Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 15th 2006

In This Issue

Poetry Canada Speaks Out

Welcome New Members

New Anthology Calls for Everyone

The Future Looks Bright Survey

CFP Events

Poetry Canada Locations

CFP Anthology Feedback

Contests & Calls


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

  • Dr. Rashid Gill - Brampton, ON
  • Tod Gaines - Lynnwood, MA USA
  • Pamela MacEachern - Ancaster, ON

  • Trish Shields - Courtenay, BC

    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 Elka Enola.

    Poetry Canada magazine

    New edition of Poetry Canada magazine is shipping.

    Featuring the article "Squawk versus Talk - the art of communication" and its effect on society, poetry and humanity. Get the whole story in this edition of Poetry Canada.

    Great articles - "How to prepare your manuscript for publishing", beautiful photography, and inspiring poetry.

    Subscribe today and keep the poetry coming! Poetry Canada Subscription

  • Looking to pick up a copy of Poetry Canada magazine? Well you can now get it at Toronto's one-stop-artist-spot, The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Avenue. More details at:

    Check out the current contests:
  • Global Village and
  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine. Call now open.

  • Be sure to check out the latest anthology call. Artists For A Better World International has issued a "Worldwide Call For Poetry." Submissions will be reviewed and selected for publication within a second AFABW poetry compilation book. This new soft-cover volume is themed and titled: The Spirit of Humanity.

    Check out all of the submission details at;

    There is no submission fee.


  • Peggy Fletcher - poet

    "The Future Looks Bright Anthology is a glowing tribute to the art of poetry and those who love its many forms. It is a credit to the Canadian Federation of Poets and especially to the work of Tracy Repchuk who made it all happen. Well done! I was proud to be a part of it."

  • David Fraser - poet

    "In a world of the dark daily news of senseless slaughter, The Future Looks Bright is an anthology of poetic thought that spreads light and disperses hope into the shadows lurking outside the windows of our homes."

    Check out more or send a testimonial in yourself

  • Tod Gaines - CD: Rocky Mountain Oysters - a collection of 32 poems written and performed by Tod that cover that awkward adolescent stage full of peer-pressure and adult suppression. Details available at the CFPShop.
  • There are some great poetry anthology, art and short story calls on this month, so be sure to select one, two, or all of them, and get published! If your work is ready, there is something for everyone, so go for it!

    Have you become a member yet of The Canadian Federation of Poets? If not, let us know why, maybe we can help. Getting a free one-year subscription to Poetry Canada Magazine alone is worth the fee. Add this to the over 20 or so benefits, and you really get your money's worth. It is a good action to take for your poetry career this year. Commit to making this the year that your dreams come true.

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


    Call For Short Stories - The Triumph of the Human Spirit

    Hollywood Artists For A Better World International, in conjunction with the CCI Pro Writers Association, has issued a "Worldwide Call For Short Stories." Submissions will be reviewed and several will be selected for publication in this short story compilation book. This soft-cover volume is themed and titled: The Triumph of the Human Spirit

    Submit your short stories today!
    There is a $10.00 submission fee for the first manuscript and a $5.00 admission fee for each additional manuscript from the same author -- if mailed by the "Advance Deadline."

    Authors whose work is selected into the book will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will also be eligible for an online AFABW annual "Associate" membership ($20.00 value).

    Worldwide Call For Fine Art

    Get complete details and submit your fine art for possible publication.
    Artists you have not been forgotten. Finally a call that includes the virtues of the artist. So many CFP members, and subscribers love and/or do poetry, but are artists at art. Here is your chance to be a part of an anthology too. And there is no submission fee!
    Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International has issued a "Worldwide Call for Fine Art." Submissions will be reviewed and several depictions of fine art will be selected for publication in two different AFABW literature anthologies.

    1) One original artwork will be chosen for the cover of the first AFABW short story compilation book that is themed and titled: The Triumph of the Human Spirit. This piece will be represented in color on the cover of the book.

    2) Another original piece of fine art will be selected for the cover of the second AFABW poetry anthology which is themed and titled: The Spirit of Humanity. This piece will be represented in color on the cover of the book.

    3) Additionally, a number of fine art works will be featured inside the AFABW poetry compilation book: The Spirit of Humanity. These pieces will be represented in black and white on various pages inside the book.


    The Future Looks Bright

    Remember to complete a survey if you have a copy of The Future Looks Bright, to ensure that we continue to produce the highest quality volumes of poetry.

    Just 5 questions and you're done!

    Thanks in advance, we do this for you!

    Want your own copy of The Future Looks Bright? Only $15 includes shipping


  • Feb 24-April 2nd
    Burlington Federation

    Contact: Tracy Repchuk
    Burlington Art Centre
    1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON

    Poets are invited to create poetry in response to this exhibit.
    (3 artists with colour/pattern on painted furniture, quilts and ceramics) Exhibit takes place from February 24th-April 2nd, 2006

    Drop into the gallery anytime and prepare your poetry for presentation on Sunday April 2nd at 2:00pm

  • Thursday March 16th, 2006 - 7pm
    Oakville Federation

    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.

  • Book Launch - Mar 29, 2006 - 8pm
    The Age Begins by Oneal Walters
    This book is a journey from the calamity of humanity towards the emancipation from that life.

    The Arbor Room
    7 Hart House Circle
    University of Toronto Campus.

    Free Admission: Oneal Walters will read poems and sign copies of his book.

    Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our on-line calendar.


    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.

    Canadian Federation of Poets