Federation Vox

Federation Vox

The Federation of BC Writers Electronic Bulletin
July 3, 2008

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”
— John le Carré
In this issue of our e-bulletin

New Regional Rep Appointed
Bowen Island Festival
Post Road Magazine Contest
Inscribed Seeking Submissions
Narrative Magazine’s First-Person Contest

New Regional Rep Appointed

We’re pleased to report that Lorraine Murphy has been appointed by the board to the
position of Lower Mainland/Sunshine Coast regional representative. Lorraine is the author
of Terminal City: Vancouver’s Missing Women and a former Small Business Columnist at
Business in Vancouver newspaper and Occupational Pursuit magazine. As one of the
cornerstone volunteers in the WordPress.com technical help forums, she has experience
helping beginning bloggers develop fluency and achievement online. Lorraine has been
blogging for many years, and her flagship blog, raincoaster, is ranked in the top 20,000
blogs in the world. She looks forward to sharing her skills and knowledge with Fed members
in the year ahead and will be contacting her regional members next week with a letter of
introduction along with local news and events.

Bowen Island Festival
Write on Bowen! This popular festival for readers and writers takes place next weekend,
July 11 to 13 but there’s still time to register for events or workshops. Check out their website
at http://www.biac.ca/writersfestival for information on workshops, events and panel
presentations, then register using their handy online form (you can pay using Visa or Paypal).
Festival-goers can choose from eight exciting workshops and three panel presentations. Topics
include screenplay writing, memoir writing, poetry for youth, publishing options, lyric writing,
freelance writing, sourcing your inspiration, and poetry writing. Workshops cost just $20.00 for
members of the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) and $25.00 for non-members. Panel
presentations are free!

Post Road Magazine Contest
Deadline: July 15
Post Road Magazine seeks quality fiction and poetry for writing contest. $1000 prize for each
winner. Submission fee: $15 for each story up to 5000 words, or for each set of three poems.
Contest is for previously unpublished work only. For more details, please visit

Inscribed Seeking Submissions
Deadline: July 25
Inscribed, an international literary magazine based in Canada , seeks traditional to experimental poetry, fiction, and essays for its next issue. Leniency toward the interesting and the bizarre.
For more information, please visit

Narrative Magazine’s First-Person Contest
Deadline: July 30
Narrative Magazine’s First-Person Contest is open to all writers. They’re looking for works of
fiction or non-fiction written in the first-person point of view in the following categories: short
stories, short short stories, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length
non-fiction. For more information please visit


Federation Vox is compiled by Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director of the Federation
of British Columbia Writers. The Federation of British Columbia Writers is BC’s largest
writers organization, serving over 650 organizational and individual members throughout
the province. For information on the Federation, please visit our website at

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