After attending the LAST Ontario Writers' Conference in the Spring of 2016 (meaning the last conference EVER to be held again) and hearing the devastating news about the organization folding, I am happy to share good news with you today.
It is official and I can tell you all about it.
Today, October 1st marks the return of...
However, there are some changes to their format: There will be no actual conference. This is sad, BUT there will be other events that we can meet up at and enjoy a great evening with our writer friends again. Yay!
So, you are a writer and you have written the ultimate kickass novel... what are you waiting for? Go pitch that novel to an agent or editor, or someone who will help you get your novel out into the world for readers to purchase, take home and snuggle into a comfy chair reading YOUR book!
How do you make that happen?
Chosen from a very high caliber of written pieces (275 submitted in total), the Ontario Writers' Conference announced their 6 winners of the 2016 Story Starters Contest, all chosen by our attendees over the two Conference days.
Ontario Writers' Conference Story Starter Finalists Are In!
Yesterday, the Ontario Writers' Conference Announced the 2016 Shortlist. My name was on it! Yay!
The Story Starters judge — Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar — had an even tougher job than in previous years. This year, there were 64 long-listed pieces (submitted between September 1 and February 29) – about 268 entries in all! From those 64 long-listed pieces, James selected the following writers who should be commended for their talent, bravery and unique ability to discover a story within another artist's creation.
The 2016 Story Starters Contest finalists are:
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