Sunday, February 21, 2021

Congratulations to Tanya, Glen, Nancy, Ray, and Kristy!

If you’ve had a story (or a book!) published, if you’ve won or placed in a writing contest, if you’ve gotten yourself an agent, or if you have any other news, send me an email so I can share your success. And be sure to let know if you're looking for a writers' group or beta readers; a notice in Quick Brown Fox, will help you find them. 

Email me at ~Brian


Hi, Brian.

I wanted to send you a big THANK YOU! I sent a query to Anne Shone after the January 30 workshop on Writing for Kids, and this morning she emailed me and asked me to send my manuscript for SUPERS! No guarantees, of course, but extremely exciting nonetheless. 

I wanted to thank you for your workshops that have helped provide introductions to people in the industry, helped me fix my query letter, and also for your initial critique of my opening chapters a few months back.  This is all extremely helpful and I am very much looking forward to the Tuesday class and continuing to work on improving my writing.  

Have a wonderful day!

Kristy Jackson

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The next Kid Lit workshop is Saturday, Feb 27 {see here}. It’s probably full, but there will be a similar workshop offered Saturday, April 24, with guest speaker Liz Kemp, an editor with Orca Books. Details haven’t been posted yet, but to reserve a spot, email me at: ~Brian

Plus, there's a Kid Lit weekly course starting in the spring {see here}. 


Hi, Brian.

Just published A Barber’s Son - Recollections of growing up in Toronto in the 1950’s on Amazon.


Ray Holmes

Ray’s book is available on Amazon here.


Hi, Brian.

Thanks so much for promoting authors and their work! My novel, Victorian Town, a YA paranormal novel with elements of time travel and romance, recently won First In Category for The Dante Rossetti Award for young adult fiction in the U.S.

Best to you,

Nancy Thorne


Hi, Brian.

My weird 2020 finished on a high note. Happy to let you know my short story, “Scrabbling” won second prize (could be worse, eh) in a year end contest that i entered with a group in South Africa known as Deadline for Writers.

Their competition had a prompt: The Meeting and the story was restricted to 1200 words (+/- 50). This is what spilled out.


Glen Benison

You can read Glen’s story “Scrabbling” on Quick Brown Fox here.


Dear Brian,

Thistledown Press has offered me a publishing contract for Peacekeeper’s Daughter! They’re offering really good editorial support. I think this is a good fit for my memoir. They’re under new leadership, and are specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. 

See you Saturday, at the Kid Lit workshop.


Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

Note: For information about submitting to Thistledown Press, see here.


See Brian Henry’s schedule hereincluding online and in-person writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, 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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