshop running June 12-21For more information →

Writing Fiction is a one-day workshop with Roberta Rich June 23For more information →

Writing Through Doubt is coming to Red Deer College July 23-27For more information →

Sisters In Crime Summer Writers Retreat is coming to Magnolia Hotel, Victoria, BC August 18For more information →

Late Fall Writers Retreat 2018 is accepting submissions until August 22. For more information →


The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is surveying writers to better understand the impact that current shifts in the publishing industry and consumer choices are having on writers’ incomes. Access Copyright encourages all our affiliates who are writers to consider taking part in this survey so that TWUC can collect as much data as possible.
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Contently is a brand content company where you can set up a free portfolio page, it also maintains a listing of gigs for writers and editors. For more information →

And that's all! Please let us know of any events you would like shared, and we'll do our best to keep WriteOn informative and interesting.

Enjoy your week,

Executive Director
WordWorks, Winter 2018
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