Editorís Notes

Greetings Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure to welcome four brand new poets to Bywords and to introduce their work to you.

After a busy autumn literary season, things get quiet again as winter sets in and we prepare for the holidays. Don't forget to stock up on poetry at your local independent bookstore to read yourself and to give out as holiday gifts.

Bywords won't be hibernating over the winter as we work on plans and grant applications for 2017, publish events, news items, calls for submission, contests, workshops and of course, poetry on the site, not to mention share information via our social media accounts: @Bywordsdotca on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/Bywords.ca/.

Remember also that we are always looking for poetry for the site. The deadline is the 15th of every month. We pay $35 per poem published and all published poems are considered for the John Newlove Poetry Award. Further information can be found in the Guidelines section of the site.

Thanks to our selection committee this month:

Wes Babcock
Robert Martin Evans
Jason Lamantia
Anne LeDressay
Fiona Mitchell
Kemisha Newman
Carol A. Stephen
JC Sulzenko

If you have questions, comments, suggestions or a pair of waterproof and warm boots to offer, please e-mail me at amanda@bywords.ca.

Amanda Earl

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