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Nothing Without Us is a Prix Aurora Award Nominee! [UPDATED]

IMPORTANT NEWS! The voters' reading package is now available for Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) members! If you become a member now (membership is $10 per year), you can download the works of the nominees! Voting will take place between June 20 and July 25, 2020 (11:59:59 EDT). Don't forget to vote for …

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Authors in Quarantine – Cait Gordon | Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

With this this series, I am hoping to capture how this cultural moment is affecting our speculative fiction authors and how our authors are surviving during the COVID-19 outbreak No haircut? No problem! Spec Can:What have you been up to during the COVID-19 outbreak? Cait Gordon: For the first two weeks, I levelled up to… …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for May's Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: May

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic, but I strongly feel that taking time out to be creative is really good for my mental health. But if you're not up to it this month, that's absolutely okay, too. I just wanted to do …

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My review: To Pluck a Crow, The Hands Behind Shakespeare’s Pen is so pluckin’ intriguing!

I'm a massive Shakespeare nerd, or at least I used to be as a teenager, always with my trusty tome of his complete works close by. (I still have it, too!) Over the years, I had heard rumours questioning the authorship of those works, so I was really intrigued to read about Sue Taylor-Davidson's take …

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FREE Virtual Writers Con, hosted by Renaissance Press! Apply now!

How cool is this? My publisher, Press Renaissance Press, is hosting a FREE online writers conference on June 6-7, 2020! They're taking applications until May 7, 2020 if you want to participate. There will be readings, panels, and an online vendor room, too! Are you a reader, author, publisher, or small business? Learn more and …

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Assorted light bronze and steel gears

Flash Fiction Challenge: April Results

So much changed since our last challenge. Most of us are staying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I thought I'd try "lighting the lighthouse" last week and to my delight, people still wrote flash fiction this month! Last week, I drew pretty decent cards: 2 of spades, Jack of hearts, and the 8 …

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