For 50 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose as one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines. EVENT welcomes submissions written in English from around the world and features emerging and established writers side-by-side. EVENT also prints commissioned illustrations alongside the writing, and each cover features the work of a British Columbia photographer. In its newest issue, readers can find Poetry by Marc Perez, Angela Hibbs, Joel Robert Ferguson, Janet Bartier, Gordon Taylor, Robbie Chesick, Sarah Lachmansingh, Matt Rader, Jonathan Focht, Lisa Baird, Gillian Wigmore Fellows, James Scoles, Martin Heavisides, Michaela Morrow; Fiction by MJ Malleck, Jen Currin; Non-Fiction by Sandy Pool, Tricia Dower, Jason Jobin; several reviews, and cover art, “Casa Wabi,” by Douglas Hampton (2022) with illustrations throughout by Nora Kelly.
The newest issue of EVENT print publication of poetry and prose features their 2021 Non-Fiction Contest finalists with introductory commentary by Judge David A. Robertson, who writes, “in the end, that’s what writing stories is all about: connecting. You connect with your readers. They connect with something within themselves or to each other.” The winning entries: 1st Place “Penance” by Cayenne Bradley; 2nd Place “All My Love, Alex” by Vicki McLeod; 3rd Place“One Route, Over and Over” by Nicole Boyce. Also included in this issue is Poetry by Matsuki Masutani, Julian Gunn, Russell Thornton, Laurie D. Graham, Vincent McGillivray, Mark O. Goodwin, Zoe Landale, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Dan MacIsaac, J.G. Chayko, and Erin Kirsh; Fiction by Brian Moore, Joel Fishbane, and Adrian Markle; and numerous reviews of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The next deadline for EVENT‘s 2022 Non-Fiction Contest is October 15. More details on their website here.
EVENT Vol. 50 No. 3 is the Notes on Writing Issue. “Event publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and literary reviews. In every issue we aim to present a compelling selection of work by established and newer writers, both from Canada and abroad.”
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EVENT celebrates 50 years of publication with a Notes on Writing anthology, featuring more than 70 personal essays with insights into the joys and struggles of the writer’s life and process, written by notable Canadian writers, including Jane Urquhart, David Bergen, André Alexis, Madeleine Thien, Eden Robinson, Jen Sookfong Lee, Zoe Whittall, Joy Kogawa, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Joshua Whitehead, and many others.
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EVENT: A home for writers. A destination for readers. We are now accepting submissions of 5,000 words or less to the annual EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15. Visit our website for full contest guidelines, exclusive online content, and information about our popular Reading Service for Writers.
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“Our Lives” by Alexis Pooley
“Differences” by Madeline Sonik
“Sea Monsters Revealed” by Adrienne Gruber
Judge Madhur Anand introduces the winners with an essay on judging nonfiction. Print and digital copies of this issue are available at EVENT‘s website.
EVENT’s latest Non-Fiction Contest Issue is here, featuring the three 2020 winning essays, and an exciting assortment of poetry, fiction and reviews to keep you entertained. Work by Alexis Pooley, Madeline Sonik, Adrienne Gruber, David Zieroth, Malgosia Halliop, David Ishaya Osu, James Pollock, Jade Riordan, and more. Read more at the EVENT website.
This issue features Notes on Writing from Maria Reva, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Joshua Whitehead. Also in this issue: nonfiction by Darlene McLeod; fiction by Dian Parker, Stephen Guppy, and Dennis McFadden; and poetry by Ashley Hynd, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Rose Hunter, Natasha Zarin, Peter Richardson, Thomas Mixon, Nate Logan, Jean Van Loon, D.S. Martin, and more. Read more at the EVENT website.
The event will feature three indigenous writers Garry Gottfriedson, Jessica Johns, and Richard Van Camp.
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EVENT’s latest offering is jam-packed with a tantalizing assortment of literary goodies. Poetry by Bára Hladík, Alpay Ulku, Alan Hill, Patricia Young, A. Molotkov, Dominik Parisien, and more; fiction by Jason Jobin, Kari Teicher, Fraser Calderwood, and Wayne Yetman; and nonfiction by Scott Randall. Plus, four reviews of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction titles. Read more at the EVENT website.
Have you been keeping up with EVENT Magazine‘s Fall Reading Series? Each week, they’re introducing one writer, along with a video of each author reading their work from the safety of their homes. So far, they’ve featured John Elizabeth Stintzi, Rose Cullis, and Jane Eaton Hamilton.
Founded in 1971, EVENT is a literary magazine dedicated to nurturing writers and presenting readers with the best contemporary writing from Canada and abroad. They strive to publish a diversity of voices and literary styles and have published many distinguished writers before and after they gained national or international recognition, i.e. André Alexis, George Bowering, Charles Bukowski, Esi Edugyan, Jack Hodgins, Annabel Lyon, Pablo Neruda, Alden Nowlan, Nino Ricci, Diane Schoemperlen, Carol Shields, Timothy Taylor, and Madeline Thien.
Each year they host a Non-Fiction Contest. The contest awards $3,000 in prizes ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place) plus publication in the Spring/Summer issue. This is the longest-running contest of its kind in Canada. The deadline to enter is October 15 annually. Check out Issue 49/1 to view the winning pieces of their 2019 contest: “Judge’s Essay” by Anthony Oliveira, “The Dead Green Man” by Jane Eaton Hamilton, “Things You Think When Your Husband Has a Heart Attack” by Mary Steer, and “My Beautiful Madness” by Rose Cullis.
Besides publishing issues three times a year, EVENT also offers a reading service for writers. Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.
EVENT: A home for writers. A destination for readers. We are now accepting submissions of 5,000 words or less to the annual EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15, 2020. Visit our website for full contest guidelines, exclusive online content, and our unique Reading Service for Writers.
Deadline: October 15, 2020
EVENT: A home for writers. A destination for readers. Now in its 49th year of publication, EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine that inspires and nurtures writers, showcasing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, notes on writing, and book reviews three times a year, with stunning cover art and illustration. We are now accepting submissions of 5,000 words or less to the annual EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15, 2020. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca for exclusive online content, and to learn more about our unique Reading Service for Writers.