Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Please also join the very active discussion on my Quick Brown Fox Facebook page here (though you'll have to scroll down to find it). ~Brian
A slightly shorter version of this piece was originally published in the Jewish Tribune and on Harry's Place in Britain.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
|Joyce Carol Oates|
See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Great markets and contests: $400 for short stories, $200 for poems, $25 for horror; a prize for young people and $25,000 for faith writing
Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing ~ $25,000 in prizes
|George Elliott Clarke, |
one of the poetry judges
- 1st place for short story: $10,000
- 1st place for suite of poems: $10,000
- 2nd place for short story: $2,500
- 2nd place for suite of poems: $2,500
|Randy Boyagoda, president PEN Canada|
and one of the short story judges
Navigating tip: For more paying markets, go to the Labels for this posting listed below and click on Paying Markets, or Best Paying Markets. In the list of Labels, you’ll also find a links to various other collections of postings.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Writing for Children & for Young Adults in 2 locales: May 27, in St. Catharines with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books, and Aug 12, in Collingwood with literary agent Monica Pacheco, Plus weekly Kid Lit class in the fall
|The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong,|
a New York Times #1 bestselling author
and one of Brian's students
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Note: The Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop is also offered Saturday, August 12, in Collingwood, with literary agent Monica Pacheco (see here), and a weekly Writing Kid Lit course will be offered Thursday mornings, Oct 5 – Nov in Oakville (see here).
If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book.
Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot!
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.
Anne has worked in book publishing for close to twenty years, concentrating on children’s books for the last fifteen. In that time, she has worked with many of Canada’s top children’s book authors and illustrators.
To reserve a spot now, email: email@example.com