Spain Remembers

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Writers and poets - The clock is counting down to May 31.

I met local writer Alan Wade. He told me that out e writer in residence gave him very helpful feedback on his non fiction submission. "A terrific critique.  She talked about pacing," Alan said. "This is the first time anyone has mentioned pacing to me."
I said, "My pacing is too fast,"
"And mine the opposite," Alan said.

This snippet of conversation illustrates the consensus around town  - e writer Marilyn Dumont is great.  But!! Her time is almost up. Deadline May 31, 2013.

Below is a letter from Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop who sponsors Marilyn.

Good afternoon, Joan.
Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching to get your submissions in to our e-Writer in Residence program with Marilyn Dumont. Until May 31, Northwestern Ontario-based writers and all NOWW members in good standing may submit their writing for an in-depth, critical review by Marilyn Dumont.

Interested? Here’s what you have to do:
  • Renew your membership for 2012/13, if you haven’t already (membership will carry over for the 2013/14 year)
  • Submit your manuscript to NOWW at
  • NOWW will handle your manuscript and convey it to Marilyn.
  • You will receive feedback by e-mail.
Manuscript submission guidelines:
  • Manuscripts must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman
  • Prose manuscripts in any genre must be double-spaced with one-inch margins and not exceed 2500 words. Please include a word count at the top of the manuscript.
  • Poetry manuscripts must be single-spaced and not exceed 5 pages.

Marilyn Dumont is of Cree/Métis ancestry. Since 1985, Marilyn has been published in numerous Canadian literary journals, and her work has been widely anthologized as well as broadcast on radio and television. Her first collection won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, presented by the League of Canadian Poets, for the best first collection of poetry that year by a Canadian writer. Her second collection won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. Marilyn has taught at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen University-College in Vancouver and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. She has also worked in video production as an intern with the National Film Board.

NOWW thanks the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Thunder Bay Public Library, K-Net Services, and NOWW members for their support of the E-Writer in Residence project for 2013.

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