For all writers, even those who have been published, promoting your work and yourself is a constant struggle – one that often takes time and energy away from your writing. If you are a published author living in Alberta, you need to take advantage of every opportunity to get your name “out there” – and right now just such an opportunity has popped up.
Calgary writer and editor Bob Stallworthy is currently accepting submissions for the Alberta Writer’s Directory. Inclusion in the directory is a great way to help you become better known, particularly with schools and libraries. You do have to be published – that means either having at least one book published by a recognized publisher, or have written at least one play that has been performed by a professional theatre group. If you are an Alberta writer who has been paid royalties for your work, then you should supply the following information:
· E-mail address
· URL (if you have one or that of your publisher if you wish)
· Photo (as recent as possible)
· Bibliography (including book titles, publisher, year)
· Awards won
· Awards short-listed
· 250-400 word paragraph telling a little about you and your writing. Your submission may be edited for space, grammar, spelling or foul language.
Submissions can be made by e-mail to the editor, Bob Stallworthy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write “Biography” in the subject line.
Snail mail submissions can be sent to: Frontenac House, 1138 Frontenac Ave. SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 1B6. Mark "Biography" on the outside of the envelope. Follow this link to the Frontenac House website for complete information.