Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed
July 18th 2006
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation on-line forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Elizabeth Cascagnette - Midland, ON
Tamieka Evans - Toronto, ON
Diego Bastianutti - Burnaby, BC
Joanne Joyce Green - Woodstock, ON
Andre Ritins - Nobleton, ON
Klark Brockerville - St. Johns, NB
What are you waiting for?
Join today and look forward to an exciting year of
contests, events and publishing opportunities.
Check out this months feature poet
NEW! The Way to Happiness and
where the winner
of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.
GET PUBLISHED, GET INVOLVED
CFP Affiliate, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance is putting together an
exclusive CFP MEMBER publishing opportunity. There has never been a
better time to join the CFP!
Before the call is open however, we need a CFP member to serve as the
point of contact/coordinator for the submissions, and will be working directly
with Richard Grove, president of the CCLA. If selected as coordinator,
your work will automatically appear in the perfect bound anthology.
More contest details will be announced as soon as the coordinator is chosen.
This will be a postcard prose, up to 300 words, and those selected will
also receive a free copy of the finished book.
To be considered for this position, make sure you are a CFP member,
or join and send an
email to: Tracy@federationofpoets.com with CCLA Coordinator in the subject line,
and some details of your experience in the email body.
Find out more about the CCLA
This issue is particularly fun because I am able to announce some publishing and
free contest opportunities to help you get your work out there. One of the primary
goals of the Canadian Federation of Poets is the promotion of you and your work, and
publishing opportunities - and this edition is full of both!
Ready to join the CFP? Check out the benefits and join.
A free subscription to Poetry Canada magazine and over 20 other
benefits, to help you really get your money's worth.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
FREE CONTESTS AND PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
Being at Work Poetry Challenge |
Due date: July 31st, 2006
Free contest from a Livingwork.ca offers a minimum prize of $300 for the beginner
and experienced categories, for poetry about the impact of work on your life and
Biblioasis Publishing Award
Due date: September 30th, 2006
Open to all Canadian writers with an unpublished book length manuscript of
short or novel-length fiction.
United Planet Contest
Due date: August 25, 2006
Are you up for an adventure? This contest provides a free volunteer Quest for up
to two weeks to any short-term locations around the world in order to advance their
own personal intercultural interaction and promote social and economic prosperity worldwide.
Submit your poetry and/or photography.
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.
FEATURE BOOK ANNOUNCE
Poetic Beauty By Joanne Joyce Green
POETIC BEAUTY 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 is courageous enough to look
honestly at her feelings. As she realizes the danger that would confront her
if she chose to continue in this volatile relationship, she knew there were choices
to be made, and 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
Thursday July 20th, 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.
Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
CFP member Jean Burbidge won the 2006 Booker Bookstore poetry award
sponsored by the Oakville Inkwriter's Association.
She received a cheque, presentation, book, and her name appears on a
plaque located in the store. Here is her winning poem.
Spray Paint Lover
Letters 4 feet high,
Red strokes on rock faces
Dripping bloody dye.
Look up and read my heart
Laid out for all to see,
A year ago or more.
Passing in the night,
Caught by love on the rocks,
For seconds in the light
You feel her fingersí touch,
Uncertain why you left.
The letters pass, unspoiled
By rain or snow or sleet
Proclaim my everlasting love,
But Iíve moved on
To virgin rocks, write other names
Farther down the road.
Find out more about Jean
Nikhil Parekh appeared in the Gujarat Times, a weekly newspaper published
from New York.
Calendar Coordinator: Kevin Craig
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.