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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. ¶

BC Arts Council

Provides financial support to eligible writers, artists, publishers and cultural organizations in BC. ¶

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. ¶

Booming Ground

An intensive non-credit creative writing program from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. ¶

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. ¶

Comicon Vancouver

A regular public convention for comic enthusiasts and self-published illustrators and graphic artists. ¶

Common Errors in English Usage

A handy compilation of common grammar and spelling errors. ¶

Copyright: The Basics

An explanation of Canadian copyright law for writers, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶

Database of BC Authors

Find a published author in British Columbia with this comprehensive listing from BC Bookworld. ¶

Dooney's Cafe

A news and community site for Canadian writers. ¶

Find a Professional Writer

A searchable database of members of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶

Find an Editor

A searchable database of Canadian freelance editors, from the Editors Association Canada. ¶

Find People

Tips on how to find individuals or topic experts online (formerly ¶

Freedom to Read Week

An annual event hosted by the Freedom of Expression Committee, an organization which monitors censorship issues in Canada. ¶

Freelance Writing FAQ

Answers to common questions about careers in freelance writing. ¶

Grammar, Style and Usage

A comprehensive listing of online resources for grammar and language from the Editors Association of Canada. ¶

Kwantlen College Creative Writing Program

An Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing program, based in Surrey, BC. ¶

List of Canadian Literary Agents

A listing of literary agents in Canada, compiled by the Writers' Union of Canada. ¶

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. ¶

Literary Arts Programs at The Banff Centre

Courses, workshops, residencies and intensive programs for writers and publishers. Based in Banff, Alberta. ¶

PEN Canada

A Canadian group that works behalf of writers, at home and abroad, who have been victims of censorship or silencing. ¶

Places for Writers

News postings and resource listings for writers in Canada. ¶


A news site and web portal for the Canadian graphic arts industry. ¶

Professional Editorial Standards

A set of skills and qualifications required by professional editors, developed by the Editors' Association of Canada. ¶

Professional Practice for Writers

Guidelines and best practices for freelance writers and their clients, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada. ¶

ProfNet from PR Newswire

A U.S.-based PR service that helps connect journalists with academic experts. ¶

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. ¶

SFU: Writing and Communications Program

Courses, workshops and intensives for writers and publishers offered by Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus in Vancouver. ¶

Shuswap Association of Writers 'Word on the Lake' Festival

An annual festival of literature taking place every spring in Salmon Arm, BC. ¶

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

A directory of sources for Canadian journalists and researchers. ¶

Standard Canadian Freelance Editing Contract

A template for a contract between freelance editors and their clients from the Editors Association of Canada. ¶

Standard Canadian Freelance Publication Agreement

Contract templates for hiring freelance writers from the Editor's Association of Canada. ¶

Strunk & White - The Elements of Style

The full text of The Elements of Style, presented online by ¶

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

An annual festival of literature, happening every August in Sechelt, BC. ¶

Surrey International Writers' Conference

An annual development conference and festival of literature, happening every October in Surrey, BC. ¶

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

A global professional technical association for the graphic arts industries. ¶

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. ¶

The Canadian Encyclopedia

An excellent Canadian research tool. ¶

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. ¶

A reputable online thesaurus. ¶

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. ¶

University of Victoria Department of Writing

UVic's degree program for creative writing. ¶

Vancouver International Writers Festival

Vancouver's premier literary event, happening every October on Granville Island. ¶

Writely Online Document Sharing

Write collective documents with this online word processor. ¶

Writers' Trust of Canada

Provides awards, grants and programs to help writers develop their skills. ¶

Industry Directory

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