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3 October, 2017

The Ins and Outs of Submitting to Literary Magazines

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Ten questions to keep in mind when submitting your work to literary magazines. By Lisa Young   Choosing which Magazines to Submit to There are so many journals, it can be hard to choose. Here are some key questions to begin narrowing them down:   1. What literary magazines do you like that match your [...]

31 August, 2017

Q&A: Writers on Time Management & Work-Life Balance

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by Lisa Young As writers diversify and expand the scope of their careers—whether it’s by editing an anthology, submitting on a more consistent basis, switching genres, starting a literary press, or publishing books at a faster pace—time becomes an increasingly scarce resource. In this Q&A, seven thriving writers open up about how they manage their [...]

24 July, 2017

Industry Spotlight: Jeff Kirby

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by Khashayar Mohammadi   “It’s a really lovely thing to be Kirby right now!” says the proprietor of knife I fork I book, one of Toronto’s newest hubs for poets and poetry lovers alike. Jeff Kirby’s spacious second-floor balcony looks over a lovely little garden on Church Street. After the release of his most recent [...]

9 March, 2017

Bänoo Zan on the Diversity of Reading Series

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After attending Shab-e She’r for the first time, I met with Bänoo Zan at the Green Beanery, a popular tea shop at Bathurst and Bloor, to discuss the event that, she claims, is the most diverse poetry reading series in Toronto. It was immediately clear that this soft-spoken woman, though quick to laugh, is careful [...]

21 April, 2016

words(on)stages Spring Chapbook Launch

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Chapbook launch for new titles from Adam Zachary, Pearl Pirie, and Brady Tighe (not pictured here). Also readings from authors to be published in the fall, Matthew Vanstone, Margaryta Golovchenko, and Rasiqra Revulva. Photos by Justin Lauzon

19 April, 2016

House of Anansi Poetry Bash 2016

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Poetry launch for new titles from Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, Steven Heighton, Suzanne Buffam, and Michael Crummey. More info on the collections and way to purchase them at House of Anansi.

14 April, 2016

McClelland & Stewart Spring Poetry Launch 2016

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"When you live a life of poems, you spend your days with the voice of poets." - Matt Rader.     Photos taken by Justin Lauzon on April 13, 2016.

13 November, 2015

CanLit Today: The Golden Son is #1 and shows we want to colour

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Shilpi Somaya Gowda tops the Canadian bestseller list with The Golden Son (Harper Avenue). Shortly after winning both the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Giller Prize, André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs rose quickly to #5 on the list. - Toronto Star Be prepared to get out your pencil crayons, because 9/10 of this season's most wished for [...]

27 October, 2015

EVENT Magazine’s Non-fiction Contest

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EVENT Magazine is holding its 28th annual Non-fiction Contest, and you most certainly should submit. Non-fiction writing takes a remarkable talent to pull off well, requiring a keen pair of eyes and ears to marry well researched facts with sharp narrative prose. It's true that there are far fewer non-fiction contests than those for fiction [...]

22 October, 2015

Most Anticipated IFOA Events

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IFOA 36 starts today! Below is list of our most anticipated events, both free and ticketed. It’s not a coincidence that you can actually attend every one of the events we’ve picked. Go to them! IFOA is one of the most important literary festivals in Canada in both breadth and depth. If you’re short on [...]