13 Short Story Contests in Canada

Calling all Canadian fiction writers! Here are 13 upcoming short story contests by Canadian literary organizations. Most offer cash prizes.

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Poetry and Healing with Roger Sippl

The Sweater: The doctors tell me the main tumor in my chest is the size of a softball. She uses a double strand of yarn and thin knitting needles...

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In Memoriam

“Alison, Daddy died today,” spoke my mom. She had positioned me on a wicker-backed bar stool in the center of my kitchen...

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Incomplete Woman

My last partner threw me away after my legs wouldn’t open for him. He didn’t explicitly say that of course; he said something about a lack of connection.

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Poetry Therapy

Using poetry and journaling as part of therapy is growing in practice. Poetry therapy studies can be taken through various accredited organizations.

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Top 30 Gifts for Writers

Do you have a writer in your life? For inspiration, I’ve compiled this list of the top 30 gifts for writers. Happy shopping!

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The Prisoner: Free at Last

Read the short story, The Prisoner: Free at Last, by Phil McNichol: "Quite often I fell to my knees and beat my fists against that block."

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Best 21 Books about Therapeutic Writing

There are many books that can guide you as you write your way to healing. Check out 21 books written by experts in the field of therapeutic writing.

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Julia’s Garden

Short story by Jeremy Luke Hill: "He was backing away, his hands held out in front of him to ward off whatever it was that was happening before his eyes..."

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To Hell and Back in Time for Dinner

Creative Non-Fiction Story by Erica Briggs: "I packed a bag with a few outfits and antiperspirant; I heard it gets hot in hell. Said goodbye to my friends."

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Writing to Heal Workshop

We're hosting a writing workshop in cooperation with the Eden Mills Writers Festival! Join us in Eden Mills on June 9 for a workshop dedicated to writing and healing.

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To Blog Directory or Not to Blog Directory

To Blog Directory or Not to Blog Directory That is the question. And the answer? Yes. But, before you sign up for every blog directory out there, read on.

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REINCARNATION

Reincarnation by Pushcart Nominee, Karla Cordero. A poetic response to the unveiling of 8 prototypes for Trump’s border wall in San Diego County.

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Mother Poems

I wrote these Mother Poems to attempt to process my mother's relationship with me. The major question I had as a child was: "Why does my mother hate me?"

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Your Guide to Canadian Literary Submissions

Check out this guide to Canadian literary submissions, which includes submission information for 64 Canadian literary journals, magazines and websites.

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Three Hots and a Cot

Three Hots and a Cot is a creative non-fiction piece by Elizabeth Christie that describes her childhood in a "Christ-adjacent" Catholic family.

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Three Poems by Craig Barker

Three Poems by Craig Barker: "Strained       goodbye      outside of |         a bus station         in Baltimore. | Wrote last    words on stained window |"

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5 Free Writing Tools for Creative Writers

Here are 5 of our favourite free online writing tools. They'll bring instant improvements to the quality of your work. Check them out!

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