Thursday, February 28, 2008

March Flywheel

filling Station magazine presents:

March flywheel – New Voices in the Spotlight!

Readings by:

Alyson Fortowsky

Helen Hajnoczky

Amin Karim

Makyee Mak

Hosts: Emily Elder, Bronwyn Haslam, and Natalie Zina Walschots.

Thursday, March 6th @ 7:00 pm

Prairie Ink Restaurant (McNally Robinson Bookstore – 120 8th Ave SW)

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 6, as flywheel prepares to offer up a dazzling selection of Calgary's new literary voices! As always, we participate in First Thursday, hosted by the Olympic Plaza Cultural District… so start your month off with some creative sparkle!

This month, we feature Amin Karim's recently published novel, The Nightingale Sings. Not only will the author will read, he will sign copies after the event! Our readers this month are all brand new to the flywheel stage – Karim's glow meets the effervescence of Alyson Fortowsky, the luminosity of Helen Hajnoczky, and Makyee Mak's luster for a magnificent new show under Prairie Ink's tasteful track lighting.

PLUS: Don't forget the flywheel prize draw, and the flywheel limited edition posters! Not only will attendees get to hear top-notch literature, but they'll also have the chance to win swag from filling Station magazine and McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Every month since November 2003, filling Station magazine's flywheel reading series has brought poetry, prose, music, lectures and performance to the heart of downtown Calgary. It's a place for first-time readers to share the stage with professional authors, for Calgary audiences to see their favourite writers alongside the next generation of literary superstars.


Emily Elder 403.383.1356

Bronwyn Haslam 403.209.1010

Natalie Walschots 403.283.7212

Next flywheel: April 1, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

call for submissions

The University of Calgary's student newspaper, The Gauntlet, and the UofC's creative works magazine, NōD Magazine, are working together to publish a creative literary insert later this March.

Which means...

Open Call for creative submissions!

Interested? Or know someone who might be?
Submit to the Gauntlet via email to-

Deadline: thurs. march15. 08.

Please include a few sentences of biographical information with your submission.
Submissions over 1500 words will not be considered.

One last reminder:
NōD will be accepting submissions for Issue 8 until March 1st. Issue 8 will be viral themed. We will consider creative work that is parasitic, replicative, or related to computer viruses, sickness or epidemics.

Quickly, spread the word!


Ian Kinney,
Editor, NōD

NōD Magazine
Department of English, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB
T2T 1N4

Friday, February 15, 2008

Passion Pitch Poetry, Alberta-only Fiction Contest, Haiku Contest

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Hi everyone,

Here is some of what's going on at Eleventh Transmission, Calgary's arts, culture, media, and activism magazine.

Passion Pitch Poetry featuring Danielle French

Accomplished Calgary singer/songwriter Danielle French is the first musical feature at Passion Pitch Poetry. Wednesday, February 20, 8 pm at Oolong Tea House in Kensington. Please show up by 7:30 to sign up for the open mic.

Facebook group:

Alberta-only Fiction Contest

Eleventh Transmission's second fiction contest is for Alberta-residents only! Plus, it's free to enter. There is a cash prize, and the contest closes March 31.

Second Annual Haiku Contest

Eleventh Transmission and the Magpie Haiku Poets are sponsoring their Second Annual Haiku Contest. This contest is open to everyone and is free to enter. There is a cash prize. Go ahead and try your hand at writing a haiku! Contest closes April 30

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Submit to filling Station

Submit to filling Station

filling Station is a literary magazine based in Calgary, Alberta, that is dedicated to showcasing innovative poetry, fiction, drama, film and visual art, and to promotion local and international arts communities.

We are now accepting submissions for 2008. filling Station accepts poetry, visual art, fiction, drama, film, interviews and reviews.

Spring Issue (#42)Deadline: March 1st.

Summer Issue (#43) Deadline: June 1st. The release of this year's summer issue will coincide with the fourth annual Calgary Blow-Out! literary festival. Theme: Ugliness and Undesirability. If your work engages in any way with with the aesthetics and poetics of disgust, ugliness, and revulsion, please send in work for this issue.

Fall Issue (#44) Deadline: September 1st

Please visit for submission guidelines.