Monday, May 30, 2011

Love letters

Hi, Brian.
You were in Sudbury last summer doing an editing workshop – super, insanely valuable stuff and I hope you come back to the Big Nickel soon! – and I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that “Pearl,” the story I brought to work on at the workshop (about the would-be mermaid), has found a home!

Allegory magazine's May issue went live today with my story, and I wanted to share the link. It's my first sale, and I'm pretty jazzed.

Thank you again for your help. And please come back to Sudbury soon! : )
Stephanie Charette

Read Stephanie’s story here. For information about submitting to Allegory, see here. I will be returning to Sudbury - on Sunday, Oct 23, to lead a "How to Get Published" workshop. Details here. - Brian

Hi Brian,
I must say, you’re in good company for liking my poem “Feeling” that you looked at in class. I just received notification today that it has been selected for publication in Sibyl Magazine I'd submitted it for their 2nd annual poetry contest last month!
Cheers!
Linda Spencer
Georgetown

Brian,
I am very happy to report that my first piece of published fiction, a humorous look at life in a diner, was included in the new food-themed anthology Crave It! from Red Claw Press (here). The editors hosted a marvelous launch party and readings from the new book on May 5 in Toronto. After many years of being published as a cookbook author and food writer for magazines, I am so pleased to now be 'bi-published' (fiction and nonfiction)!

Thanks for sharing this with your readers, as I would love to point to the inspiring - and mouth-watering - works of my fellow authors, and acknowledge the dedication and hard work of the editors at Red Claw.

Cheers,
Anne Lukin

Hi Brian
More big news from Sarnia! On Sunday, May 15, two of our local writers/editors launched Sweet Lemons 2, an international anthology focusing on Sicilian heritage and writing. You don't need to be Italian to appreciate the significance of this 400-page book which features the work of close to 90 authors.

On a much smaller scale (but exciting for me), I will be one of the opening acts for the afternoon, launching a poetry chapbook, my second collection of previously published and 'honourable mention' work. Included is one of my poems shortlisted in the Freefall 2008 Prose and Poetry Contest.

Debbie Okun Hill
Sarnia

Hi Brian,
Recently one of my stories, an excerpt from my creative non-fiction book "Finding Matthew" was published in Commuterlit, and in June another story will appear in the spring publication of ARS Medica. Thanks for all your encouragement.
Donna Kirk

Read "Finding Mathew" here. For information about submitting to Ars Medica, see here. For submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

See my full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Kingston, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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