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August 2001 Index~Volume 18 No. 4

CWJ -2002 October cover

Regular Features:

3    From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk

11    Spotlighting the Links by L. Jans.

59    NOTES Canadian and other Markets, Contests, Notices, Awards and Writer's Guidelines.

62    Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS on pages 7, 38, 42.

Quotes for Thought on pages 26, 51, 52, 57, 58, 61 and 64.

Short Fiction Contest Winners

4    Second Prize Winner:

Granny Doesn't Want a Cell Phone by Kim Spivak, Thunder Bay, ON

Honourable Mention Winner

Into the Night by Kimberly Peters, Beaverton, ON


12    A Decade's Worth: Top Ten Writing Lessons by Becky Alexander Just what the title promises...

15    On Being a Writer by Al M. Saleh Humorous commentary on useless words.

17    Navigating the 'Net-One Writer's Journey by Shelley Divnich Haggert One writer's journey into the internet as a writing tool.

22    Writing the Heartache by Alice J. Wisler Writing is a two-fold healing process.

26    A $5,000 Letter by Harold Stevens Excellence important in real life correspondence.

28    The Best Way To Make Friends With An Editor by Pattie Johnson Self-explanatory, with a touch of humour.

31    Track Your Submissions by Nick L. Sourisseau Easy way to track your submissions.

33    "APOLOGIA EDITORIALIS" ("in defence of editors") by Christine G. Richardson Capturing the essence of life behind the submissions desk.

36    Night Writers: Increase Your Efficiency by Lisa M. Petsche Night writers need to learn to make efficient use of their time.

39    Drained by Arlene Roti The eloquence quotient of the basic pen.

41    I Fired My Agent by Alvin Abram One writer discusses the value of having an agent.

43    Eight Reasons to Submit Your Work by Ryan G. Van Cleave Why your work will not sell in desk drawer.

46    A Writer's Almanac by Karin Seidemann Some thoughts on cosmic writing cycles.

48    Time Off to (not) Write by Jennifer M. Paquette Validation for time NOT writing.

50    Give up Short Fiction? Never! by Debra Purdy Kong The value of the short story defended.

52    Beware-Writing May be Hazardous to Your Health! by Fran Fernandez New perspective on books vs. electronic searches.


14    The Heat Wave by Mary Ellen Nielsen

14    Caution by Bessie Schenk

16    Writer, No Longer "In Residence" by Ruth Latta

16    You're Never in the Way by Bessie Schenk

21    Dandelions by Ruth Latta

21    Your Tea Bag Floating by Karen P. Ouellette

25    A Summer Day by J.K. Baum

25    Summer Rain by Jill Harrington-Fox

27    Aurora by Beverly Kyle

27    Life's Make-up Case by Monique Nicole Fox

30    Tobacco Barn by Tom Coatsworth Jr.

30    Punctuation Mark by Monique Nicole Fox

35    Fly By Buzz by Barbara Phillips

35    Squandered Plums by A. Mary Murphy

40    Menu by Marg Nelson

40    Monarch Butterflies by Jill Harrington-Fox

45    Prairie Thoughts by D.G. Cottrell

45    Filling the Blanks by Sharon Espeseth

49    The Red-Headed Woodpeckers by Joyce-Anne Locking

49    Summer Haiku by Jill Harrington-Fox

53    Poets' Biographies


Heaven Knows by Catherine MacDonald

Reviewed by Maria Duncalf-Barber

Reading Pictures by Alberto Manguel

Reviewed by Praveen Greedharry

Writing Lines by Ruth Latta

;Reviewed by Cathy Payne

The Dictionary of Clichés by James Rogers

Reviewed by L. Jans

Canadian Internet Directory and Research Guide by Jim Carroll and Rick Broadhead

Reviewed by L. Jans