Book Launch of The Poisoned Pawn!

My friends Tara Hollister and Sarah Atchison accompanied me to the book launch of Peggy Blair’s The Poisoned Pawn at the Orange Art Gallery in Ottawa. It was a very fun evening with a Cuba theme and not only did we get to chat with Peggy again, Tara was able to cozy up to the Mayor …

CBC Books – Canada Writes – Poetry Prize!

Competition is now open! Deadline to submit: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place …

My “24 hour” submission

If you missed my post from yesterday about this contest – here it is – http://www.samanthaball.ca/?p=1111 And here’s my entry in the contest 🙂   MONDAY As a new mother, I had arranged for a photographer, however, Mary Ball found being posed like an Anne Geddes picture inconvenient.  Her sudden cries and flailing seemed timed to …

New 24 Hour Writing Challenge from CBC

Announcing the Namedropping Nonfiction Challenge   Do you know who your friends are? On Thursday, January 26th, Canada Writes is launching a new, 24-hour writing challenge — and it’s all about the true stories you choose to make public. Do you always have the right to tell your true story — even if it involves someone …

You Have 13(!) Days….

To submit your story for the CBC Books Creative Nonfiction Prize! See details here:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/nonfiction/   I will be submitting a story myself.  I submitted to CBC Books’ Short Story competition in the Fall and will hear back in February as to whether I have been accepted or rejected to pass through to the next …

CBC True Winter Tales Contest!

FROM CBC – Call for Submissions – True Winter Tales Can you smell it in the air? Before long, winter will be here… As delighted – or dejected – as you may be by that statement, you must admit that Canadians feel passionately about the season. You either love it, or you hate it. And …

Canada Writes – My submission

Last night, I sent my submission to the CBC Books – Canada Writes – Short Story Competition!  I am excited as I’ve never actually submitted to a writing contest before – but I am not holding my breath either.  The results of the competition won’t be known for another 6 months or so.  I found entering the …

Canada Writes! – Short story competition now open!

Competition opens: September 1, noon EST. Deadline to submit: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, short story submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate. The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place …