Jampolis Cottage
Sponsored Residencies
Submit your work-in-progress for 4 weeks of free residency at Jampolis Cottage, a $2000 honorarium, and space & inspiration for focused writing work
Extended deadline: February 29
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Oliver-Craig Black Writers' Retreat
Submit your work-in-progress for 2 weeks of free residency at Jampolis Cottage, a $500 honorarium, and the instruction & guidance of distinguished mentor Evelyn C. White
Extended deadline: February 29
Message on a Bottle
Enter your 125-word prose piece or poem to win $250 and naming rights for Island Folk Cider House's new strawberry-banana cider
Enter by March 1
Writers In The Schools
March Break Creative Writing Day Camp
Five-day virtual camp (March 11 to 15) designed for children aged 8 to 12 years
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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for participant-to-participant feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca