Writers, have you subscribed to Brian Henry’s newsletter?

QBF cakeI highly recommend getting your name added to Brian Henry’s newsletter email list. Here’s a sample of what you will find:

Writing Markets and Contests

Quirk Books free “Looking for Love” novel contest with $10,000 prize and publication … more

The Alice Munro Short Story Contest wants your entry, and the Malahat Review is accepting regular submissions and submissions for nonfiction contest … more

Room, Vallum, Passion, and Dream Quest: Calls for submissions and contests … more

Reviews wanted of plays, movies, restaurants and, especially books … more

A free short story contest and a contest for short stories, plays and poetry … more

More writing contests here: http://tinyurl.com/743hfsw
More markets for short pieces here: http://tinyurl.com/cqjm7xp
More book publishers here: http://tinyurl.com/ctper8s

Sign up for the list herehttp://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.ca/

Brian Henry is coming to Peterborough on July 21. Have you registered for his workshop yet? Details here.

Contest: Speculative fiction; $500 prize; Deadline May 31

czpbannerrannuThe CZP/Rannu Fund (Canada) offers two awards per year of $500 each: fiction (7,000 words max.) and poetry (5 poems, 10 pages max). Granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality or place of residence, at any stage of their career.
Deadline: May 31, 2013.
Entry fee: $10 ($15 for US entrants).
Submission guidelines here.

via Brian Henry’s Quick Brown Fox. Check out his contest calendar for more contests this year:

The 2013 Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry’s workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
To order, email brianhenry@sympatico


Workshop: How to Build Your Story — with Brian Henry – July 21 [Peterborough]

“How to Build Your Story”

 ~ Plotting novels and writing short stories ~

Sunday, July 21
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek Residence, 481 Reid Street, Peterborough (Map here.)

This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel. You’ll also get the best tips
on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. Best yet,
you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.

Fee: $32.74 + 13% hst = $37 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $35.40 + 13% hst = $40 if you wait to pay at the door

To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:

Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6

Or if you do on-line banking, you can pay by e-transfer.

       To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer, and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson University. He also leads weekly creative writing courses inMississauga, Oakville andBurlington and conducts Saturday workshops throughout Ontario. His proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.