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Imprint of . Publishing & mentorship for an IBPOC writer in Canada between ages 18-28 w/ artist . Deadline: Sept 1, 2018.
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Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Sep 20
Meet the Delegates! is a Congolese-born writer currently living in Scarborough. Her debut collection of short fiction will be the first title published under ’s . You can find Téa at this year’s Festival!
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VS. Books Sep 19
"I encourage writers to embrace process before product—we’re so often valued by what we produce and not for who we are and where we come from." - on mentorship in
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Catherine Hernandez Sep 18
Here is a video version of my interview that delves deeper into my beliefs around success in Canlit.
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Nalo Hopkinson Sep 7
This summer, instead of talking to my students with words like "revision" and "rewriting," I started calling it "play" and "experimentation." We don't need to work so hard to make the fun parts of the creative process sound horrible.
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VS. Books Sep 4
Replying to @vsbooksimprint
Asking for $ as an emerging artist is awkward, even frightening. I remember being scared of not only losing income, but also "burning bridges" / missed opportunities. But the unfortunate truth is the only advocate you have is YOU. Orgs will always take as much as they can get.
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VS. Books Sep 4
Replying to @vsbooksimprint
99% of the time an organizer/institution has made me feel bad about asking about $, the gig experience has been shitty. if an org doesn't value you enough to pay you, of course they also treat you crappy at the gig itself.
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VS. Books Sep 4
Replying to @vsbooksimprint
in an ideal world, EVERY invitation would mention payment / state how much. an artist shouldn't have to be in the position of asking "will there be an honourarium." there are few other jobs where a worker is asked to do their job without an immediate acknowledgement of payment.
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VS. Books Sep 4
the messages in these instances are clear: we don't value your art as labour and we don't value "the artist" as a cultural worker.
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VS. Books Sep 4
any gig / opportunity that makes you feel bad for inquiring about payment is not a gig / opportunity worth taking, no matter how much praise is included in the invitation.
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NOW Magazine Sep 3
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VS. Books Sep 2
The open call for VS. Books 2018 is now closed! Thank you to all the young writers who have applied. I am so honoured and excited to dig in to your works, and we hope to have a response to all of you by end of October. And thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word!
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Jason Purcell Sep 1
Had the privilege of talking with Erin Wunker about writing, risk, and collaboration for the Fall 2018 issue of . I learn so much from Erin’s generous and vulnerable thinking and writing. You don’t want to miss this conversation, so subscribe to Glass Buffalo!ht…
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Fariha Róisín Aug 29
hi ICYMI i'm teaching about writing on the internet (especially as a brown-queer-Muslim person) and encourage anyone and everyone to sign up if its something you're interested in and you're able!
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VS. Books Aug 26
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Bif Naked Aug 23
This is beautiful! SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1st! For more info: 💗 💗
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Arsenal Pulp Press Aug 23
Catherine Hernandez's SCARBOROUGH is this year's Queen's Reads title at Queens University. Lucky students!
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Frizz Kid Aug 22
Support independent progressive journalism that doesn’t get bullied into silence by politicians! Support and follow
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Arielle Twist Aug 22
✨Release Date March 1st 2019✨
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Allison K Williams Aug 19
Toni Morrison: 40 Mark Twain: 41 Marcel Proust: 43 Henry Miller: 44 JRR Tolkien: 45 Raymond Chandler: 51 Richard Adams: 52 Annie Proulx: 57 Laura Ingalls Wilder: 65 Frank McCourt: 66 Harriett Doerr: 74 Harry Bernstein: 96 No, you’re not too old to publish your first book.
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Leah Horlick Aug 14
AH. I am going to tell my grandma! And then I am going to have a cry! THANK YOU and congratulations to the entire shortlist, it was a dream to be in your company!
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