Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fun For Writers (contests and events)

Glimmer Train various times throughout the year

Canada Writes (CBC)
The CBC Literary Prizes recognize the best in original, unpublished writing by Canadians
Short story prize
Deadline:  November 1, 2012

Creative nonfiction prize
This competition is not yet open
Deadline:  February 1, 2012

Poetry prize
This competition is not yet open
Deadline:  May 1, 2013

Writers' Digest 
Deadline:  November 15, 2012

Mother Tongue Publishing
Second Search for the Great BC Novel Contest
Open to all writers living in British Columbia
Deadline:  November 1, 2012

Word on the Street
The Word on The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word
Vancouver:  Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lexington Convention Center
Lexington, Kentucky
September 28, 29, 30, 2012
(There is a ScareFest in Canada. We're too late this year. When I searched 'ScareFest Canada 2013' this is what I found. Link)

Victoria Writers Festival 
October 12 to 13

Work in progress
Word count: 55,589 words
I know that looks impressive...until you learn my secret.
The Sweater Curse:  novel
consists of...

The Sweater Curse ebook (22,627) available here
The Sweater Curse ebook is Gwen Bjarnson's story

Aspiring knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson is stuck in Purgatory. To escape, she must re-examine her life, journey through her past and right a wrong. But which wrong?

Young and in love, she works to establish her career, except fate has different plans. One rash act and she loses everything. Never resting, always seeking, and yearning for what she can no longer have, Gwen faces the truth:  if she remains, others are destined to die.

How will she solve the mystery before it is too late?

and Aster Walburn's story (32,962 and growing)
Next post:  Please welcome Author Christine Locke