VMI 2022 now accepting applications

The Vancouver Manuscript Intensive (VMI) is now accepting applications for 2022. VMI pairs writers with professional authors to help develop their manuscripts to the fullest potential in a 6-month program. For all the details, please visit the VMI web site. Deadline...

Happy National Poetry Writing Month!

In case you missed it, I have been posting my favourite quotes over the years from my book Breathing the Page on my Twitter feed this month.

A new national literary prize in my name!

Introducing: The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award. For a book published in Canada in the calendar year 2021 that is a hybrid genre, or straddles two or more genres. The winner will receive $500 at a ceremony at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival in Fall 2021,...

Replay of Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit

Did you hear about the Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit? Last week, my friend Traci Skuce wrapped up a jam-packed two-week masterclass series for writers. I was one of the featured speakers. It included everything from how to get over writer’s block to...

Deadline for Short Prose Competition extended till Feb 22.

A message from the Writer’s Union of Canada: The deadline for the Short Prose Competition has been extended! The Writers’ Union of Canada is accepting submissions until Monday, February 22, 2021.Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in...