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Upcoming local events! Readings & Submissions!

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Biblioasis Bookstore is offering story time readings every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm! This excellent offering kicked off at the of July and is going strong. Click HERE for more information.

Amherstburg’s Uncommon Festival – Aug. 4, 5, 6

Love steampunk? Wanna see magic and dress up like a wizard? Then this is the festival for you and your family! Some events are ticketed, but most are free! Check it out HERE!

Emancipation Day Events – Aug. 4, 5 – 2pm -10pm

Music, poetry, food, and local heritage! Come to Lanspeary Park to participate in the FREE festivities!

Sunday, August 26, 2018 – 1pm – Storytellers Bookstore

Join local poet Laurie Smith, Sarnia poet-on-tour Sharon Berg and Toronto poet and musician Tom Gannon Hamilton as they read poetry from their latest books.

Poetry Abounds!

Windsor Poetry Slam (click HERE) and Toast Open Mic (click HERE) continue to host poetry events downtown at Phog Lounge.

Road Trip Time!

Sunday, August 19th – 12:30pm – 4pm

The Ontario Poetry Society has its annual Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering in London, On. It’s a load of fun! And the food is delicious! Can you say OPA? Click HERE for all the sultry details!

Pelee Island 

It’s but a boat-ride away, folks! There are many exciting events happening every weekend on the island! This weekend is the big music festival held at the campgrounds. Otherwise, there are bikes to ride, fish to fish, food to devour and more!

Click here for details about the island.

Click here to info on how to get to the island.


Palette Poetry

I’ve recently discovered Palette Poetry – it’s a site/email subscription that offers loads of great contest and submission deadlines. Check it out HERE.

League of Canadian Poets

The League of Canadian Poets website and Twitter feed are bursting with contest and submission information. Check out their site HERE. Their Twitter handle is: @CanadianPoets

Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award

The Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award is open for submissions! This award is presented to a spoken word artist for excellence and innovation. Click HERE for more info.

Angel/Devil House Press

Angel/Devil House Press continue to take submissions for all sorts of writing genres. Click HERE to play!

Have you Written a Children’s Novel? 

Click HERE to find out about Common Deer Press’ novel writing contest.

Exisle Publishing – International ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Contest

“This competition brings together writers aged 60 and over from around the world, with a focus on non-fiction short stories which share some of the wisdom that can only be acquired through age.” *NOTE* Writers of all ages are welcome to submit!

Click HERE for all the details.


I know there’s SO MANY MORE fun things to submit to…but for now…please take a look at these and don’t forget to share them!

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