Home Page

Contact Us

Today's Date

December 1999~Volume16 No. 4

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk

11 Spotlighting the Links by Carole Roy In this issue: A tribute to Canadian writing sites.

54 NOTES Canadian and other Markets, Contests, Notices, Awards and Writer's Guidelines.

**Check out our new easier-to-read format**

62 Asian Markets: byRaymond J G Wells.

64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS Comics - WORD FIND pg 33.

Quotes for Thought on pages 7, 13, 21, 23, 30, 32, 36, 39, 42, 48, 55.


Short Fiction Contest Winners

First Prize Winner:

5 The Millennium Bug by Walter R. Kent, Toronto, ON.

Honourable Mention Winner:

8 Two Crows Joy by Joan Boswell, Ottawa, ON.


7 Starts Poem by Marilyn Iva Thomas

13 A Holiday Cheer To The Season! by Joyce-Anne Locking Inspirational thoughts to brighten your holidays.

14 Be Kind To Your Ink-Blotched Friends by Kay Parley Pertinent words of caution for writers seeking aid.

16 In Defense of Rhyme by Nils Clausson A strong argument for those who enjoy rhyming poetry.

21 Winter Storm Poem by Joyce-Anne Locking

22 How To Keep A Word Journal by Joyce-Anne Locking Using word images as a writing exercise.

23 Inspiration by Nellie Gritchen Scott Being prepared when the muse strikes at awkward times.

23 The Eternal Winter Poem by David Alec Knight

24 Teaching Adult Writing Classes by Allison Kydd An opportunity to share your passion.

26 A Writer's Colouring Book by Ryan O'Neill How to colour with words.

27 Forgotten Poem by Jacquie Lambert

28 Natural Writing Time by Juli Davidson Learning to respect the natural course of our writing.

30 King Winter Poem by Jack Baum

31 Nine Quick Fiction Tips by Ryan G. Van Cleave A writer's aid to productivity.

33 Careers for Writers Puzzle by Shirley Harshenin

34 A Writer's Observations by Jill Williams A look at Science Fiction writing.

35 Pyramid Poem by Greta Vesterback Nelson

36 Preposition in Poetry by Diana Peacock 'Under''estimating the power of prepositions.

37 Why I Stick With a Poetry Workshop by Joan Latchford An exhange of poetic input.

39 Urbanization Poem by Joan Latchford

40 WWW Means Women's Writer's Week by Sharon Espeseth A writing retreat to purge the soul.

42 Words Poem by Greta Vesterback Nelson

43 Ten Ways To Electrify Your Writing by L. Jans Methods to liven up your writing projects.

46 Happy News by Dena Thompson Giving your writing a lighter tone.

46 Goodbye Poem by Charles Hall

47 Word Avalanche Poem by Joyce-Anne Locking

47 Unspoken Poem by Charles Hall

48 The Song of the Ice Poem by Alan A Sandercott

49 The Electronic Rights Licensing Agency (TERLA)

51 Reprieve Poem by C. Janet Johnstone

51 Writing Tools Poem by Bob Hostetler

49 Reviews:

  • The Echo of Your Words Has Reached Me by John B. Lee

    Reviewed by Anthony Chalk

  • You Can Write Children's Books by Tracey E. Dils

    Reviewed by Anthony Chalk

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

    Reviewed by L. Jans