A few local and Canadian websites we visit and use, books that have inspired, motivated and energized us.
Federation of BC Writers Community of BC Writers
Room magazine Canada’s oldest literary journal by, for, and about women.
Malahat Review with a focus on Canadian and international poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
on spec magazine the Canadian magazine of the fantastic
PULP Literature Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.
The League of Canadian Poets A professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets
Leaf Press – publishing poetry only
[places for writers] – writing calls
Creative Nonfiction magazine – publishing creative nonfiction prose: “True stories, well told”
Brevity Magazine – a journal of concise literary nonfiction
Literistic – Every month, we collect an exhaustive list of deadlines for submissions to literary publications, contests and fellowships and send out an email. Free short list or paid subscription services
. . . . . more links coming soon
FBCW resources page – helpful resources for writers
a helpful pdf on Creative Writing workshop critiquing from Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors
Cousera – free online courses of almost every kind
thoughtful books on writing and the writing life:
bird by bird – Anne Lamott
Hooked – Les Edgerton
How to Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King
poemcrazy: freeing your life with words – Susan Wooldridge
Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need – Blake Snyder
Story – Robert McKee
The 3 a.m. Epiphany – Brian Kiteley
The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within – Natalie Goldberg
Writing Fiction – Janet Burroway
Zen in the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury
of course, more will be added!