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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:53pm

Halifax, NS – The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards. These three Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of writing in non-fiction, poetry, and fiction by Atlantic Canadian writers. The shortlisted writers for each Award are:

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award:
Dean Jobb (NS), Empire of Deception (HarperCollins)
Marq de Villiers (NS), Back to the Well (Goose Lane)
Gary L. Saunders (NS), My Life With Trees (Gaspereau Press)

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:13pm
 
Halifax, NS – The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is pleased to announce the winners and the shortlists for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. These entries were chosen from over 70 submissions from all four Atlantic provinces. 

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE
WINNER: Anne Bishop, Blessed are the Poor
Shortlist: 
Liz Graham, Lord of Misrule 
Andrea Doukas, Before the Monsoon 

POETRY PRIZE
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:05pm

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the shortlists for this year's Atlantic Writing Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winners will be announced the week of April 18th, 2016.

HR (BILL) PERCY ADULT NOVEL PRIZE
Anne Bishop, Blessed are the Poor 
Liz Graham, Lord of Misrule 
Andrea Doukas, Before the Monsoon 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 3:41pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a convergence of staff holidays and appointments, the office will be closed on Thursday, March 24th. We will reopen on Tuesday, March 29th. Happy Easter! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:42pm

We're very excited to unveil our Manuscript Review Program! This members-only program gives authors a chance to get feedback from a professional writer or editor.

For information costs and to check out reviewer profiles, click here.

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:44pm

The 2015-16 Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program hits the half-way point on February 24, and mentors and mentored alike are busy reviewing, honing, and polishing their craft and creative conviction as writers. 

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