Call for Submissions – Writer in Exile

Sorry folks, just heard about this:

The Edmonton Writer-in-Exile program is seeking applications by culturally diverse writers for its 2013-14 Borderlines Writers Circle.

Selected candidates will work in a small group environment on custom-designed activities aimed at advancing their writing career and increasing their connection with the local community. The writers will also be featured in public performances throughout the year, as well as be matched with professional writers for mentoring and one-on-one support.

The program will run from June 2013 to March 2014. Participation in the Borderlines Writers Circle is free of charge, and writers will be remunerated for public readings when possible.

To qualify for this project, candidates must meet the following criteria:

1. The writer comes from a culturally diverse background and is not yet established in Canada’s mainstream literary scene.

2. The writer has a working knowledge of English.

3. The writer is a Canadian citizen, refugee or landed immigrant, living in or around Edmonton, Alberta.

4. The writer is available to attend evening meetings/activities on a regular basis (average of two per month), and to present/perform at events a few times throughout the year.

Applications must be received by May 30, 2013, at 9 pm (please note that this is not a postmark deadline).

Interested writers should send a completed copy of the application form (available here) by email to

Online applications are preferred, but for those unable to apply online, paper applications can be returned to:

Rita Espeschit
Writer-in-Exile Program
Room 604, Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2V4

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