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Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 55 Writing Contests in January 2022 - No entry fees

Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 55 Writing Contests in January 2022 - No entry fees :  This January there are more than four dozen writing contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and short plays. Prizes range from $60,000 to publication. None charge entry fees. Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully. If  you want to get a jump on next month's contests go to  Free Contests . Most of these contests are offered annually, so even if the deadline is past, you can prepare for next year. Good luck!  

COMING in 2022: A Magical Sturgeon

A Magical Sturgeon Illustrator Elinor Atkins, Author Joseph Dandurand Nightwood Editions ISBN: 9780889713901 [Paperback / softback | 7 in x 8.5 in - 32 pp] COMING SOON::: Publication Date: 30/04/2022   Written and illustrated in the tradition of the Kwantlen people, Joseph Dandurand's second book A MAGICAL STURGEON is an endearing tale of two sisters and their connection with nature. In the water sat a sturgeon, born there, so they say, thousands of years ago, though the sturgeon themselves have been here for two hundred million years. It was at first a little egg, a big egg, born into the river. Now the sturgeon is back but how did it get here? How did the first sturgeon come to be? Earth and the river, moons and suns and clouds. Time, thousands of years and the Skwó:wech has seen it all. But what gift does the sturgeon have for us? So begins this second charming story for children by Kwantlen storyteller Jo

BOOK REVIEW: Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Toni Jensen. Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land. Ballantine Books, 2020. 304 pp. ISBN: 9781984821188. - by - toni - jensen/   Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen is a poetic and creative memoir about a present - day Métis woman’s life as she moves across the US for her academic pursuits . Jensen uncovers historical place - based revelations to show that these mundane places are not always what they seem , nor are they as simple as the words on a sign describe. In fact, these places carry a broken story that , if truly confronted by the visitors and inhabitants of these places, they would undoubtedly awaken to the historical and continued violence across the US.   Jensen shows how people living in the same place do not all share the same story . S he exposes how Indigenous stories have largely been erased in an effort to favor a more desirable story of American exceptio

Transmotion Vol. 7 is fantastic!

 LINKS in story: Aimée Craft Reviews Fletcher’s “Ghost Road” in Transmotion Journal December 21, 2021 | Matthew L.M. Fletcher Here is the review in PDF and HTML .  Transmotion volume 7 , issue 2 on Indigeneity and the Anthropocene can be found online here . Professor Craft’s most recent book, “Treaty Words: For Longs as the Rivers Flow” ( Annick Press ), can be purchased at Strong Nations and Birchbark Books .   The Ghost Road: Anishinaabe Responses to Indian Hating by Matthew L.M. Fletcher  

Best First Nations non-fiction 2021! MIND BLOWING GOOD!

Permanent Astonishment  by Tomson Highway Permanent Astonishment is a book by Tomson Highway. (Doubleday Canada, Sean Howard) Permanent Astonishment  is a memoir by acclaimed writer Tomson Highway. Highway was born the 11th of 12 children in a nomadic caribou-hunting Cree family. Surrounded by the love of his family and the vast landscape of his home, he lived an idyllic far-north childhood. But five of his siblings died in childhood, and his parents wanted their two youngest sons, Tomson and Rene, to get big opportunities. This memoir offers insight into the Cree experience of culture, conquest and survival. Permanent Astonishment   won the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction . Tomson Highway's memoir, Permanent Astonishment , is written as 'a symphony to life' Highway is a Cree novelist, children's author, playwright and musician. Born in Manitoba, he is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation. His work includes Canadian

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