Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Kudos to Helen, Sharon, Denisha, Bill, and Evena!

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. As writers, we’re all in this together, and your good news gives us all a boost. 

Also, 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: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Hi, Brian.

Just wanted to let you know that I have had a story included in the Coven of Witches anthology from West Avenue Publishing (“A Cure for a Broken Heart”) and a story published in the spring issue of Peasant magazine (A Loyal Man).  Both of these benefited from feedback provided by members of the Intensive Creative Writing, so thank you all.

I’m looking forward to our retreat in Algonquin Park – coming up fast!

Helen Patterson

Note: Our June retreat in Algonquin is full, but there is still space in the September retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin (here) and in the October retreat at The Briars Resort on Lake Simcoe (here).

Also, we still have room in our classes scheduled for this summer (see here).

For information about submitting to Peasant magazine (and a few other places to send you short pieces) see here.


Hi, Brian.

My story “Who You Gonna Call” is up now on DarkWinter Press here.

Please feel free to share – much appreciated! 

Also, I just took 2nd place in the Canadian Authors Association, Toronto’s short story contest with “Amphibians.”  

Sharon Frayne

Note: For information about submitting to DarkWinter literary magazine  (and a few other places to send you short pieces) see here.


Hi, Brian.

I wrote this piece, “Riding the Wave” in a rush for a contest, so I didn’t workshop it with anyone. It did not win but I did manage to get it published in Braided Way.

I credit the development of my writing to your workshop classes.

Denisha Naidoo

Read Denisha’s story here.

Note: For information about submitting to Braided Way (and a few other places, see  here


Hi, Brian.

I wanted to let you know that my novel, Thirty Feet Under, has been included on the shortlist for the Crime Writers of Canada Best Unpublished Crime Novel (commonly referred to as the Unhung Arthur award). Thanks to you and the group for all your help and guidance.

Bill Wodhams


Hi, Brian!

Just wanted to share with you that Prairie Fire accepted the piece “Sweet Scent of Baby Powder” AKA “Lorena“ for publication in their 50 over 50 anthology. It was critiqued in the Wednesday afternoon class.

Feeling inspired!

Evena Gottschalk

Yay, Evena! I know that a few Quick Brown Fox readers are getting published in this upcoming issue of Prairie Fire which will feature 50 writers over 50 years old. It’s now too late to submit for that issue, but Prairie Fire is always open to submissions – and doesn’t usually have an age requirement. For information on submitting to Prairie Fire (and a few other places), see here.

Note: See where else you fellow writers are getting published here (and scroll down).

See all my upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and four-day  retreats here.

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