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Vancouver poet laureate Rachel Rose calls for submissions to upcoming anthology

New book to bring together Vancouver’s vibrant literary and culinary scenes

Rachel Rose, Vancouver’s poet laureate, is inviting writers to submit short works, poems and essays for a new anthology that will bring together the city’s vibrant literary and culinary scenes.

“This anthology will support Vancouver’s ability to welcome newcomers, symbolically and materially,” says poet laureate Rachel Rose, who is editing the upcoming Sustenance: Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food, to be published by Anvil Press.

“It will support people who are struggling, while celebrating our writers and showcasing Vancouver’s local food heritage.”

Sustenance will bring to the table a diverse mix of Canada’s best contemporary writers, both emerging and established, to celebrate all that is unique about Vancouver’s literary and culinary scenes, as well as British Columbia’s food producers.

“The book will be punctuated by beautiful local food photographs and recipes from some of our top chefs,” Rose says. “Each of these short pieces will shock, comfort, praise or entice.”

Sustenance is, as well, a community response to the needs of new arrivals or low-income families in our city.

All proceeds from the book will support refugee or low-income families with fresh, locally grown produce for while supporting B.C. farmers, fishers, beekeepers and gardeners through the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon program.

Rose’s call for submissions welcomes works that explore all matter of relationships to food – exile and migration, food scarcity, kitchen table healing and more. Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Call for Submissions: SFU Authors Celebration of 2016 Publications

SFU Library is pleased to invite the SFU community to submit works published during the 2016 calendar year for the 2017 Celebration of SFU Authors.

  • Eligibility Criteria: For more information about this annual celebration and to read the eligibility criteria please visit the event’s website.
  • Submitting Your Work: SFU authors who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit their publications via the survey.
  • Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 20th, 2017.
  • Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Baharak Yousefi: or 778.782.9705.

Reception: The SFU Library will host an exhibit and reception on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3PM-4:30PM at SFU’s Burnaby Campus to celebrate SFU affiliated authors who published works from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Invitations to the 2017 Celebration of SFU Authors will be sent by email to all eligible guests by Feb 8th, 2017.

Call for Submissions: Researching the City – SFU Innovates

SFU Vancouver and SFU Public Square invite you to share the story of impact or potential impact of your research at Researching the City: SFU Innovates.

SFU will be hosting this event on Wednesday, October 12th. It is open for submissions from staff, faculty, students, alumni and community partners with strong connections to our university. Presenting at Researching the City will give you the chance to showcase your research project to potential collaborators and describe how it can or will create positive change.

Apply to Present or Register to Attend. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 25th, 11:59pm.

Call for Submissions: Public Stories

Do you write stories or poems for children 12 years and younger? The Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC Society are seeking submissions of BC books for the Reading Lights installation. Email for details. Submission deadline is April 1, 2016.

The Active Fiction Project is a public art initiative that explores the intersection of public space and literary fiction. They are looking for a few talented authors to create short pieces of fiction (max 2500 words). More information on submission process here. Deadline April 3, 2016.

Call for Workshop Proposals: LitFest NewWest 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking proposals for exciting interactive workshops for LitFest NewWest 2016, an annual literary arts festival presented by The Arts Council of New Westminster, Royal City Literary Arts Society, New Westminster Public Library and Douglas College. Workshops will be selected by a jury comprised of members from the Royal City Literary Arts Society and The Arts Council of New Westminster.

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016 

Proposals should be centred on writing and/or reading as they relate to the following subjects:
• Panel discussions
• Current events
• Editing
• Food & beverage
• Genre (e.g. mystery, humour, fantasy)
• Memoir & history
• Poetry
• Reading (the art of)
• Song writing
• Spirituality
• Storytelling
• Travel
• The business of writing (e.g. publishing, social media, fundraising)
• Minority perspectives & approaches to the craft
• Children’s literature (e.g. writing, presenting)


Please include the following when submitting a proposal:
1. Title
2. Presenter’s name, brief bio, and relevant CV
• (may include references, testimonials, or video clips)
3. Workshop description (max 500 words)
• Please emphasize audience participation and interaction
4. Workshop objectives and relevance
5. Equipment needed
6. Marketing suggestions and insights
7. How you heard about the call for workshop proposals

Workshops will be scheduled in one hour and fifteen minute slots at Douglas College between 10am and 5pm on May 14 2016.

Presenters will receive an honorarium for their work.

To submit, or to seek more information, please email with the subject line “LitFest NewWest 2016 Proposal.”

For more information go to

Call for Submissions: Celebration of SFU Authors

The Annual Celebration of SFU Authors is a university-wide event that publicly acknowledges and honours our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored or co-authored a publication, or its equivalent, within the past year.

Submissions for works published between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 are now being accepted. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 9, 2016. See Criteria for Submissions for details on eligible works.

The Celebration for SFU Authors Reception for 2015 works will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the SFU Surrey Campus, Room 2600 – Westminister Savings Lecture Theatre.

Call for Activities: Burnaby Festival of Learning

Join us in engaging and inspiring our communities in celebration of Simon Fraser University’s 50th Anniversary and the wonderful diversity of the City of Burnaby.

Taking place May 1-7, 2016, the Burnaby Festival of Learning will showcase events intended to inform, engage and spark creative conversations between members of the Burnaby and Simon Fraser University communities, and beyond.

The capstone to SFU’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Festival events will be free, fun and open to all. Activities will be located across civic spaces and institutions in Burnaby, including libraries, museums, galleries, parks, community centres, and at the Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus.

We want you to be a part of it! The activities that we’re looking for include: performances, debates, book launches, readings, lectures, tours, discussions, displays and talks. Events must be free and appealing to a wide variety of audiences. See more information about applying and activity requirements here.

DEADLINE for submissions: January 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm

City of Vancouver invites submissions for 2015 Book Award

Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the annual City of Vancouver Book Award.

Submissions can be of any genre and will demonstrate excellence in content, illustration, design, and/or format. To be eligible, books must be published in 2015 or 2014 and meet the application criteria.

An independent jury will choose the winner of the 2015 City of Vancouver Book Award and the $3,000 prize. The award will be presented in November by Mayor Gregor Robertson at the Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Entry forms and guidelines are available on the City’s website.

Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing

Submissions are now open for the 2015 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing.

The Greber Writing Awards are two separate awards, one for books ($5,000) and one for magazines ($2,000) and are awarded to freelance writers of non-fiction on the topic of social justice. The Greber Awards seek writing that is “exceptionally written, well researched and demonstrates excellence of storytelling”.

Submissions for the 2015 awards are open from Monday, March 9, 2015 to Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5 PM (PST).

Information about the awards and detailed eligibility requirements can be found on their website.

Call for Submissions: FCAT Undergraduate Conference 2015

Innovation, Composition, Engagement: Celebrating 5 Years of FCAT 

Call for Submissions is Open for the FCAT Undergraduate Conference on March 18, 2015

Location is Surrey City Hall: 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey BC (Adjacent to Surrey Central Skytrain Station)
Conference: 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

For more information about the conference or to submit your work to showcase at the conference, please visit

FCAT Undergraduate Conference 2015. March 18.
FCAT Undergraduate Conference 2015. March 18.