A few local and Canadian websites we visit and use, books that have inspired, motivated  and energized us.

write sites

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

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


University of Iowa’s free online writing courses: How Writers Write Poetry and How Writers Write Fiction

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!