Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Congratulations to Erin, Anne, Barbara, Florence, and Linda!


Hi, Brian.
Good news! I’ve sold my picture book, The Shiva, to Orca. The same publisher also bought my nonfiction book for kids called Rush Hour, about the impact of traffic on the environment. Both should be out in 2022. I’ll have lots of work to do between now and then.
I just wanted to let you know and thank you for all your help with these projects. I could never have gotten this far without your feedback – and especially without the support of your wonderful classes! Speak to you soon!
Erin Silver
Note: There’s still space in some of the spring online writing classes, including two Welcome to Creative Writing classes, a Kid Lit class, and a Next Step in Creative Writing course, which is good for working on your manuscript in progress {see here}, and it’s not too early to reserve a spot for a summer class {see here}.
For information about submitting to Orca Books, see here.
Note: Erin’s first nonfiction book, Proud to Play  {for ages 10–17, from Lorimer Publishing}, was scheduled for release in March, then in June to coincide with Pride week, but now with the corona virus, the pub date has been put off yet again till ... we don’t know! But you can still place your pre-order with Lorimer here.

Dear Brian,
I have some good news, thanks to you!  In one of your seminars last summer you told us about CommuterLit. I sent Ms. Clark a story, "Unimaginable" and learned last Thursday that she wants to publish it. Thanks again, and I'll be taking more seminars and classes with you!
Also, thanks for your posting on cultural appropriation. Very good to know.
Kind regards,
Anne McAdam
Read Anne’s story here.
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.
To read my posting about cultural appropriation, see here. ~Brian

Hi, Brian.
Hope my latest First Person piece in The Globe & Mail makes you laugh. Or chuckle. Or at least force you to grin. 😜
Barbara Wackerle Baker
Read Barbara’s piece, "No one likes getting a mammogram, but this one provided me with an unexpected lesson" in the G&M here.
For information on submitting a personal essay to the Globe and Mail (and to 21 other places), see here.

Hi, Brian.
Just wanted to let you know- with more than a nod to you and your workshops and the chance to work on impromptu short stories- that I was able to get a few of my pieces published in some of the literary magazines this past fall:
Love Handles is in the online journal Understorey Magazine, Issue 16 (and can be read online here)
Big Top is published in The Fiddlehead, Vol 281, Autumn, 2019 (and was also accepted by The Antioch Review)
House on Fire is published in The Dalhousie Review, Summer 2019 issue (and was also accepted by The New Quarterly)
So there I was, having to choose for those two stories! That was exciting.
All the best,
Florence MacDonald
For information on submitting to Understorey Magazine, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and 29 other Canadian literary journals that pay, see here.

Hi, Brian.
Got some nice news. I received an Ontario Arts Council Grant, recommended by OwlKids, to work on my middle grade book. It will buy me some time to address the changes you suggested.
And thank you again for your work on the manuscript.
Linda Rosenbaum
For information on Ontario Arts Council Grants, see here.
I’m always available for consults about short works – a query letter, a picture book, a short story, an opening chapter, or maybe several chapters of a middle grade book. Just send me an email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
For full manuscripts, I’m available only in the summer and over the winter break. Details here.  ~Brian

See Brian Henry's schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly online writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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