Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book launch for The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, plus short story and poetry contests from Exile with $17,500 in prizes

You’re invited to a book launch for
The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir

Readings by David Menear, Michael Mirolla, Kelly Robson, Ada Hoffmann and Michael S. Chong - Hosted by David Nickle.

The Dora Keogh Irish Pub
141 Danforth Avenue (east of Broadview)
Tuesday, March 31
Doors open 6:15 (giving you time to get a pint and maybe buy a book) before readings begin at 7:30 
Free Admission
Food and drinks available from the bar menu. 

Noir is a spectrum of an esthetic to be explored, from its hard-boiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism, to the dystopian shadows it casts in science fiction, to the mixture of desire and corruption it brings to erotica, on to the blood-spattered romance of the frontier, to the stark nihilism of literary realism. These are but five stories that touch on possible iterations of what noir can mean to daring writers unafraid to explore the dark and weird interzones of their imaginations.

The Meaning of Children by Beverly Akerman
published by Exile Editions
Contests & submissions 
Exile Editions is currently looking to award $10,000 for the best short story by an emerging writer and $5,000 for the best story by a writer at any career point. Max word count 10,00o words. Entry fee $30, includes subscription to Exile Quarterly. Deadline April 13, 2015.
Exile is also awarding $2,000 for the best suite of poems and $500 for the best single poem. Entry fee $25, includes a subscription to Exile Quarterly. Deadline June 8.  You can find details and entry forms here.

Exile Editions is looking for Canadian Steam Punk (and will pay for it). See here. And also for submissions for its The Playground of Lost Toys anthology (deadline April 30). See here

Exile also accepts short pieces for its quarterly. See here.  

See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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