FRIDAY NOTES & NEWS: Get Ready for the First Contest of the Year

Love Stories for Valentines Week 2024 
CommuterLit’s first literary contest of the year will officially start on Jan. 22. We will be looking for love stories of no more than 4,000 words. The first-place winner will be awarded CA$100; the second-place winner CA$50 and the three honourable mentions CA$25. The top five will be posted the week of Feb. 12 – 16. 

Please do not submit until the official announcement in next Monday’s newsletter. Those who submit early will not be entered into the contest.

Online Fundraising Auction for the Brockton Writers Series
Bid on signed copies of books and writing workshops and mentoring. All proceeds go to paying readers and guest speakers in the long-running Toronto-based literary reading program. You can watch past events on Youtube.

Want to join CommuterLit’s facebook group?
Our facebook group was started as a private group for the paid members of CommuterLit’s Writing Circle. However, we are now throwing it open to everybody in the CommuterLit community. Get the heads up about Submission Calls and contests. Ask the editor questions. Brag about your literary successes. Promote your work. Ask for editing opinions and more. Check it out here.

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