The deadline for entries to the 37th annual Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC) is February 3, 2014, which is just over two weeks away! For details concerning eligibility, submission procedures, adjudication process, and timeline, please review the AWC guidelines available HERE (http://writers.ns.ca/competitions/atlantic-writing-competition-unpublished-manuscripts.html.)
WFNS Membership Renewal
Please renew your WFNS membership for 2014 by January 31 in order to continue receiving membership benefits such as the weekly "Notes from the Fed", Eastword, and reduced fees for workshops and the Atlantic Writing Competition. Details on on how to renew your membership online or by mail is available at the WFNS website here.
In our ongoing efforts to support the craft of writing & the business of being a writer, WFNS is pleased to announce the 2013/14 Workshop Series. We kick things off with two fall workshops: Speak Out Loud: An Introduction to Spoken Word with El Jones and Writing for Young Adults with James Leck. For details, please visit our Workshops page here: http://writers.ns.ca/workshops.html.
At a breezy prize-giving event at the Halifax Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) revealed the winners of the 36th Atlantic Writing Competition (AWC). These prize winners were selected from over 100 entries and were judged by WFNS members and past AWC-winners who have achieved significant professional success. Judges this year were Marjorie Simmins, Lesley Crewe, Gary Blackwood, Susan McMaster, Keir Lowther, Don Aker, and Daphne Greer.
Halifax, NS – September 21, 2013
$29,000 in prizes presented to Russell Wangersky, Lesley Choyce, and Steven Laffoley at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia's 2013 WFNS Literary Awards.
The Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, was presented to Newfoundland’s Russell Wangersky for Whirl Away (Dundurn) at a ceremony hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Institute of Applied Creativity at NSCAD in Halifax.