WITS Brochure Profile form

Inclusion in WITS brochures measurably increases your chances of being booked for a school visit.

Before submitting a new Brochure Profile, you must first join the WITS roster by notifying us at wits@writers.ns.ca and completing your WITS Online Profile through the “Writers’ Council / WITS profiles” tab of your Account page. If your Online Profile is complete from a previous WITS year, please consider updating it.

While submitting a new Brochure Profile, you must complete all fields. If any field is blank when you attempt to submit the form, an error message (in red font) will appear below the field.

After correctly submitting a new Brochure Profile, you will see a confirmation message in this browser tab and receive a copy of your form via email.

Before requesting the reprinting/revision of an existing Brochure Profile, please first review your existing profile in the most recent WITS brochure (September, 2023).

Submission Deadline for Jan 2024 Brochure: December 7, 2023

Submission form

Must match the name in your WITS Online Profile visible at writers.ns.ca/programs/writers-in-the-schools/apply-for-visits
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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that participants in any given workshop have similar levels of creative writing and / or publication experience. This ensures that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their career stage. The “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions used by WFNS.

  • New writers: those with less than two years’ creative writing experience and/or no short-form publications (e.g., short stories, personal essays, or poems in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with more than two years’ creative writing experience and/or numerous short-form publications.
  • Early-career authors: those with 1 or 2 book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short-form publications.
  • Established authors: those with 3 or 4 book-length publications.
  • Professional authors: those with 5 or more book-length publications.

Please keep in mind that each form of creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults) provides you with a unique set of experiences and skills, so you might consider yourself an ‘established author’ in one form but a ‘new writer’ in another.

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

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