Call for Submissions – Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine

Deadline October 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST)

The pandemic has offered experiences that are uniquely yours while at the same time there are some things that are universal to us all. Have you been writing poetry over the last few years while you have been in quarantine? Are you ready to share your work?

Whether you have been writing about despair and loss of hope and change, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine is now open for submissions for a Pandemic Issue to be released later this year.

Please send your submission, name, and contact info to blnish@pandorascollective.com
Deadline October 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST)

Meet the Editors:
Bonnie Nish is Executive Director of Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from UBC. Bonnie’s first book of poetry ‘Love and Bones’ was released by Karma Press Her next book “Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline” an anthology of concussion-related stories, was published by Lash and Associates in 2016. Bonnie is an Expressive Arts Therapist with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Vancouver Expressive Arts Therapy School where she is also a faculty member. Her latest book, Cantata in Two Voices, co-written with Jude Neal was released by Ekstasis Editions.

Ali Denno is a writer and a Counselling Psychology student who has a passion for combining creative writing with the counselling world. She has facilitated workshops at Pacifica Rehabilitation Centre through Pandora’s Collective and currently is a peer support volunteer at The Looking Glass Foundation. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Creative Writing from KPU and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UBC. Ali will start her Master of Counselling Degree at Adler University this fall. She hopes to share the joy and community that writing can bring.

Creative Residencies for Comox Valley Writers and Visual Artists

The McLoughlin Gardens is pleased to welcome local writers and visual artists to reside and work at the Gardens for one- and two-week residencies this summer and fall. We offer successful applicants space and privacy to pursue their art and nurture their artistic vision and voice.

Applications will be juried by a committee. Residencies are subsidized and the cost to the artist will be $500 per week. The seaside cottage is comfortable, fully furnished and equipped with WIFI service. Please note: vehicle access is limited, and there are no laundry facilities.

To apply for the residency, please go to https://www.mcloughlingardens.org/literary-arts and submit an application by May 20, 2021.

Federation of BC Writers – discount memberships

Three fer Half – The Federation of BC Writers is reaching out to writers groups with a unique membership drive.

Their Winter 2020 deep discount membership drive is inviting non-member writers to join in groups of three or more at a fifty percent discount. Runs from January 17 to February 17, 2020.

Check their website at https://bcwriters.ca for more information, or write to them at membership@bcwriters.ca.