Igniting Used Matches

Digesting the Web: Lesson Learned

Look through all your old diaries, journals, photo albums, text messages, and letters. The Hilt online magazine is looking for non-fiction poetry, short stories, and essays for their upcoming issue. Sometimes taking a break and strolling into your own memoirs is just what you need to get the summer days lighting your words. All submissions are to be between 500 and 1500 words. If you are more the artistic type, then they are also accepting submitted artwork, so long as you include a statement regarding your piece between 750 and 1000 words. So time to sit back or lie down, close your eyes and think back to some of your happiest, saddest, most passionate and most contemplative memories.

Deadline: August 16, 2013
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Snow and Rain and Sun and Leaves: Seasonal Writing

As the season hits its impending change, the wind also brings with it the opportunity to submit to the Tendril Literary Magazine. They ask for poems, short fiction, prose poetry, and “anything in between” to include in their Fall issue. With a preference for the unusual, don’t expect the words to fall with pounding raindrops. Try to look at any pieces you’ve written so far, and take everything—your form, your diction, your thematic focus—and spin them round and round until they’re ready to spew out your most awkward and beautiful thoughts.

Deadline: September 1, 2013
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From Script to Stage: Play Reading

Paraphrasing the energetic James Brown, “Get up offa that thing andact till you feel better”. The library is hosting play readings from 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Yorkville Art Gallery. Everyone that attends takes part and reads along, so everyone has a chance to participate in reading the selected play.

Where: Yorkville Art Gallery; 22 Yorkville Avenue
Upcoming dates: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27
For more information: Call 416-393-7660