Category: contests

Awesome Authors 2019

It’s time for all the young writers in Ottawa to get their awesome on! The Ottawa Public Library wants you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and write a poem, short story, or comic (or all three!) to enter into the OPL’s…

Immersed in Student Writing

This Tuesday, I had the pleasure of calling the names of twelve young writers whose short fiction won places in the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Contest. What a pleasure to be one of this year’s judges and to read excerpts from the fantastic…

Awesome Young Authors in Ottawa

Yes, it’s on! The Ottawa Public Library is holding its annual Awesome Authors Contest for youth aged 9-17. If you’re a young person in Ottawa with something to say, get to work on saying it well. (BTW, the 9-year-olds don’t have to compete with…

Good Reading

I just received my copies of the latest Pot-Pourri — that’s the annual volume of youth writing published by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). This lovely book contains all the winning poems and stories from last year’s Awesome Authors Contest, a…

Ottawa’s Awesome Authors Contest

‘Tis the season for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Author Contest! Local writers aged 9-17 have a couple of months to shine up their best poems and stories for the 2016 competition. If your work is already shiny, you can enter it right now. If you want some…

Monday Markets: Upcoming Writing Contests and Calls for Submission

Looking for somewhere to submit your work? Fishing for a topic for your next story? Here are a few suggestions and opportunities coming up in September and October 2015. For Teachers and Students: The Ocean Trash Write-Away Short Fiction Contest: Writers under 25 are…

Spring Contests for Writers

I am back after a 2-month blogging break, and I’m bringing the best intentions of posting weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, or whenever I remember from this point onward. (To those who wonder, “If I lay off blogging and Facebook for 2 months, will I free up enough…

Writing Contests with Looming Deadlines

Attention young writers! The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Awesome Authors contest is now accepting poems and stories from Ottawa-area youth aged 9-17. Deadline February 16th.  Not in Ottawa? No worries. If you’ve got your act together RIGHT NOW, you can enter the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest…

Be a Bard: CBC’s Shakespeare Selfie Challenge

Do you have immortal longings in you? Is there no creature loves you? Could you be bounded in a nutshell and count yourself a king of infinite space were it not that you have bad dreams? Now’s your chance to tell all. To celebrate Shakespeare’s…

28 Tricks Winner – and more to be won!

Now that I’ve rested up from over-blogging last month, I’m back to announce the winner of my Fearless February contest: Danielle E. Shipley. Congratulations, Danielle. A copy of 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 will soon be heading your way. If you want…

Who’s Afraid of Squirrels? (Fearless February Day 12)

Sciurophobia. The fear of squirrels. Are you serious? While some of us are charmed by these little cuties, others can’t get past the orange teeth and fleas. If you suffer from Sciurophobia, your skin crawls and you just want to die when a squirrel…

Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (Fearless February Day 10)

Arachnophobia. The fear of spiders. This is the most common animal phobia – which goes to show how irrational phobias are, since dogs and horses kill way more people each year than spiders. Spiders are creepy, I’ll admit. Those fangs, those eyes, the clicking…

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