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If you're getting serious about your writing, or are already an experienced writer looking for new ideas and markets, the Canadian Writer's Journal should definitely be coming to you..
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Due to post-operative illness, coupled with the sheer volume of work, the publishing schedule of the CWJ is too seriously behind to catch up. And it is too well-loved to disappear. We appreciate the heart-felt calls and letters of support. And it's taken quite a lot longer than I thought to pull it all together into a coherent plan again. But here it is. All of the Short Fiction winners from 2006-2010 are in Choice Works 15 In lieu of issues I cannot even begin to track now, the subscription portion of the prize will have the option of two extra copies of Choice Works 15 ($18.95 x 2 does not equal the $35 for subcription, but seems fair.) or possibly two copies of the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. We'll be contacting you all to see what your wishes are.
As for the magazine, we have made some preliminary decisions. Stay tuned, and thank you for your support.
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The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar 2013 lists Canadian writing contests and book awards for the year 2013 arranged by deadline date. If you think that you'd ever have time to write and still know where to find all this information, collect it, and organize it, call me. Anyone who says they could compile all of this on their own has never tried to do it. Have a look at this year's Table of Contents for the 2013 Edition here.
We now can accept MasterCard and Visa at the office, either by phone, fax or by mail. It's listed as an option for the CWCC on the order form. We are still working to implement the on-line processing, but it is coming.
Great gift for the writers on your list. It's the nicest encouragement a writer can receive, aside from an acceptance letter.
If you missed the 2013 edition, it's always time to make sure your contest listed in the 2014 edition. Use the link and forms on thissubmission page to get the details to us, and we'll try to spread the word. Send the email at any time of year; new information may be listed in the Canadian Writer's Journal Market Notes, and on the Updates page, so don't wait. Make this year your writing contest gets noticed.
Countdown to the next Short Fiction Contest Deadline:
Winners for the April 2011 Contest are now posted. The winners from the past contests are being collected into 2 much larger paperback books called Choice Works 15(Sept 2006-April 2010) and Choice Works 16 (March 2002-March 2006), replacing the single chapbooks for those contests. I have been contacting all those winners in the next little while. Choice Works 15 is available now, and 16 and 17 are on their way to the printers, ETA end Feb 2012.
The CWJ Short Fiction contest will be held once a year with a contest deadline of April 30th, and will be included in the new Canadian Writer's Journal.
Who Reads the CWJ? Information about our demographics.
Choice Works (Index to all volumes)
Click here for the complete Gill Foss interview featured in CWJ 2002 June issue
We are still looking for some of the earliest issues of the Canadian Writer's Journal Please check this Page for details concerning the issues we are missing. We have only ten more to find from the earliest days of the CWJ.
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