Writers' networks in Bruce/Grey
Canadian Authors' Association
Guidelines for Authors
Special Guidelines for Brucedale Backpackers
Guidelines for The Leaf
Calendar of Upcoming Events of Interest
BETWEEN THE SHEETS - meets every Tuesday morning from 10:00 until 12:00 at the public library in Goderich, Ontario. Usually we collect a toonie. We offer feedback encouragment and practical advice, networking opportunities and share resourses. There are facilities to make our own coffee or you can bring your own. For more information you may contact Debbie Bauer at 519-529-7820 or email@example.com.
HIGHWAY 4 WRITERS' GROUP is based in the Durham area. They meet monthly
in the daytime, and provide each other with feedback, inspiration, support -- and pretty
good food. Contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE TARA WRITERS' GUILD meets privately in Tara for members to share their work and get feedback.
For information, drop a query to Box 52, Tara, Ontario, N0H 2N0.
UNDER THE COVERS meets every Tuesday evening (except winter) in Blyth, Ontario, at the Blyth Hotel at 7:30. We offer feedback encouragment and practical advice, networking opportunities and share resourses. This is a resturant setting and refreshments may be purchased. For more information you may contact Debbie Bauer at 519-529-7820 or email@example.com.
WinK - Writers in Kincardine
The WinK group, now in its 7th year, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Trillium Court, 7 PM, in the Second Floor Private Dining Room. This group includes several authors with published works and also sponsors a school in Africa with toonies collected at meetings.
The contact person is Joan Hartwick, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 519-396-3179.
The Grey-Bruce Writers' Association, meets monthly (first Wednesday) in Owen Sound, and includes writers from the northern part of the Bruce. This group holds workshops, hosts speakers, encourages members with information exchanges and how-to tips. Contact Diane at 519-534-4302 for details.
WRITERS' BLOC (Lakeshore area) meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m in the community room, Port
Elgin Branch Library, 708 Goderich Street.
Call 519-832-6025 for more information about his informal group.
We share news of markets, contests, writing successes. We read to each other for feedback and occasionally we read to the public in support of community projects.
The WRITERS' TABLE, Bruce Peninsula Writers' Group, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at 56 Lindsay Road # 5, (formerly Lindsay Township Hall, now the headquarters of the Municipality of Norhtern Bruce Peninsula). No fees.
Contacts: Marion Pinnell, 795-7869 or Katharine Ferguson, 793-4266
OTHER WRITERS' GROUPS? Let prospective members hear about you!
E-mail us with information, meeting place/time, and a contact or mail the information to us at
Canadian Authors' Association, Waterloo-Wellington Branch.
Meetings are held each month on the first Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (second Monday if the first falls on a statutory holiday) at the Waterloo Community Arts Centre, (The Button Factory) 25 Regina Street South, Waterloo.
For more information visit their website at www.author.ca/events1.htm.
* "Regional" means having a strong connection to the Queen's Bush and Bruce Peninsula area of Ontario
* Manuscripts are read no sooner than November of each year
* Manuscripts are returned ONLY if enough CANADIAN postage is provided.
Please keep the following in mind when submitting your work:
The Brucedale Press buys one-time North American rights, and pays on publication for short projects, and in quarterly royalties for books. Payment for some projects may be in copies.
The Brucedale Press also organizes workshops for authors and helps local authors distribute self-published works. For more information on these activities, send a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope, or check out this website.
Important: Manuscripts and queries are accepted by regular mail only.
Brucedale Backpackers are outdoor adventure stories for early readers of 'chapter books'.
Writers! The Leaf now provides more opportunities for you to place your work. Please follow the special guidelines, and note that submissions are accepted ONLY in the month preceding publication, and ONLY by postal mail.
1. Material should fit the theme for each issue. To be sure of the theme, you can e-mail email@example.com with Leaf Query in the subject line.
2. Material should be sent in standard manuscript form: typed, double-spaced, one side only on 8.5 x 11 white paper. Computer-generated text should use a plain font such as Times New Roman.
3. Please use Canadian spellings, and proofread your text carefully before sending.
4. Please mention in your cover letter:
-the title and word count [line count for poetry] of your submission.
-your postal address, phone number, e-mail contact information.
-your previous credits or background if they are relevant.
The Brucedale Press will buy one-time rights to manuscripts when they are accepted. The Brucedale Press will be responsible for editing of text, layout of pages, and production. Copyright remains with the creator. Writers will be paid upon publication, at $10 per published page, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
For fall issues [published in October] manuscripts will be accepted in September ONLY.
For spring issues [published in April] manuscripts will be accepted in March ONLY.
We're looking for poetry [up to 32 lines] and prose, including short [up to 2500 words] fiction. We also publish nonfiction relating to writing or authors, that show quality of writing, connection to the area, and relevance to the theme.
Send your submission by postal mail to:The Leaf
Writers' Round Tables
Second and Third Wednesday afternoons each month at The Brucedale Press sales office in Port Elgin.
An opportunity for writers to bring copies of works-in-progress [any genre] for feedback and coaching by an experienced editor.
Call 1-866-832-6025 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.