Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Write Place

Tonight I attended the launch of the Canadian Writers Society newspaper, The Write Place. Rosalie Avigdor, Founder and Publisher, of the quarterly newspaper welcomed writers and readers alike. She said that her vision started with the founding of The Canadian Writers Society (CWS) in 2004. The purpose of this newspaper, in addition to entertaining the reading public, is “to benefit fledgling writers, by publishing their work and giving them tips on how to improve their writing.”

In this issue there’s an interesting and inspiring article titled, The Art and Business of Mentoring, by author Steven Manners. Montreal author David Reich (who’s also a great story teller) shares his short story, The Almost Perfect Crime. Christina Manolescu, Founder of Invisible Cities Network, wrote a wonderful article on how to self-publish your book. These are only a few examples of Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Write Place.

They are now accepting submissions for their December issue:
Short stories: 500-2000 words
Postcard stories: 250-500 words
Poetry: 3-50 lines
Book Reviews: 500-525 words
Articles (by experts in the field): 500-1000 words
Letters to the Editor: 50-250 words
Advertisements: increments of 1/8 page (contact them for rates)

You may submit by:
e-mail: (Subject line: Submission)
fax: (514) 383-6683 (with a cover page)
snail mail: The Write Place, c/o 9770, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H3L 2N3

For more information visit:

This is a great opportunity to publish your work and/or to improve your writing. Whether you’re a reader or a writer, you’ll benefit the same. Enjoy this altruistic community-oriented newspaper and be part of it.


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  3. Oh what a great opportunity for all Canadian writers and aspiring writers!! Am I able to join? But if not it's still a fantastic place for writers with lots of help, info, courses etc!! Good luck!! take care

  4. Merhaba Isa,
    Yes, I already visited your newly-designed blog and it's looking pretty good. You did a great job there! ;)

    Hi Dan,
    I am so glad to hear you got inspired by my comment. I will definitely hop over and read your story. ;)

    Dear Jennifer,
    I sent an email to the publisher, asking her if they accept international submissions. I'll keep you posted. ;)

  5. It's a great opportunity, I'll try to come up with something. Thanks Claudia.

  6. Hi Ben,
    Great! I hope you do enter. You'll get more exposure ;)

  7. Excellent news for Montreal writers. May our writing meet in The Write Place someday!

  8. Hi Chris,
    I know your poems will make it, no doubt about it ;)

  9. I've always dreamed of attending a launch. Have you submitted some work? If your blog is any indication, you would be a "shoe-in"!

  10. That sounds a fabulous organisation. I hope it gets the success it deserves. I'll send my daughter along if she ever gets to Montreal. She's doing French at the moment at UCL and thinks Montreal is a sexier place than Paris for her year immersion in a French speaking culture. Then again, maybe she just wants to get as far away from us as possible :)

  11. Hi AA,
    Since they just launched their first issue, no, I haven't submitted anything. I will though. Thanks for your support ;)

    Hi Mike,
    Kids! Is your daughter a writer? Did she study creative writing or literature? Studying abroad is a great opportunity for kids to grow up and learn about other cultures. My sister did it and loved the whole experience; it changed her in a good way. I wish I would have done it. :(

  12. It sounds like a great opportunity for Canadian writers. :D Good luck when you submit to them.

  13. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you! Indeed, it's a great opportunity to have our work published. ;)

  14. I rewrote that entry as pirates of pontoon. It's on my blog now. I edited a lot more. Didn't want other one viewed.sorry.

  15. "For the love of writing." Great idea, Claudia. Thanks for the tip.