Eileen Holland's article "Going to the Island" appeared in Senior Living magazine, February 2008 issue.
Two stories entered by Ken Kilback in the 76th Annual Writers' Digest Writing Competition, "Pirates in the Classroom" and "The Day My Grandpa Went Fishing," received Honourable Mention certificates in the children’s category. There were over 19,000 entries spread over ten categories, which averages out to over 1,900 entries for the children's category.
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David Glyn-Jones' story "Upstaged" appears in Sniplits, a new publisher of downloadable audio short stories. . Meanwhile, David's story “Communication” has been accepted by paperplates e- magazine (
Casey Wolf 's fantasy short story "Aggie's Game" will appear in a forthcoming issue of Storyteller.
Mary Choo’s poem “Jig (from Grannie’s Garden),” which was published in ChiZine #30, and Rhea Rose’s story “Summer Silk”, from Tesseracts 10, both received honourable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007. Mary has sold her short story, “The Language of Crows,” which appeared on the World Fantasy Convention 2001 CD-ROM, to PSEUDOPOD – the Horror Podcast Magazine
Irene Livingston’s villanelle “Backpacks on Buses” will be published in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Verse Afire. Three of Irene’s children’s poems, “Let a Smile Be Your Bumrella”, “Hip Tips For Camping Trips “ and “Back-Words Walking” have been accepted for a forthcoming children’s poetry anthology, Poems for Big Kids, edited by Neil McAlister; and Irene’s “Naked in a Glass-Blue Lake” has been chosen by Leaf Press as a forthcoming Monday Poem. Her poem “Mother-Face” has been selected for publication in the Arborealis Prize for Poetry contest book..
Congratulations to BWS Life Member Marie Dye, who celebrated her 90th birthday in October. The occasion was celebrated with a gala party October 20, hosted by the Nanaimo Theatre Group. Marie is a Life Member of the theatre, and with her late husband Frank, has been a volunteer with the group since first moving to
Greg Bauder’s poem “Selene” appeared in the February 2008 issue of the online magazine Synic. Greg’s poetry collection Walls and Headspace and his short fiction collection Paranoid Lost are both under contract with Chipmunka Publishers in England, and he is about to sign a contract with Chipmunka for his third novel, The Mystic Ill Man.
Debra Purdy Kong received honourable mention for her story “Some Mother’s Child” in the Surrey International Writers Conference writing contest, while Irene Livingston received honourable mention for two poems, “Sing to Me Now” and “Mother-Face” in Pandora Collective’s recent Summer Dream contest.Jean Hubbard had a short Christmas story in the December Homemakers magazine. As well, in a story published in the Vancouver Sun, Jean wrote about her father meeting the King and Queen in Brandon Manitoba on their 1939 cross-Canada train tour. Jean’s father was one of two RCMP officers on guard at the foot of the observation car. Some of Jean’s wartime experiences are included in Proudly She Marched, by Ruth Russell, published by the Canadian Women’s Army Corp. The book contains stories of the young women who trained at the