WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Paul Gerhardt Fleisher - Accra, Ghana
Lesley Pasquin - Kirkland, QC
Prasenjit Singh - Noapara, Kolkata
Gary Pierluigi - Mississauga, ON
Mitali Adhvaryu - Toronto, ON
Robert L. Fisher - Woodbridge, ON
Joan Shillington - Calgary, AB
Renee Ewing - Irricana, Alberta
Lorna J. Knox
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CONTESTS & CALLS
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NEW! Stellar Showcase Journal
Our Fall Issue (online & print) are published and we are
now focusing on our Winter Issue (Dec 1st quarterly publication)
Our poets and writers are from all over the world.
Check out our online journal. www.stellarshowcasejournal.com
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest - No Fee
Online Submission Deadline: April 1, 2007
Winning Writers invites you to enter the sixth annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. The prize pool has doubled to $3,336.40 in cash, with a top prize of $1,359. There is no fee to enter. Judge: Jendi Reiter.
SPREAD THE WORD
The Canadian Federation has a new logo, and we want everyone to take it, and put it
on their website. If you have a website, put it up there. If you receive this
newsletter, you are free to copy the logo, and put it on your website, with a link
Anyone who puts the logo up, let us know with an email that has "Promote Poetry" in
the subject line, and the website name, and on December 31st, we will select one lucky winner to win a
free ad in Poetry Canada magazine's Poets' Marketplace section. Help poetry,
and yourself - it's a win, win!
If you need help, let me know and I'll show you what you need to put in your webpage
to get it running.
Are you looking for a nice area to post your poetry, share your thoughts, and meet like-minded
people who believe the written and spoken word is crucial to the fabric of society and its growth.
Then you should be a part of the CFP Forum. This group is respectful, and since it requires
to participate, it ensures we have a community that cherishes friendship and growth.
For the Christmas season we have 2 special forums for you - Christmas Cheer and Resolutions, where
you can find friends, share your resolutions and stories, post your poetry, and make things
happen in 2007. Post your goals in the resolutions section, and then check back in to update
on how you are doing, or seek advice, or see what other people plan for themselves. More
importantly though - have fun here.
If you haven't registered for the Forum/CFPChat Area - it is FREE. Check out this
newsletter for how to do it.
Already registered? Proceed to the:
Christmas Cheer Forum
Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of
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
CFP ANTHOLOGY IS BACK!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays and
joy for all celebrations. It is that time where we start to think about our
goals for 2007. Keep a pad of paper handy, and record what you want from your poetry,
career, life, personal growth, relationships, all of the aspects that
compose your life, and then start to make steps towards getting them. The CFP
wants the best for you, but only you can make it happen. Join a group that will help
you achieve your goals, gather your friends for support, do whatever you need to in order
to be accountable for your goals. If you want to move forward this year, or fulfill a life-long
dream, put the steps in place to help make it a reality. Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Check out all of the benefits and
become a part of the CFP family for
a full year of poetry fun, and a free bonus subscription to Poetry Canada magazine.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
For those of you who did not get an opportunity to check out the Canadian
Federation of Poets anthology "The Future Looks Bright," then we have some
good news. That book was completely sold out - but thanks to companies
such as LuLu.Com - we can now make it available to you, through them.
LuLu.Com is a publishing house that prints one copy at a time. Not great for
profit, but great for being able to keep the book available, and for anyone that
didn't get a copy - you can now.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR YOU AND FRIENDS|
ATTENTION CFP Ezine READERS: If you're thinking about writing a book,
I strongly recommend you
take a look at this site!
Christmas is coming, and it's time to start your shopping. You can pick something special
for yourself, a friend, family member, business associate, anyone you buy gifts for. They
probably have everything they need, why not get them something they never thought of. The gift
of emotion, feelings, thought, humour, and all between the pages of poetry or other books. Check out
our new recommended store and the CFPShop
area where great books from wonderful people are available everyday.
Check out our NEW Feature Store
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
Two Tales of Mystery by Lorna J Knox
A psychological haunting drama - two short stories
combined into one volume to create a delightful mystery novella with two seriously
Warm and caring, shadowed and uplifting and haunting.
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US$9.95 - Purchase your copy today!
Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green
Joanne Joyce Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband
Donald. Like many of us, poetry came into her life early as a child of eight,
while she was sitting under the table while Mother sang. As a ripe young woman
of 90 years young, she was inspired to create POETIC BEAUTY which is a
story Joanne wrote in the hopes of giving teens the courage to stand up and say no
to abuse when dating. This story is about a
teen who finds herself in a bad situation, and must make choices and look
honestly at her feelings - and that she alone must find the courage to make them.
Paperback - 84 pages ISBN #08059-9109-3
Get your copy today for $12.00 from Rose Dog Books
Feature Book reservation.
Thursday December 21st, 2006 - 7pm
Contact: George Arnold
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville,
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Sunday December 17th, 2006 - 2pm
Contact: Richard Vallance
Royal Oak II Restaurant
161 Laurier East, Ottawa
Every third Sunday of the month. 2-4pm
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
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets contact Wei Yin
Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
MAKE 2007 THE YEAR OF PROMOTION
If you have a book that hasn't been selling the way you would like, it may
be time to take a look at the promotion you are doing for it. When polled,
most poets responded the only promotion they did was to take it with them to
readings, and even then, they didn't promote it (excluding putting it on a table
with a price tag.) When you promote at a passive level, you may just end up
with passive sales. Here are some low cost plans you can make for 2007 to
help improve the sale of your book.
If you are a CFP member, for only $27.50 you can have a 4 month appearance
in Poetry Canada magazine in the Poets' Marketplace section. For less than $30,
you can be in a magazine with your book! (Price is $55 for non-members)
Poets' Marketplace Sample
If you are a CFP member, you can have an announcement in this newsletter,
appear on the front index page of the CFP site (over 140,000 hits per month),
appear at the top of the page in
the CFPShop store, for a total of 5 weeks, for only $20! (A $65 value) That's $4 per week for the
promotion of your book - not a big investment, but it could make a big difference.
(cost is $30 for non-members) Book Promote Plan
Reserve a table and participate in book fairs. Even better, share it with a friend, and have some
company for the day.
Plan a reading from your book at a local coffee shop. Include about 4 readers, offer a discount,
and make it fun. If you are a CFP member, promote your event for FREE in the CFP calendar.
If you're a CFP member, tell us what wonderful things you have done. Did you have a book
launch, attend an event, win a contest, get selected for an anthology... whatever your news,
let us know, and we'll share it in this newsletter.
Recent Member News:
Dmytro Drozdovskyi, CFP Ukraine, has become a member of the editorial board of
the most prestigious literary magazine in the Ukraine, called VSESVIT, which translates
to mean "All the World" or "Universe"
Richard Vallance has just published his latest edition of Vallance Review, Winter 2007. You
can find out more at: Vallance Review
Nikhil Parekh, CFP India, received his second LIMCA World Record, by becoming the
first poet from India to win an EPPIE Award.
Tracy Repchuk was awarded on stage in Hollywood, California at the Artists For
A Better World Year End Event, a certificate for "Very High Commendations" for her participation
in the AFABW Festival, and serving as the Editor for their anthology, "Spirit of Humanity."
Whatever you do, do something to help get your work out there, and have your voice really be heard!