Member News – January 10, 2014

The WCDR is an organization of 300+ members. Our membership includes a full range of writers and we want to celebrate their achievements, promote their writing-related workshops, and spread the news about literary events they’re involved in. Check out what’s new this week with the WCDR community:

Member Paeans & Kudos:

Sharon Overend has a short story published in Descant Magazine, and would like to invite WCDR members to the book launch at Charlie’s Gallery, 112 Harbord Street in Toronto, Thursday, January 23, at 7 pm

Congratulations Sharon!

Member Call for Submissions:

Publish Your Poems, Stories, Memoirs, and More!

Sunshine in a Jar Press welcomes submissions to its new anthology “The Writing Spiral.”

We are looking for pieces about learning, teaching, mentoring, coaching, writing, changing, growing, creating, and sharing. We are looking for pieces about love, loss, joy, decadence, deprivation, hope, fear, friendship, family, work, social responsibility, health, culture, light, and darkness. This is a book for writers and writing book junkies. We aim to capture the spirit of anything to do with writing, creativity, and learning.

Go where the theme leads you. Why did you decide to become a writer? What makes a writer distinct? Describe the experience of learning. What does learning look like? Has learning to write changed you?  How does creativity move through your life? Writers of all ages, stages, and places welcome. Due March 1, 2014.

Sister Organization News:

Writers’ Community of York Region:

WCYR Poetry & Roses Contest opens January 9. Deadline: midnight EST on January 20, 2014.

WCYR is proud to announce the return of the Poetry and Roses contest for 2014!

Opens January  9, 2014. Contest closes midnight EST on January 20, 2014.

The first prize winner and honourable mentions will be notified by telephone and/or email by February 1, 2014.

The winning poem and selected honourable mentions will be published on the Writers’ Community of York Region website.

The winning poets will be invited to read their poems at the February 9, 2014 WCYR meeting.

Guest Judge is poet James Dewar. For details