FRIDAY NOTES & NEWS: Happy Holidays

Holiday schedule:
We’ll be taking our holiday hiatus from Monday, Dec. 21 to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Happy holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!

Contributor News

Jennifer M. Smith‘s book Green Ghost, Blue Ocean is December’s “Book of the Month” on (an online resource for cruising sailors), has made Burlington (Ontario) Public Library’s November 2020 “Next Best Read” list, and received a terrific review in the current issue of Canadian Yachting magazine. 

David McConnell’s novel Frameworks is available in ebook and paperback through Indigo/Chapters, Barnes and Noble and Amazon and in some independent bookstores. The novel is set in Toronto, He hopes to hold a book launch sometime next year.

F. J. Doucet would like everyone to know The Brooklin Poetry Society is still seeking video recordings of poets reading their work. Deadline is 31 December. 

Mandira Pattnaik’s work has been accepted at over 80 publications, including Passages North, Watershed Review, Prime Number Magazine, EllipsisZine, Bending Genres and Amsterdam QuarterlyCitron Review nominated her fiction short, “Semicolon”, for Best of the Net 2020, and Irish magazine Splonk nominated her microfiction work, “Embryonic Star” for both the Pushcart Prize and Best Microfiction 2021. 

Maggie Nerz Iribarne’s recent credits includeBig Girl Pants” (creative nonfiction essay),online journal 45 Magazine;  “Libby in Four Seasons” (fiction), Irish magazine Womans Way;”Left Unsaid” (memoir), online journal The Woven Tale Press; and “Sick, but Sociable” (fiction),  Malarkey Books’ Mitch Hedberg anthology What I Thought of Ain’t FunnyForthcoming work includes “Yellow Out There” (fiction) in journal Ever Eden;”Whatever Happened to Harriet Grieves?” (fiction), in online journal Dreaming in Fiction;”Banging the Drum” (fiction)in Irish magazine Womans Way; and “Kept Woman” (fiction), online journal Trembling with Fear.

Gail M. Murray’s recent Christmas non-fiction piece “Giving Back at Christmas” about the annual Christmas Carol Concert at St. Paul’s church (Bloor & Jarvis) to fund raise for the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund was published inOur CanadaDec./Jan 2021under Its Tradition section. As well, she has become a regular fiction reviewer for The Historical Novel Society quarterly magazine Historical Novels Reviewpublished four times a year.

Alyson Faye’s co-edited new horror anthology Inferno with Horror Tree’s Stephanie Ellis. The anthology was inspired by Dante’s epic poem and includes stories from some of the up and coming names in indie horror — V.Castro, C.C.Adams, Kev Harrison, Cassie Daley, and T.C.Parker.

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  1. Congrats and happy holidays everyone. Thank you Nancy for giving everyone this opportunity.

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