Home Page

Contact Us

Today's Date

December 2001 Index~Volume 18 No. 6

CWJ -2001 December cover

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk Five Years and Counting

12 Spotlighting the Links by Karin Brideau In this issue: Interview with E.Russell Smith Canadian Contests Web Site operator.

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

61-64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS on page 18

Quotes for Thought on pages 3, 11, 20, 23, 29, 30, 33, 36, 40, 46, 48, 51, and 61.

Short Fiction Contest Winners

4     From the CWJ Short Fiction Judging Committee.

5    First Prize Winner:

     Good Advice by Caroline Everson Port Hope, ON

8    Honourable Mention Winner

     Granny Gruff by Toni Thielman Kincardine, ON


16    The Resonance of Consequence: Some Ethical Considerations on Writing Violence by David Alec Knight An important issue, the role of violence in our writing.

19    Your Writing Environment by Darrell Baizley How WHERE you write affects you.

21    On Writing in Canada by Carolyn Henderson. Vignette on a Canadian writer's outlook.

22    Finishing Something by Andrea L. Mack. Helping those resolutions along.

24    Excuses by L.Jans Even her excuses help her writing.

26    Did I Mention I'm a Writer? by William J. Noble. One writer's response to the inevitable questions that arise about your writing career at this time of year.

28    Showing off Your Brainchild to the Best Advantage-Tips on Writing the Synopsis by Phylis Warady. Tips on writing the dreaded synopsis.

30    Simple Is Smarter by Elaine Azzopardi To the point.

32    Creating Quick Queries by Carolyn Campbell A tried-and-true method of composing successful query letters.

34     Professionally Speaking - How to Impress An Editor by Nancy Bennett. How to impress an editor with your professionalism.

37    Room To Grow by S.G. Birch Efficient work space for more writing.

39    Lousy Fiction by Marg Nelson It's the details that matter.

41    Words Of A Quiet Newspaperman Live by Joyce-Anne Locking. How a few random words can make a difference.

42    The Art of the Sports Interview by Chris Doucette and Ryan Wheeler Tips for this very specific writing genre.


7    Nature's Christmas Lights by Joyce-Anne Locking

11    Winter Song by Joyce-Anne Locking

20    Tiles by Barry Butson

25    Inspire Thee by Deborah Harkness

27    Hurdles by Irene A. Godin

29    Silence of the Word by Tony Marques

30    Directions by Martin Ciesielski

31    The Full Spectrum of Fall by Karen DeLuca Katchmeri

31    The Slide by Karen P. Ouellette

36    Writer's Block by Della A Runka

38    No Ticket by Julia Tripp

40    Jottings From A Darkness Sleep by Jim DeWitt

47    Poets' Biographies


48    Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul by Jack Canfield (ed)

Reviewed by Frances Frommer

49    Every Page Perfect by Mary Lynn

Reviewed by Deborah Ranchuk

49    How to Publish Your Articles (A complete guide to making the right publication say yes) by Shirley Kawa-Jump

Reviewed by Karin Brideau

51    Can You Take Me There Now? by Matthew Firth

Reviewed by Deborah Ranchuk