Thursday, 24 April 2008

SSC Janssen Ortho scholarships

2008 Building Bridges to the Future Bursary Program
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Janssen-Ortho Inc. are pleased to partner again in offering the Building Bridges to the Future Bursary Program. Though administered by Janssen-Ortho Inc., the program is now coordinated through the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The Building Bridges to the Future Bursary Program seeks to encourage and support individuals living with schizophrenia as they pursue educational opportunities. The money from the bursary program can be used for tuition/registration fees, books and other costs related to completing education and/or training program. Further details at <>

Another Writing Contest

Saturday May 31, 2008

Burnaby Writers Society's 2008 Writing Contest

Open to all BC residents, the theme is "Green". Prizes of $200, $100 and $50, as well as honourable mentions, will be awarded for the best one-page submissions of either prose or poetry, freely interpreting the "green" theme in any way you wish.. Work can be in any form or genre, as long as it is complete on one page. The entry fee is $5.00 per entry, or 3 entries for $10.00

Results will be announced, and winners will be invited to participate in a public reading, in fall 2008.

For complete guidelines go to the website,

Contests for Writers

Deadline: postmarked no later than July 15, 2008
It's that time of year again—sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction,
poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries. Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500,
2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2009 issue of Room. Other manuscripts may be
published. Judges: Creative Non-Fiction: Rita Moir. Fiction: Ivan E Coyote. Poetry: Evelyn Lau.
Send entries to: Room Fiction and Poetry Contest PO Box 46160, Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 5G5,
Canada. No manuscripts will be returned. Only winners will be notified.
Check website for all
complete rules - and also contests for other genres.


Deadline: Postdated May 15, 2008
Mother Tongue Publishing Limited is "very excited to announce the launch of our new BC trade
publishing company: Mother Tongue Publishing Limited. (m)Öthêr Tøñgué Press has changed its
name and spread its wings! We are inviting submissions for Rocksalt, an Anthology of Contemporary
BC Poetry,
the first in 30 years!
Rocksalt will be edited by Harold Rhenisch and Mona Fertig.

subTerrain's Annual
Lush Triumphant
Literary Awards Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2008
$3,000 in cash prizes!
go to for more details.

GEIST Short Long-Distance Writing Contest
Deadline: Postdated June 1, 2008
Send a short story where the action takes place in at least two time zones within Canada. Maximum length is 500 words, fiction or non-fiction. First prize $250; second prize $150; third prize $100. Winning entries will be published in Geist and at Entry fee: $20. For more information or to enter, see website.

Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes Competition
Deadline: Postdated July 1, 2008

This Year's Category: Short Fiction, any genre (literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, etc.)
First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks, Second Prize: $300, Third Prize: $150
The Federation of BC Writers is calling upon all creative souls to enter this year's Literary Writes
fiction contest. Be it literary or mystery, speculative or science, your short story should grab the
readers' attention, holding them sweet hostage until the very end. Enter now and you could be a
winner in Literary Writes 2008.

Fwd: RSVP: FED AGM, Reception and Anthology Launch

Federation of British Columbia Writers
AGM, Reception & Anthology Launch

Friday, May 9, 6:30 to 10 pm
Sculpture Gallery Room, Listel Hotel,
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver

Admission: Free to Federation members
Guests: $5 at door

Schedule of Events:
6:30 pm AGM
7:30 pm Reception
8 pm Launch of new FED anthology,
Imagining British Columbia: Land, Memory & Place
Editor Daniel Francis will introduce readings by
contributors Trevor Carolan, Pam Galloway, Victoria Marvin,
Mona Fertig, Luanne Armstrong and A.S. Penne

RSVP by May 2, 2008