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About the Canadian Writer's Journal

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Where is Cobalt?

    Cobalt, Ontario Canada is located 150 km (two hours driving) north of North Bay or 540 km (six hours driving) north of Toronto, Ontario Canada. It has been designated as Ontario's Most Historic Town in 2001 by TV Ontario because it has the distinction of being the cradle of hard rock mining in Canada. Actually our store is in the former Coniagas Shaft House #4. Cobalt is about 5 miles south of New Liskeard.

    We are still an hour south of the 49th parallel that divides most of the United States and Canada.

    It is interesting that age seems to determine which of our other two local landmarks are as recognized. Older folk seem to recognize Cobalt, which is twenty-minutes south of us. Younger folk know where Temagami is, and that's forty-five minutes south of us.

    Our location on the continent

  2. What was the Canadian Writer's Journal?

    The Canadian Writer's Journal (CWJ for short) was a digest-sized magazine for writers that has been produced from October 1996 to 2001. We were very proud of this independent Canadian periodical. We started publishing every other month starting Feb 2001, but ran into a spell of bad health, and then reality. Publication has been suspended.

  3. How old is the Canadian Writer's Journal?

    The CWJ was started in 1984 by Ronald Cooke and Mary Alice Daly. When health became an issue, they passed the CWJ to Gordon Smart of Victoria, BC in the fall of 1989. Gordon continued for 7 more years. In October 1996, White Mountain Publications then acquired the Canadian Writer's Journal.

  4. Who runs White Mountain Publications?

    Deborah Ranchuk

    Deborah Ranchuk owns the corporation. With a B.A. from Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, her interest in the publishing process has moved the parent company White Mountain Publications into publishing since 1992. On the National Executive for the Canadian Authors Association from 1991 to 2009, (serving as CAA Treasurer 1998-2005, 2006-2009), CAA Sangster Award winner 2003, the tradition of "Writers Helping Writers" hold true especially as senior editor for the Canadian Writer's Journal. The company has produced over 400 quality books for the English speaking community world-wide as well as the CWJ.

  5. Do you accept credit cards?

    We can now accept credit cards throught the website, over the phone, or by mail. (You should definitely not be sending them by email under any circumstance.)

  6. When is the best time to contact you?

    BY PHONE: Weekdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm EST (or EDT if it's summer) are the best times. We are quite often in before those times and long after those times, but your chances of having us answer increase then. Our answering machine is there for your message 24 hours /day. Keep in mind that some Canadian holidays are different dates than other countries. We are closed on Canadian civic holidays.

    BY EMAIL: Email us at at this link.

  7. Are you accepting submission of articles or poems to the CWJ for consideration?

    Not at the present time.

    If you have other questions you would like answered, let me know what they are.