NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION BRANCH (NCR)
Bi-Weekly Notices for the two weeks: July 19 to Aug. 1, 2015
Great news! Our website problems have been resolved and the new site is up and running. Take a look at http://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/
SUMMER SOCIAL: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
Mark this date on your calendar before it fills!
DATE: Sunday, August 16, 2015 TIME: 3 p.m. until the bonfire burns out
LOCATION: Sharyn’s country home, Osgoode
TYPE: Pot Luck. Readings and attendee book sales
DETAILS: Everyone is welcome to bring a pot luck dish to share. Meet your fellow writers in a casual, congenial and supportive atmosphere. We invite you to:
- Read from your work, published or otherwise
- Bring your books and give folks an opportunity to purchase a copy
- Network, meet old friends and discover new ones
All are invited – CAA Members, Non-members, friends or family, 18 years or older.
PHYLLIS BOHONIS BOOK LAUNCH WITH MOLLY O’CONNOR
DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
TIME: 2 pm to 4 pm
LOCATION: Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Drop in and chat with Ottawa Authors MOLLY O’CONNOR and PHYLLIS BOHONIS.
Listen to readings from each of their distinctly different novels and enjoy some refreshments.
TOMORROW’S PROMISE is Phyllis Bohonis’ third novel. Phyllis writes romance and suspense for a 55+ audience. Follow the journey of Jo Henderson who valiantly struggles to operate a family business in a male-dominated industry after the unexpected death of her husband.
Long-time writer of short stories, a successful memoir and several children’s books, Molly O’Connor is launching her first novel, WHEN SECRETS BECOME LIES: Sixteen-year-old Phillipa loses her parents to a tragic accident and while doing the necessary paper work discovers that there is no record of her birth—anywhere. Who is she?
OTTAWA SUBMISSION CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
BYWORDS.CA SUBMISSION CALL
DEADLINE: The 15th of every month for the following month’s issue
Bywords.ca considers previously unpublished poetry from emerging and established poets for our online monthly magazine. We consider work by current and former residents, students and workers of Ottawa. We also publish poems by contributors to our predecessor, the Bywords Monthly Magazine. FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION VISIT www.bywords.ca and click on Guidelines. Amanda Earl, Managing Editor. Check out Bywords.ca’s literary events calendar here: http://www.bywords.ca/calendar/index.php with up-to-date info on NCR readings, book signings, writers’ circles, literary festivals, spoken word showcases & slams. Event submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WRITE ALONG RADIO Deadline: July 31, 2015
For Ottawa, Canada area writers of all kinds. In conjunction with a grant from the Ottawa Wave Makers, Write Along Radio is very excited to be producing an episode of our podcast for writers entitled Home at Sea: Sentimental Stories from an Ocean in Crisis. AND we are putting out a call for submissions to the Ottawa, Canada writing community.
The focus of this project is to raise awareness of an ocean in need, by simply telling our stories and relating this big idea to personal experience.
If accepted, writers will receive paid compensation for their work of 150$/piece. Learn more and find submission details at: http://writealongradio.com/2015/06/home_at_sea/
RESOURCES FOR SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals http://blog.magazine-awards.com/2013/11/07/a-writers-guide-to-canadian-literary-magazines-journals/
At Poetry Ireland: Submission calls: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/opportunities/
For additional links to contests and submission calls visit Canadian Authors National Capital Region website here: