Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed April 19th, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest
Edition is SOLD OUT! 

Feature Book

Bestselling Author
Tracy Repchuk

CFP Events

Anthology Call is NOW OPEN

Contests & Calls

Spread the Word!

 

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 

Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.
 

New Members:
 
  • Robin Westphal - Odessa, ON
    Josephine Stone - Guelph, ON
  • Deanna More -
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Ann Houghton - Vancouver, BC
  • Gail Dickie - Toronto, ON
  • Alvin Ens - Abbostford, BC
  • Mel Sarnese - Toronto, ON
  • Lisa Timpf - Everett, ON
  • Tracey Gainforth - Peterborough, ON
  • Maybelle Style - Richmond Hill, ON
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada


     Renewals:
    Donna Thompson
  • Paul Hartal
    Lynn Tait
  • Norma West Linder
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham

    Check out this month's feature poet Nikhil Parekh.


  • POETRY CANADA LATEST EDITION!
     

                          SOLD OUT!

    Poetry Canada is now available for only $9.95 USD in PDF format, for a full year. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your PDF copy today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine

     

    CONTESTS & CALLS
     

    Check out the current contests:

  • NEW! Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
     

  • Stellar Showcase Journal
     www.stellarshowcasejournal.com
     
  • Canada Cuba Literary Alliance

    We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.

    SPREAD THE WORD
  • Federation of Poets

    Proudly display the CFP logo on your site, and let us know, and you'll be  automatically entered into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada.  Link to: http://www.federationofpoets.com

    Winner will be announced December 31st.  Help poetry, and yourself - it's a win, win!


    NEW SYSTEM FOR
    MEMBERS AND
    EZINE SUBSCRIBERS


    The new subscription system is ready for new ezine subscribers.  If you are a current ezine subscriber, have no worries you will be ported over automatically.  This new system however is different and you will receive a NEW welcome email.  The same thing will happen to existing members.  This is a good sign, and means that you have been ported over.

        DO NOT BE ALARMED WHEN NEW EMAILS START TO ARRIVE, IT MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRED.


     Tell your FRIENDS to subscribe to the ezine now!


     


    CALENDAR COORDINATOR

    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of Calendar Coordinator!

    If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances, and check out contest calls and events.

    If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance. Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson
     

    FEDERATION OF POETS

    Canadian Federation of Poets
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5


    APRIL  is POETRY MONTH and as promised the ANTHOLOGY CALL IS NOW OPEN!

    I'd just like to say thank-you to everyone who supported my book launch.  Life is already very different now that I am a bestselling author.  My next goal is #1 Bestselling author, but in the meantime, there is a lot to be done for the anthology.

    I have interviews scheduled, I am off to New York city tomorrow, press releases are blasting the airways, radio stations are calling, and it is going perfectly for the promotion of "The Poetry of..." series.

    This will take the exposure of this launch to a whole new level which is exactly what I had planned. 

    So start submitting and enjoy the journey.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

     Canada's Newest Bestselling
    Author!     

    Congratulations to Tracy Repchuk who just became an AMAZON bestselling author - which in today's world, translates to bestselling author.

    With over 3,000,000 books on Amazon that is quite an accomplishment, and a lifelong dream fulfilled.

    Tracy's who is an Internet Marketer by day, and figures out how to put poetry back on the map at night, has conquered Amazon with the knowledge that ALL of the big publishing houses have, and that is the formula that makes a bestseller. 

    Her plans are to repeat this strategy with "The Poetry of..." series and hopes that in a genre where over 100 copies sold is an accomplishment, she can take poetry to a whole new level of recognition by applying her knowledge to the enlightened voices of poets.   

    For anyone that wants an inside peek at the strategies she applied, get a copy of her bestselling book "31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles which teaches a simple 31-day approach to internet marketing for Internet newbies. 

    Here are some testimonials taken from Amazon:

      Finally the keys to the internet kingdom!,
    Reviewer: Annie L. "Globetrotting Diva" (United States)

    Tracy, it was an amazing coincidence that I met you by chance at a recent Atlanta seminar and then bought your excellent book, "31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles." For two years I had been stymied by what specific steps to take for marketing success and had gotten really confused by the technical aspects of squeeze pages, autoresponders, etc. Thanks so much for providing a concise step-by-step blueprint which, to my knowledge, isn't found in any other book. What a wonderfully helpful book for newbies and internet marketing veterans alike! Thanks 1,000,000!

    Ann Lombardi
    TheTripChicks.com

    The MUST-HAVE handbook to today's internet marketing!, April 14, 2007
     
    Reviewer: T. Tremblett (Vancouver, BC Canada) 

    Tracy has pulled it off - somehow gathered everything I need to know to market successfully on the internet - and packed it in a book crammed with savvy marketing ideas! This is a must-have book if you hope (or dare dream!) of making money online.
     

    Find out more at:
                 www.MillionaireMarketingMiracles.com 

         NEW CFP MEMBERSHIP      
    BENEFIT

    In addition to the 20 benefits you get already, including Poetry Canada magazine right to your door, the latest in a long line of taking care of our members is you will be able to:

    Submit 3 poems to each and every anthology increasing your chances of acceptance.

     EVERY ONE ELSE can only send in ONE per  anthology for consideration. 

    All submissions will be free.


    THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

                 JOIN TODAY! 

    ANTHOLOGY CALL IS NOW OPEN

    The call is now open, click on the website link for each and every anthology you wish to participate in.

    GOOD LUCK!

    The Poetry of (TM) ....

    Travel- Editor: Lynn Tait
    www.thepoetryoftravel.com

    Birth - Editor: Christina Cowling
    www.thepoetryofbirth.com

    Relationships - Editor: Mel Sarnese
    www.thepoetryofrelationships.com

    Love - Editor: Bunny Iskov
    www.thepoetryoflove.com

    Children - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    www.thepoetryofchildren.com

    Food - Editor: Laura Murray
    www.thepoetryoffood.com

    Peace - Editor: Stephen Gill
    www.thepoetryofpeace.com

    Marriage - Tony Tremblett
    www.thepoetryofmarriage.com

    Seasons - Tracey Gainforth
    www.thepoetryofseasons.com

    * NEW * Spirituality - Betty Dobson
    www.thepoetryofspirituality.com

     
    This will be a world wide call. 

    NOTE:
    All submissions must go through
    the online system, DO NOT send
    any emails to the federation.  Any not
    received through the system, will not
    be considered.

    THANKS!

    Help to put poetry back on the map!

     
    Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free book announce here with every 4 week
    Feature Book reservation.

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    CFP EVENTS
     
  • Tuesday April 3rd, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation Critique Night

    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's
    World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON

    Bring some of your work for critiquing and work-shopping
     
  • Thursday April 19th, 2007 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation
    Contact: George Arnold
    Timothy's World Coffee
    321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON


    Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation Affiliate members to participate in.

     
  • Wednesday April 11th, 2007 - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at bettyd@federationofpoets.com or doneldak@federationofpoets.com

    Thursday April 26, 2007 - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Rebecca@federationofpoets.com
    Admission: Free


    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.

     

  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at StellaD@federationofpoets.com

     

  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at: DonnaT@federationofpoets.com
     

  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at: weiyin@federationofpoets.com

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at: nikhilp@federationofpoets.com
     


  • Check out all the details on the calendar


  • If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know.  Send an email with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.

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