WRITE ON! CONTEST 2021 DEADLINE EXTENSION May 1 Midnight Submission Rules:
3 Categories: o Non-Fiction (1500 words max) o Fiction (1500 words max) o Poetry (1 page single spaced max)
Submission Fee is $10 per submission (one story or one poem) for RCLAS members, $20 per submission for non-members. Annual RCLAS Membership $35 a year. 1st prize - $150, 2nd prize - $100, 3rd prize - $75 for each category. 3 honourable mentions in each category. Maximum three submissions per person, 3 TOTAL combined, in any one or all three categories. Winners and honourable mentions will be published in RCLAS E-Zine, Wordplay at Work. Previously published work will be accepted as long as author retains copyright. If you are a past Write on! Contest winner/honourable mention.DO NOT submit the same story or poem. If you DID not place in a past contest that same entry can be submitted again. Cover letter to include Name, Address, Email, Phone, Category, Title, Payment option. Blind judging. Submissions to judges are anonymous. Submit entry as a Word Document (Font Times New Roman, Size 12) DO NOT Include your name or identity on your word document. Double check and clear “author” in your word doc file properties. This is important. Current Board Members are not eligible to submit.
SUBMISSION and Payment OPTION 1: To PAY: Use the Paypal link found on our website www.rclas.com AND email entry and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. (THIS IS NOT OUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT) SUBMISSION and PAYMENT OPTION 2: Mail your cheque or money order to: Royal City Literary Arts Society Box #308 – 720 6th Street New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5 AND email entry and cover letter to email@example.com (DO NOT mail in your submission. Poems and stories will only be accepted by email.) For further information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RCLAS Announcements REMINDER Deadline Extended to May 1 at Midnight 2021 WRITE ON! CONTEST Info https://rclas.com/awards-contests/write-on-contest/
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RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition with host, Carol Johnson Featured Shawn Gale Date: Thurs April 22, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend. https://fb.me/e/4kgNz0Fg8 OR you can RSVP by email to email@example.com You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message. The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.
Shawn Douglas Gale is a Canadian screenwriter, an academic, and a critically-acclaimed author. He is the author of the story collection The Stories That Make Us. He is also the author of the acclaimed fantasy series for all ages World of Dawn. Shawn is working on developing it into film. Gale's many stories and articles have been published in anthologies and periodicals in the U.S. and Canada. Gale is a member of Burnaby Writers’ Society, Royal CityLiterary Arts Society and the Writers' Union of Canada.
Online Workshop RCLAS presents “Show Versus Tell – Getting the Balance Right in Your Manuscripts” Facilitator: Eileen Cook Date: Saturday May 1, 2021 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Registrants will be emailed the workshop ZOOM link. Workshop Fee Via PayPal: $5 members/$10 Non-members Non-members – Use the Donate link at bottom of page here: https://rclas.com/workshops/ If you would like to renew your membership or become a member here:
https://rclas.com/membership/become-a-member/ Description: We know great description allows a reader to dive deep into a character’s POV and picture the scene, but we don’t want to have so much description that we slow the pacing and don’t have enough action to keep readers turning the page. This workshop will discuss what description works, when you want to use it, as well as how to balance it with action. Come with your laptop and pen ready as there will be prompts and things to get you thinking about your manuscript. Visit Eileen’s website https://eileencook.com/ In second grade Eileen’s teacher wrote on a homework assignment “I am sure someday you will be an author” which is a tribute to the psychic abilities of elementary school teachers, as well as Eileen penchant for making things up. While she would go on to fill endless notebooks with really bad poetry, short stories, and the occasional start to a novel, she would first go on to pursue a career as a counsellor working with individuals with catastrophic injuries and illness. Eileen quickly discovered that the challenge of working with real people is that they have real problems and she returned to writing where she could make her characters do what she wanted. Her first novel was published in 2008. Entertainment Weekly called her novel WITH MALICE a “seriously creepy thriller” which pretty much made her entire year. When not planning murder and mayhem on the computer, Eileen enjoys reading, knitting, yelling at her dogs to stop digging holes and watching hockey (which she is required to do as a new Canadian.) Eileen is a popular speaker at conferences both in the US and in Canada, provides writing/editorial coaching, and is a mentor/instructor for The Creative Academy and the Simon Fraser University The Writer’s Studio.
RCLAS presents In Their Words with host Ruth Kozak - Online Edition Date: Thursday May 20, 2021 Time: 7:00pm Pacific Time. Three Feature Presenters Zoom room opens at 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada). Let us know on the event page if you would like to attend. OR you can RSVP by email to email@example.com You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook messaging.
Watch for Carol Johnson’s Writing Workshop May 29, 1-3pm Phase II: Writing the Heroine's/Hero's Journey
RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition with host, Carol Johnson Featured Cathy Stonehouse Date: Thurs May 27, 2021 Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend. OR you can RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message. The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited. Born and raised in the UK, Cathy Stonehouse has made her home for the past 30 years in East Vancouver, on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She is the author of a novel (The Causes, Pedlar Press 2019), two collections of poetry (Grace Shiver, Inanna 2011, and The Words I Know, Press Gang 1994), and one collection of short fiction (Something about the Animal, Biblioasis 2011). With Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, she co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008) and reviews fiction and nonfiction for a variety of literary publications; she also edited the literary magazine EVENT between 2000 & 2004. She has worked as an editor, typesetter, tutor, peer counselor, adult literacy and ESL instructor, and political organizer, and holds a BA (Hons) in English from Oxford University, an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Langara College. Currently, she is a regularized faculty member of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts programs, and freelances as an editor/manuscript consultant and workshop facilitator. She loves to draw and is rather fond of badgers. Visit Cathy’s website http://cathystonehouse.com/