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Links of Interest, Canadian Poetry Organizations

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http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/

Clipped from site: The Ontario Poetry Society was founded to create a democratic organization for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.


http://www.canadianpoetryassoc.com/

Clipped from site: Canadian Poetry Association

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Links of Interest, Writer's Magazines

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http://www.cwj.ca/

Clipped from site: Dedicated apprentice and professional writers use the information they find in Canadian Writer's Journal to acquire the edge they use on their way to publication. Many first-time writers got their start in the Canadian Writer's Journal because we are looking for terrific material, not reputation. We are not on news stands; we are in a growing number of libraries across the country, so finding a copy is possible.

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Links of Interest, U.S. Poetry Organizations

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http://www.poets.org/

Academy of American Poets

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Thanks for the link Corvin. :)
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Thank you Corvin :)
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Links of Interest, Writer's Markets, Poetry

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http://www.masterfreelancer.com/poets-market.php

Clipped from site: GET YOUR POETRY PUBLISHED! Poetry brings words to life with truth and passion unequaled by ordinary fiction. It awakens the senses, evokes powerful moods and moments in time. The 2009 Poet’s Market is the key to getting your work published! It helps define and direct your efforts with listings for more than 1,800 book, journal and magazine publishers and editors. You’ll also find information on grants, conferences, workshops, contests and more. Using easy, quick-reference symbols and indexes, you’ll pinpoint the most promising opportunities for your work.


http://www.photonpress.co.uk/

Clipped from site: The most recent edition of Light's List of Literary Magazines was for 2007. It was published by Bluechrome and I have heard that it is now out of print but have so far been unable to get confirmation of this from Bluechrome. A 2008 edition was planned by Bluechrome but never commissioned. Whether I shall resume publication myself I have not yet decided. If I do it will be announced here and in various independent press magazines.
If you do wish to try to obtain a copy of the 2007 edition, the details are below.

NOTE: Not all listings have been up to date in past. However, some journals found here may not be found else where.


http://www.dustbooks.com/dp.htm

Clipped from site: The Directory of Poetry Publishers is a must for poets, librarians and critics. It features some 21 pieces of information on each of the more than 1,800 book and magazine publishers of poetry worldwide -- including university presses and e-zines. Because of this breadth of coverage it has been called "simply indispensable!" by Choice and "invaluable" by Booklist.

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Thank you Corvin. :)

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Links of Interest, Writing, Small Press Information

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http://www.dustbooks.com/
Clipped from site: Dustbooks is a publishing company and the leading international supplier of small press information since 1964.

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Thank you Corvin :)
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Links of Interest, Writer's Refference Books, General

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http://www.writersdigeststore.com/
Reference books on different genres of writing from Writer's Digest.

http://www.wmpub.ca/03-genre.htm#write
White Mountain Publications, link direct to relevant pages:
For Writers: 1208 The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar -2008 Ranchuk $14.95, 1035 Writing Lines Latta $5.95
1026 On The Other Hand Ross $5.95, 1141 Writing in Brief Fitzgerald $5.00

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http://www.wmpub.ca/cwcc-2008.htm

Canadian Writer's Contest Calendar by White Mountain Publications

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Thanks Corvin :)
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Links of Interest, Copyright Organization, Canada

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http://www.accesscopyright.ca/

Access, Canadian Copyright Licensing Information

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Thanks Corvin :)
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Links of Interest, Software

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http://www.openoffice.org/ - Free (LGPL)

An open-source, multi-platform office suite with the ability to open most basic document formats. (I.e. it will open Word files, I think it will try to open access databases, but it will fail to open Project or other specialist formats.) Unlike some other open-source projects, this one is actually supported by some big industry names (specifically Sun Microsystems of Java fame) and built for commercial use.
It exports to a few useful formats like PDF and HTML by default and the default (Open Document) format itself is basically a collection of zipped XML files for you tech-heads.

http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/ - Free 'Demonstration' version, $45 full version (download) or $65 full version (on CD)

A multi-platform suite of writer's tools to help with the creative process. It has storyline tools (time-line based), scrap-booking / cork-board functionality for brain-storming and even a card-game for batting writer's block. The demonstration version is useful, especially for working out what it does, but it does limit certain useful functions. You are limited to a handful of concurrent story-lines, for instance. This is not crippling, but it is enough of a niggle to make you want the full version.
Sanity is overrated...

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Good information to have, thank you.
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I use both, but the Writer's Cafe I have is the trial version. I really should upgrade, but I haven't got around to it...
Sanity is overrated...

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I like this program (Supernotecard). It is only $29 and you get free updates.

http://www.mindola.com/index.html

That being said... I don't use it much. I like to write in notebooks and then type out big chunks...
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Links of Interest: Fantasy World Creation

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It's challenging to build a whole world, whether you want to write fantasy or science fiction. It's so easy to delineate too little, and have your world look cardboardy and incomplete, or to get bogged down in details to the extent that you never actually have time to start your story. These are some of the very best sites I've come across:

Magical World Builder
Very thoughtful articles with all the detail you need to get started, and lots of food for more imagination. There's even a workshop to help you sketch your world out from start to finish in 30 days, 15 minutes a day. Gives much to build on in a coherent fashion.
http://www.web-writer.net/fantasy/

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions by Patricia C. Wrede
One of my favourite sites, perhaps my actual favourite. Intelligent and elegant. In the form of questions - work on the ones you feel are relevant to your world.
http://www.sfwa.org/writing/worldbuilding2.htm

Creating an Earthlike Planet
Particularly useful for its inclusion of some details other more culturally-oriented methods miss out on.
http://www.cix.co.uk/%7Emorven/worldkit/index.html
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