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February 2013 Archives

Reader Q&A with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Bonnie Dunlop

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Anakana Schofield

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Michael Murphy

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

We have a winner: The Tweet Your Own Horn Challenge

It turns out that Canadians really are humble—braggers, that is! There were so many great entries our readers and judges had a hard time choosing.  This is what judge Terry...

Tweet Your Own Horn Challenge: Meet the winner

We talk to the winner of the Tweet Your Own Horn challenge, Stephen Barredo, about his winning tweet....

Reader Q&A with Suzette Mayr

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Greg Kearney

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Tess Fragoulis

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

"Tweet Your Own Horn" All-Stars Part 2

We'll be announcing the winner of our “Tweet Your Own Horn” writing challenge on Monday, February 25. In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our...

Reader Q&A with Tom Abray

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

"Tweet Your Own Horn" All-Stars Part 1

We received more than a thousand humblebrags for our "Tweet Your Own Horn" writing challenge. A big thank you to publishers Random House of Canada (Lindsey Reeder), Goose Lane Editions...

Reader Q&A with Cherie Dimaline

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Reader Q&A with Kevin Chong

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Bestselling author Terry Fallis: "Books don't market themselves"

Terry Fallis, the Canada Reads winner for The Best Laid Plans, talks about bringing an engineer's sensibility to his work, a Margaret Atwood tweet that made his day, and what...

Reader Q&A with Grace O'Connell

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

CBC Short Story Prize: The longlist

Here it is. The moment you’ve been waiting for… The announcement of the 32 titles on the longlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize. It was a lot to...

TYOH Q&A: Lindsey Reeder

Random House Online Marketing Coordinator Lindsey Reeder talks about why she loves her job, why Twitter is a great platform, and how the meaning of "book tour" has changed in...

TYOH Q&A: Colleen Kitts-Goguen

Goose Lane Editions acquisition editor and publicist, Colleen Kitts-Goguen, talks about why authors need to have a presence on social media, the future of the book tour, and how there's...

Top 5 Twitter tips for children's book authors and illustrators

Consolidate, make it visual, and share the love—Kids Can Press gives their advice on how to use Twitter.  ...

TYOH Q&A: Jenna Illies

ECW publicist Jenna Illies talks about why having a social media presence is important, how she lost faith in an author after a Twitter "freak-out", and why she likes social...

TYOH Q&A: Cory Beatty

Cory Beatty, Marketing Director at HarperCollinsCanada, on who is responsible for marketing authors, why YA writers should be active on social media, and why he loves his job....

Your publisher on Twitter (and other social media)

As part of the TYOH series, we asked some Canadian publishers to tell us how they use social media, what role it plays in promoting books, and their suggestions on...

TYOH Q&A: Sarah Selecky

Author Sarah Selecky is on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. For her, social media is "all about what you can give, not what you get."...

TYOH Q&A: Nicolas Dickner

Nicolas Dickner, author of Nikolski, talks about hearing news about his book via Twitter, why he likes blogging, and the coercive side of the Zeitgeist....

TYOH Q&A: Ami McKay

Author Ami Mckay talks about Twitter as "an online street party," how she met Jann Arden, and why you should always pay attention to the rules of social networking sites....

TYOH Q&A: Kate Pullinger

Author Kate Pullinger kicks off our "Tweet your Own Horn" series with her insights on using Twitter, what she enjoys about promoting her own work, and interacting with her readers....

Introducing our "Tweet Your Own Horn" series

In our new series, "Tweet Your Own Horn" (or TYOH, as we like to call it), Canada Writes is looking at the art of self promotion in the age of...

CBC Short Story Longlist

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Food for February

If you're hibernating from the cold this February, we thought you might like to keep yourselves warm by reading stories from our past "Food for Thought" series....

The Song That Changed Your Life

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Lisa Moore takes the Magic 8

 The author of February, a contender for this year's Canada Reads, fields questions from the Canadian literati on how she deals with daily life, what she would do if she weren't...

Creative Nonfiction Prize now closed!

That's it. It's over. The deadline has passed for you to get your submission in to the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. But the CBC Poetry Prize opens on March 1st....

Literary Prizes

The Creative Nonfiction Prize is now open! Find out how to participate »...

Donna Morrissey takes the Magic 8

The author of The Deception of Livvy Higgs fields questions from the Canadian literati on the influence of siblings and the novel as literary form. ...



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