Spring 2016 Reading and Writing

CBC Books Spring Reading List

CBC Short Story Prize competition runs September to October each year. Sharpen your pencils. CAD$25 per entry.

In the meanwhile, have a few poems on your sleeve? Check out the CBC Poetry Prize submit by May 31!

And if you just want to read what’s on CBC Books 2016 Spring Reading List

More Canadian contests and calls for submission at Canadian Authors website.

Commonwealth Writers green logo

The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist was announced in March. Also some interesting new authors and writings to discover.

Alice Munro festival dates

Are you a reader who enjoys Alice Munro’s writings or find her stories a sleeping remedy? Did you know about the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story in June? Takes place in Wingham, Ontario. Margaret Atwood will kickoff the festival reading from Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales (at the Blyth Festival). The 2016 festival short story competition is already closed. Read 2015 winner Leanne Dunic’s story “Without Her”; the competition finalists are listed as well. About Alice Munro – in case you are wondering who I’m going on about. 2013 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature – born in Wingham, Ontario in 1931 to fox and poultry farmers.

Plenty of reading until next time!

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