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December 5, 2014

For Writers and Artists

Arts and Letters Daily

A U.S.-based news and opinion site for the arts community. ¶ http://www.aldaily.com/

BC Arts Council

Provides financial support to eligible writers, artists, publishers and cultural organizations in BC. ¶ http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/

BC Book and Magazine Week

A week-long celebration of publishing in British Columbia, including seminars, readings, parties and public fairs. Produced every spring by Mags BC and the Association of Book Publishers of BC. ¶ http://books.bc.ca/

Booming Ground

An intensive non-credit creative writing program from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. ¶ http://www.boomingground.com/

Code of Reader & Advertiser Engagement

The Advertising-Editorial Guidelines for editorial integrity and advertising standards and practices. Developed in 2010 by a Magazines Canada national task force, the guidelines were repositioned in January 2012 to become the Code of Reader & Advertiser Engagement. ¶ http://www.magazinescanada.ca/membership/code_of_reader_engagement

Comicon Vancouver

A regular public convention for comic enthusiasts and self-published illustrators and graphic artists. ¶ http://www.vancouvercomiccon.com/

Common Errors in English Usage

A handy compilation of common grammar and spelling errors. ¶ http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

Copyright: The Basics

An explanation of Canadian copyright law for writers, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶ http://writers.ca/index.php/component/content/article/80-pwac-resources/74-pwac-resource-copyright-the-basics

Database of BC Authors

Find a published author in British Columbia with this comprehensive listing from BC Bookworld. ¶ http://www.abcbookworld.com/

Dooney's Cafe

A news and community site for Canadian writers. ¶ http://www.dooneyscafe.com/

Find a Professional Writer

A searchable database of members of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.writers.ca/

Find an Editor

A searchable database of Canadian freelance editors, from the Editors Association Canada. ¶ http://www.editors.ca/hire/index.html

Find People

Tips on how to find individuals or topic experts online (formerly Journalism.net). ¶ http://www.peoplesearchpro.com/journalism/people/

Freedom to Read Week

An annual event hosted by the Freedom of Expression Committee, an organization which monitors censorship issues in Canada. ¶ http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

Freelance Writing FAQ

Answers to common questions about careers in freelance writing. ¶ http://www.pwac.ca/eventsandresources/frequentlyaskedquestions

Grammar, Style and Usage

A comprehensive listing of online resources for grammar and language from the Editors Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.editors.ca/resources/web_links/grammar.html

Kwantlen College Creative Writing Program

An Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing program, based in Surrey, BC. ¶ http://www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/2012-13/arts/creativewriting-aa.html

List of Canadian Literary Agents

A listing of literary agents in Canada, compiled by the Writers' Union of Canada. ¶ http://www.writersunion.ca/content/literary-agents

Listing of Resources for Writers (U.S.)

A directory of U.S.-based online resources for writers, hosted by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. ¶ http://www.clmp.org/links/4/

Literary Arts Programs at The Banff Centre

Courses, workshops, residencies and intensive programs for writers and publishers. Based in Banff, Alberta. ¶ http://www.banffcentre.ca/writing/programs.mvc

PEN Canada

A Canadian group that works behalf of writers, at home and abroad, who have been victims of censorship or silencing. ¶ http://www.pencanada.ca/

Places for Writers

News postings and resource listings for writers in Canada. ¶ http://www.placesforwriters.com/

PrintCan

A news site and web portal for the Canadian graphic arts industry. ¶ http://www.printcan.com/

Professional Editorial Standards

A set of skills and qualifications required by professional editors, developed by the Editors' Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.editors.ca/resources/eac_publications/pes/index.html

Professional Practice for Writers

Guidelines and best practices for freelance writers and their clients, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.writers.ca/index.php/component/content/article/80-pwac-resources/73-pwac-resource-best-practices-guide

ProfNet from PR Newswire

A U.S.-based PR service that helps connect journalists with academic experts. ¶ http://www.prnewswire.com/profnet/

PWAC Canadian Professional Writers Survey

A summary of the results of a 2005 survey on freelance writers' earnings. Produced by the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.pwac.ca/files/PDF/PWACsurvey.pdf

SFU: Writing and Communications Program

Courses, workshops and intensives for writers and publishers offered by Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus in Vancouver. ¶ http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/area-of-study/writing-communications.html

Shuswap Association of Writers 'Word on the Lake' Festival

An annual festival of literature taking place every spring in Salmon Arm, BC. ¶ http://www.saow.ca/festival_overview.php

Sources: Experts, Media Contacts, Spokespersons & News Sources Directory

A directory of sources for Canadian journalists and researchers. ¶ http://www.sources.com/

Standard Canadian Freelance Editing Contract

A template for a contract between freelance editors and their clients from the Editors Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.editors.ca/hire/sfea/index.html

Standard Canadian Freelance Publication Agreement

Contract templates for hiring freelance writers from the Editor's Association of Canada. ¶ http://www.editors.ca/hire/sfea/index.html

Strunk & White - The Elements of Style

The full text of The Elements of Style, presented online by Bartleby.com. ¶ http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

An annual festival of literature, happening every August in Sechelt, BC. ¶ http://www.writersfestival.ca/

Surrey International Writers' Conference

An annual development conference and festival of literature, happening every October in Surrey, BC. ¶ http://www.siwc.ca/

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

A global professional technical association for the graphic arts industries. ¶ http://www.taga.org/

The Canada Council for the Arts

A national agency which offers grants, services and awards to eligible professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, including writers and cultural magazine publishers. ¶ http://www.canadacouncil.ca/

The Canadian Encyclopedia

An excellent Canadian research tool. ¶ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/

The Word on the Street

A festival of reading and literacy, happening simultaneously the last Sunday of every September in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Kitchener and Halifax. ¶ http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/

Thesaurus.com

A reputable online thesaurus. ¶ http://thesaurus.com/

University of British Columbia School of Journalism

A program dedicated to the scholarly undertanding of journalism through critical thinking and the teaching of ethical responsibility. ¶ http://www.journalism.ubc.ca/

University of Victoria Department of Writing

UVic's degree program for creative writing. ¶ http://finearts.uvic.ca/writing/

Vancouver International Writers Festival

Vancouver's premier literary event, happening every October on Granville Island. ¶ http://www.writersfest.bc.ca

Writely Online Document Sharing

Write collective documents with this online word processor. ¶ http://www.writing.com/

Writers' Trust of Canada

Provides awards, grants and programs to help writers develop their skills. ¶ http://www.writerstrust.com/

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