About the Canadian Writer's Journal

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is New Liskeard? Cobalt? (Honest- that's the number one question...)

We were in New Liskeard, (now also called Temiskaming Shores) Ontario Canada for 19 years. It is in a beautiful farming valley located 157 km (two hours driving) north of North Bay or 540 km (six hours driving) north of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

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

In 2014, we down-sized living quarters and for the first time in 33 years, our house and office were in two different places. We are still adjusting. Cobalt is "Ontario's Most Historic Town", with a rich mining history. Actually our store is located in the old Coniagas Shaft House #4 at the corner of Silver and Prospect in downtown Cobalt.

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

Our location on the continent

What is the Canadian Writer's Journal?

The Canadian Writer's Journal (CWJ for short) is a digest-sized magazine for writers that was produced since we took it over in October 1996 until 2001. We're very proud of this independent Canadian periodical. We started publishing every other month starting Feb 2001, but ran into a spell of bad health. In 2012, we had hoped to resume publishing the CWJ, but it was simply not possible.

How old was 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 and published it until 2001.

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. White Mountain has published over 350 books since then, not counting the issues of the CWJ. 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" held true especially as senior editor for the Canadian Writer's Journal. Today she advises and assists writers on their road to publication.

Canadian Writer's Journal ~Canada's Magazine for Writers

Do you accept credit cards?

We can now accept credit cards over the phone and by mail as well as through the website. (You should definitely not be sending them by email anyway.) Please know we are also paranoid, and NO card numbers are kept by us either written or electronically after they are used for your purchase.

When is the best time to contact you?

BY PHONE: Tuesdays through Saturdays between 10:00 am and 5:00 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 within those hours. 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 most Bahá'í Holy Days and all Canadian civic holidays.

BY EMAIL: Email us at cwj@cwj.ca

How do you submit articles and poems to the CWJ for consideration?

We post our Writer's Guidelines page to give you an idea of what was required, and what may be required other places, but as we are not publishing the CWJ at present, please do not submit your work to the CWJ as it will not be read.

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

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