Friday, 23 January 2015

"Thinking of joining a writers' group? Ask yourself these 8 questions first."--article

Informative article with good questions - from Lisa Goll’s blog ON THE WRITE TRACK: “Adventures with writing habits, experiments in creativity” 

Linda is a member of the London Writers’ CafĂ© – with 3,000+ members, one of the largest writing groups in the UK.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Annual Writing Contest (deadline Feb 28) NS Writers' Assoc.

The North Shore Writers’ Association
19th Annual Writing Contest

Deadline:  February 28, 2015

  • Fiction: Up to 2,000 words per entry
  • Nonfiction: Up to 2,000 words per entry
  • Fee per entry: $15 for members; $20 for nons
  • Prizes:  1st - $100.  2nd - $50.  3rd - $25. And all prize winners will be published in the 2015 NSWA Anthology.
Contest details:
  • Blind judging in effect.
  • Winners will be presented at the 2015 North Shore Writer’s Festival on Saturday, April 18
  • Read the complete submission guidelines and mail-in information on the website: 
  • Questions about either the North Shore Writers’ Association or the contest?  Email:

About the North Shore Writers’ Association

Our mission is to provide a forum in which North Shore writers, both aspiring and successful, can network and support each other in their pursuit of the literary arts.

• 8 monthly general meetings a year, most with guest speakers
• 9 monthly Literary Salons a year
• An annual writing contest
• Publication of our annual anthology
• Partners with the North Vancouver City Library in the Local Author Series
• Presenters at the annual North Shore Writers’ Festival
• Presenters at Harmony Arts Festival