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Recent Releases

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive - November 19, 2018 deadline for applications from authors around the world
Vendors wanted for autumn 2018 edition of the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair-November 24, 2018
Arc Angels: Join the Celestial Choir of Canadian Poetry Lovers!
Bywords.ca congratulates Seymour Mayne, winner of the Yiddish category in the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards for In Your Words: Translations from the Yiddish and the Hebrew (Ronald P. Frye & Co).
The Tree Reading Series GoFundMe campaign
the Parliamentary Poet Laureate - Canada's National Poetry Registry
Help a Bywords.ca reader find a poem from the 60s/70s
News from the City of Ottawa's Arts and Heritage Development Unit
Agora Student Bookstore offers space for rent for literary, spoken word, storytelling, nonfiction events
Pearl Pirie's list of English Canadian poets in Ottawa


Literary Contests

Prairie Fire Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests - deadline: November 30, 2018
The Fiddlehead Literary Contests for fiction and poetry - deadline: December 3, 2018
CAA National Capital Writing Contest opens November 1, 2018; deadline: February 8, 2019
Summer Literary Seminars 2019 Contest - deadline February 28, 2019


Call for Submissions

Vallum Magazine: Call for Submissions: 16:1 Connections - deadline: November 15, 2018
Coven Editions Call for Broadsides and Magical Micropoems
Grey Borders Magazine
League of Canadian Poets Call for Submissions - Poem-a-day
carte blanche call for submissions: deadline: December 31, 2018
Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Writers 2018/2019
Gordon Hill Press seeks book-length poetry manuscripts
h&: actively seeking submissions
Bywords.ca Call for Poetry by Current and Former Ottawa Students, Residents and Workers
Bywords.ca wants reviews of recent Canadian poetry books and chapbooks


Workshops

The Origin Arts Presents: Masterclass with David Silverberg - November 17, 2018 PWYC
Atelier sur l'écriture - Haïku le 24 novembre 2018
Banff Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency -deadline: November 28, 2018
Diaspora Dialogues' TOK Ottawa Symposium November 30 - December 1, 2018
WALLACE STEGNER CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY: APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 DECEMBER
Ottawa Romance Writers: December 2, 2018 $20 Prolific Authors Share Their Secrets
Berton House Writers' Retreat 2019/2020 Dawson City, Yukon- applications due December 11, 2018
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Literary Arts Programs 2018
Ottawa Romance Writers: January 6, 2019 $25 WIP into Shape free brainstorming workshop
Ottawa Romance Writers: February 3, 2019 $25 But What is the Right Decision??? Combating Imposter Syndrome and Burnout
Ottawa Romance Writers: March 3, 2019 $50 Full Day Writing Workshop with Shirley Jump
Editors Canada Professional Development Seminars 2018/2019
Ottawa Romance Writers: April 7, 2019 $25 Standing Out in a Crowd: Finding Your Unique Voice
Ottawa Romance Writers: May 7, 2019 $25 Maximise Your Global Sales: Everything You Need to Know about Kobo