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PROMPTLY: a miscellany of writing tips & tales from Nova Scotian authors

From: $20.00

Printed by Gaspereau Press

74 pages / 2021 / Nonfiction / ISBN 978-0-920636-50-3

Looking for inspiration? Twenty-four Nova Scotian authors offer writing prompts for everyone—beginning writers, seasoned scribes, and curious readers. Sales of Promptly go toward the endowment for the Elizabeth Venart Prize, which recognizes the unique barriers to literary creation faced by women and other marginalized genders and supports these writers as they advance works-in-progress.

Contributors include Tammy Armstrong, Carol Bruneau, Christy Ann Conlin, Lucas Crawford, Stephanie Domet, Jacqueline Dumas, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Andre Fenton, Sheree Fitch, Sue Goyette, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Luke Hathaway, David Huebert, Asha Jeffers, shalan joudry, Annick MacAskill, Ami McKay, Donna Morrissey, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Jen Powley, Lindsay Ruck, Tom Ryan, Trish Salah, Anne Simpson, and Evelyn C. White.

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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 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 who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, 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