I see quite a few of you have checked in (probably wondering when the heck this chick would feed you some writing competitions), so here they are:
(PS I'll tell you about my crazy friend in the chair ++ tonight's reading after:)
1. Event Non-Fiction Contest! Deadline: April 15th. Although I tend to stick to fiction, I couldn't pass this one up. Despite the steep entry fee ($29.95) for a maximum word count of 5,000, the prizes are as follows: 3 prizes of $500 each + Publication. See here for more details.
2. The Writers' Union of Canada Writing for Children Competition
Deadline: April 24; Entry Fee: $15 per entry. $1,500 Prize + Entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three publishers of children's books for consideration. Please see here for more details.
Now about my crazy friend!! Tonight, I know a few of you who follow my blog will be at Chris Benjamin's house for a night of readings from the varied voices of Halifax literature where we will carry you to seven new worlds!
And I will be resuscitating the world of Isabelle (and her friend Caroline who is based on my crazy friend in the chair:) and taking you to Cape Breton, or what I like to call it:
Goddess' country (I let my Newfoundlanders friends have God:)
I will be joined by poets Zach Wells and Rachel Lebowitz, as well as novelists Stephanie Domet, Jon Tattrie, Jenni Blackmore, and Chris Benjamin!
Oh and Tanya! (aka Caroline) is celebrating a birthday on Monday!
Here's to a friendship that has sustained decades and still keeps me smiling!