Coming up! Upcoming! Real Vancouver!


Summer waxes, wanes, disappears, and our old friend reappears.  Hello Real Vancouver Writer’s Series!  We’ve missed you.  The info is here, and here:

Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is falling for these amazing readers as part of the Little Mountain Lit Shop.

Aaron Giovannone
FRan Cunningham a.k.a. Francine Cunningham
Hasan Namir
Lydia Kwa
Kyla Jamieson
Keri Korteling

Hosted by Sean Cranbury and Dina Del Bucchia

Tickets atr $5 or PWYC (no one turned away for lack of funds).



Congrats to COV Book Award Winner Wayde Compton!

waydeAward for Wayde is well-deserved.  Incredible.

“Since 1989, the annual City of Vancouver Book Award has been recognizing authors of excellence of any genre who contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character, or the achievements of its residents.

The $3,000 prize is funded by the City’s Publishing Reserve, which was established in 1977 as a permanent legacy for Vancouver writers and publishers.”

Fiddlehead taking entries for 2016 issue!

Tell It Slant: The Fiddlehead’s 25th Annual Contest.

Get your entries ready! This year’s contest is now open!

The winning entries will be published in the spring 2016 issue
of The Fiddlehead (no. 267) and on our website.
The winning authors will be paid for publication in addition to their prizes!

$2,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem
$250 each for Two Honourable Mentions

$2,000 for Best Story
$250 each for Two Honourable Mentions

Good luck to all entrants. This year’s contest deadline is December 1, 2015 (postmarked)

Full details:

New Literary Award in BC

peter_tuxA great opportunity for writers in BC aged 50 and over!

“The Cedric Literary Awards have been created specifically to recognize and celebrate unpublished BC writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, and First Nations storytellers. We want to play a key role in: encouraging unpublished writers who may not have considered publishing their work previously; providing a forum for previously unpublished work by BC writers and storytellers; and celebrating their achievements. We believe that writers aged 50 and over have had a lifetime of experience to share in writing[.]”