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  • 22 May 2020 12:44 PM | Doni Eve


    The Federation of British Columbia (BC) Writers is pleased to announce the six finalists for the 4th annual short story contest BC-Yukon Short 2020. The creative fiction contest opened on April 1st and closed April 30th.

    “This is a pretty big deal for us. For the first time, we extend our annual contest to the Yukon, giving us a new opportunity to showcase writing talent from both areas. Our judge, Eileen Cook, was very impressed with the quality and strength of all the works submitted,” Acting Executive Director, Andrea Guldin said.

    Congratulations to our six finalists, in alphabetical order:

    Brian Douglas (Richmond) – “Forsaken”

    Edythe Anstey Hanen (Bowen Island) – “When We Had Wings”

    Wiley Ho (North Vancouver) – “Masquerade”

    Anne Hopkinson (Victoria) – “Scale Mail”

    Sharon McInnes (Cumberland) – “The Neighbour”

    Janet Smith (Campbell River) – “The Yawning Tree”

    Sponsored by the Federation of BC Writers, the BC/Yukon Short 2020 is an annual competition for original, unpublished short stories by BC and Yukon writers. This year was the 4th annual contest, and the 1st year with the inclusion of the Yukon. We are very pleased to have author Eileen Cook (eileencook.com) as the judge.

    The winning entry will be announced May 31. First prize is $350 and a year’s Federation of BC Writers membership. The winning entry will be published in WordWorks 2020 #2, the flagship magazine of the Federation of BC Writers.

    For more information about the Federation of BC Writers and upcoming contests, visit www.bcwriters.ca.

    For more information or questions on how you can get involved with the Federation of BC Writers please contact:

    Andrea Guldin

    Acting Executive Director

    Federation of BC Writers

    fbcwriters@gmail.com

  • 22 May 2020 8:28 AM | Doni Eve

    We are seeking an ad sales rep for WordWorks magazine, the flagship publication of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, published three times a year.

    We are seeking a part-time, commission-based ad sales rep to sell from a distance.
    Commission sales/ad sales experience ideal. As a contractor, you will already have the basic tools to work from home. Graphic design ability a plus. You are personable, reliable, professional, creative, with good follow through and attention to detail. 
    The ad sales rep earns 25% net commission on all paid advertising, payable within 30 days after invoice.

    If you're interested in supplementing your income with flexible, work from home hours, and interested in developing and nurturing relationships with BC's literary and publishing community, while growing our advertising base, please contact WordWorks managing editor Ursula Vaira at editor.wordworks@gmail.com.

  • 21 May 2020 12:26 PM | Doni Eve


    The May 2020 edition of our WriteOn newsletter is out with updates and exciting opportunities from the Fed.

    This issue includes information on job & volunteer opportunities, exclusive member events including discounted or free workshops, and upcoming contest deadlines.

    We also feature Fed member Elisabeth Weigland, winner of our April photo prize, and her beautiful remote writing locale in the Yukon, and a video of Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jane Munro reading from her new collection Glass Float.

    If you haven't received it in your email inbox, please write to us at fbcw.membership@gmail.com and we will ensure you are added to the subscription list. 

    You can read the May 2020 WriteOn here. Enjoy!

  • 14 May 2020 11:49 AM | Doni Eve

    Did you know the Federation of BC Writers does not have an office? We have operated virtually with staff and board members in regions throughout BC for several years.

    As such, our physical address has changed as people within the organization change.


    For physical mail you can reach us at: 


    Federation of BC Writers                                                                         

    2103 Mowich Drive

    Sooke, BC Canada V9Z 0E9


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