Federation Vox

Federation Vox

The Federation of BC Writers Electronic Bulletin
November 14, 2008

“Let us read and let us dance–two amusements that will never do
any harm to the world.”
~ Voltaire

In this issue of the e-bulletin

Off The Page Deadline
Online Member Directory
BC BookWorld
Welcome New Board Members
Federation Website

The Northern Review
Writer-in-Residence Posting at the VPL
FreeFall 2008 Poetry & Prose Contest
Golden Scribe Awards
Off The Page Applications Reminder
Only two weeks left! It’s time to apply to one of the Fed’s most popular projects,
the Off The Page writers-in-school program. If you are a member in good standing
and have recently published work in books, anthologies, magazines, periodicals or
websites, you may be eligible. Fill out the web-form application located on our website
http://www.bcwriters.com/off_the_page.php by December 1, 2008, and don’t forget to
include a writing resume or list of recent publications, and a brief biography. Please do
not send attachments or images to the Fed office–simply fill out the form and your
information will be forwarded to our OTP committee in early December. If your
application is accepted by the committee, you will organize a reading, workshop or
presentation at a school of your choice in spring 2009, and you will be paid $200 by
the Federation of BC Writers. In addition, participants receive a dedicated webpage
on the Fed website. This will give let teachers in your area know you are available for
additional bookings. Keep in mind that we receive far more applications than we are
able to fund so fill out the OTP application forms with the most pertinent information.

Online Member Directory
The Federation has set up an online member directory listing all current members
and links to their blogs or websites. It’s a work-in-progress and there are names and
links to be added but take a moment to visit: http://www.bcwriters.com/online.php.
If we’re missing a link to your personal blog or website (sorry, but we can not link to
other organizations), let us know. Send your URL to bc*******@sh**.ca

BC BookWorld
An updated mailing list of current members only will be sent to BC BookWorld on
December 1. Please notify us of any address changes by November 27.

Welcome New Board Members
The Federation board and staff are pleased to welcome two Federation members to
the FBCW board. Website events editor Margo Lamont has stepped into the
Secretary position while local writer Mette Bach has accepted the position of
Treasurer. Their experience and enthusiasm will be an asset to our board! The
position of Vice President is still open. Interested Fed members may contact the office
at 604-683-2057 for more information.

Federation Website
From time to time, I check the website visit stats on the Federation website–and
by golly! (and I never use “by golly” in normal conversation unless I’m terribly
shocked), you folks aren’t checking out the Press Room & Market pages as often as
you should. Did you know we maintain a regularly updated list of international ezines,
periodicals and journals http://bcwriters.com/l_journals.php, a comprehensive list of
Canadian publishers http://bcwriters.com/publishers.php, a smashing compendium
of literary blogs and websites http://bcwriters.com/blogs.php and so much more?!
Well, by golly, now you know.


The Northern Review
Deadline April 30, 2009
The Northern Review seeks submissions for a second special literary issue to be
published in Fall 2009. The first literary issue, #10, was published in Summer 1993.
The Review is interested in receiving previously unpublished short works of fiction,
poetry, and creative nonfiction about the North and/or set in the North. They also
seek scholarship on northern literature. The review process will be double-blind.
Your name should not appear anywhere on your submission, except on the cover
page. Include your email and snail-mail addresses and telephone number on the
cover page. Writers may submit more than one entry for consideration. Send
submissions (as attachments, not in the body of the email) and inquiries to the
managing editor, Deanna McLeod, at dm*****@yu**********.ca

Writer-in-Residence Posting at VPL
The Vancouver Public Library will host a resident author from August 10 to
December 11, 2009. The Writer-in-Residence program, now entering its fifth year,
promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens. This full-time
position (35 hours per week) requires 25% of the author’s time be spent on library
programs or projects, leaving 75% of the work week available for creative writing.
The Writer-in-Residence will provide advice to emerging writers through one-on-one
consultations, seminars and school visits as well as outreach to targeted communities.
Contact the library at pr******@vp*.ca for full details including the application

FreeFall 2008 Poetry & Prose Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2008.
This year’s judge for the FreeFall annual Prose & Poetry contest is Austin Clarke, the
2008 Banff Calgary WordFest Distinguinshed author. For guidelines and entry forms
please visit http://www.freefallmagazine.ca/contest.html

Golden Scribe Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2008
Trafford Publishing is proud to announce the First Annual Golden Scribe Awards in
recognition of authors who have made the choice to adhere to the highest of standards
while publishing independently. An independent panel of judges will score entries and
determine one winner in each of three categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Full Colour
Children’s Books. For details, visit http://www.trafford.com/goldenscribeawards

For more contest, award and submission listings, visit http://bcwriters.com/awards.php


From the desk of
Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director
Federation of BC Writers

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