WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums
and check out the
section to find out more about each.
Marjorie Bruhmeller -
Rena Nauen - Israel
Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
Caroline Harriet - Ladysmith, BC
Martin Hayter - Victoria, BC
Aline Soules - Danfield, CA, USA
Rena Nauen - Israel
Stephanie Hodgins - Miss., ON
Tony Hellman - Burlington, ON
Beverly Baker - Mount Pearl, NFLD
John Jansen - Toronto, ON
Thomas Hemeon - Stratford, ON
Chen ou Liu - Ajax, ON
Mary Anne Lonergan - Newmarket, ON
David Franklin - Ottawa, ON
Gina Bolton - Redwater, AB
William J Galvin - Mississauga, ON
Ed Roberts - Oklahoma City, OK
Leif Norman - Winnipeg, MB
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General of Canada
Rosa Hong Chen
Renée Von Paschen
The next and last issue of Poetry Canada is coming
It has the interview with Priscila Uppal - Griffin
Poetry Short List finalist.
This will the last edition, and I will come up
with easier ways to get the word out through article distribution in the
newsletter, and teleseminar recordings of interviews you'll find
It will contain the Priscila Uppal interview, Spirit Youth Award
Winners, Book Review, articles and poetry.
Back issues are available, once they're gone that's
Here is the link to any that are left.
Poetry Canada Archives
CONTESTS & CALLS
Check out the current contests:
The Poetry of Science
Open call from Neil Harding McAlister
CALLING All Artists -
How would you like your art on the cover of our anthologies Credit and 2 free
copies plus get free promoted.
Send a .jpg or .gif for review - even better is if you have a link to a
We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let
everyone else know.
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CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the
If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances,
and check out contest calls and events.
If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit
your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance.
Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator:
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UNITING TO CREATE ONE VOICE
FEDERATION OF POETS
Canadian Federation of Poets
We are always looking for help, if you
would like to join our volunteer team, go here and check out our
list of positions.
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A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
The Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out??
August - Wow what a great summer so far - at least here in LA. Rumour
has it there is a lot of wet going on in Ontario, but that just means
more time to curl up with a good poetry book or write some poetry.
There has been tons of poetry events all over. I hope you have had a
chance to either attend some or even better, participate and share your
work. Your voice, your message is what is going to help to create a better world.
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
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LAST CHANCE FOR SOME
The call is open for 7 anthologies.
The Poetry of
Check them all
out, and submit to any that
speaks to you.
The Poetry of...
Enjoy the journey.
Tracy Lynn Repchuk
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets
THE POETRY OF... ANTHOLOGIES
Enter them ALL!
The call is open for 6 anthologies.
The Poetry of
LOVE - Closed
SEASONS - Closed
RELATIONSHIPS - Closed
BIRTH - Closed
PEACE - Closed
CHECK THEM ALL OUT!!
Are you a CFP member and write articles? Send them in too. They
can be considered for this newsletter as well. That is free publicity
and promotion whether you are a poet, editor or publicist. The articles
should be how to, tips and tricks, getting published type. Anything that
helps a poet take their craft to the next level.
A reminder that for many of you it is time to renew. Your membership card
and we have moved to an automated process once you
Cheapest Method of Publishing
Last month we talked about YouTube as a distribution
channel for your poetry. Nikhil Parekh is using that tool to its fullest.
This month I want to talk about 2 trends that are
taking the internet by storm - and one of them is fast becoming a mainstream
publishing alternative. Now I am not talking about self publishing places such as
www.lulu.com where you can produce your own book, your way, and keep all of the
profits versus a royalty publishing option - I am going to introduce you to
Amazon Kindle and ebooks.
I'll start with an ebook - which simply is an electronic version or digital
version of your book. It is a matter of creating the book as usual in a word
processor, and saving it as a PDF, and selling that version.
For some who cherish the feel of a book and its pages you
will think this is ridiculous, but I have made 10 x more on ebook sales, than
made of book sale profits. The best part is there is no overhead, no inventory,
no shipping, they get the book instantly, they enjoy your work and you make 100% profit.
I sell my bestseller 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles on Amazon, and
make about $1.20 profit per book. I sell my ebook and make a $47 profit. In
fact, I offer a workbook with my ebook, and 80% of the purchasers upgrade to the
ebook/workbook combination and with this I make a $97 profit.
Here is that website if you want to look at the format 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles
Now some of you might be thinking – well that’s not
I would have to disagree, as does the world’s largest
and distributor of books, who not only sells ebooks now,
even better – sells your book on a Kindle device – which is
an electronic device that can hold hundreds of books.
Check out this article in Newsweek called
"The Future of Reading"
This device which has taken the publishing industry by
and has the largest publishers in the world scrambling to
create and modify their line up of books into this format.
And technically – it is an ebook, that appears on a device
you carry – the size of a typical book for those who like
to hold something as they read – you can take hundreds
of books with you everywhere and always have access
to your favourite stories – at the push of a button.
As a world traveler, I see them on planes
all the time.
You can read them at the beach. Anywhere -but what is really great for you as a poet and writer – is
it’s free to create a kindle version, you can list it on
Amazon.com site like a normal book, and people can
take you with them – anytime.
AND … it’s an accepted form of publishing, otherwise authors such as
Stephen King, Donald Trump, Margaret Atwood, Michael
Ondaatje wouldn't be there - and they are!
AND… you don’t need a fancy publisher to participate.
Isn't the point of getting published to get your work out there, to share your
story, get well known, and making money along the way would totally rock right?
Take a person like Julie Powell who did a blog about Julia Child's cooking - and
now it's in a movie called Julie and Julia. Think she might make some money from
that, have some influence, get a major book deal - so embrace some of the new
technologies because you never know what the future will bring. Take publishing
out of the box and just do it.
A great resource:
How to Prepare your Book for the Kindle Device
PROMOTE YOUR BOOK in this
Only $15. Stays online for years.
Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
Timothy's World Coffee
321 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville, ON
Contact: George Arnold
Open mic event for all members, non members and Federation
Affiliate members to participate in.
of Every Month - 7pm
Halifax Federation of Poets
2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Every third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Donelda Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
New Brunswick Federation
9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.
Peel Region (Brampton/Mississauga).
Last Friday of every month starting at 6:00p.m. at the
Courtneypark Library Branch (upper lounge
reading area) at Mavis and the 401,
Durham Region Federation of Poets
730 Courtneypark Dr. W
Peel Region Federation
Contact: Cheryl Xavier
contact Stella Ducker at
Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
contact Donna Thompson
Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
contact Wei Yin
India Federation of Poets
contact Nikhil Parekh
Check out all the details on the calendar
If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know. Send an email
with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.
Tracy Repchuk -
* Appeared on Build a Better
Network to share my story and internet marketing
* Applied for another Limca
World Record and expanded
his YouTube presence: Nikhil Parekh Youtube poetry sample
Tod Gaines -
Was a featured poet on a Hip
Hop Radio show as he combined his poetry to music
(Good thinking out of the box)
* The Carrer Museum in Milan, Italy, issued this year six art stamps
of Paul Hartal. Engraved on the margins of
Portrait, Triumphal Arch, Landscape, Afternoon
the colourful miniature visual poems display the
name of the artist, the title of the work and the
year 2009. An envelope mailed from Milan to Montreal
this summer with a combined array of Italian postal
stamps and Paul Hartal art stamps is marked
over with the official cancellation seal of the
Founded in 1946, the Carrer Mail Art Museum and Archive in Milano
houses thousands of works, among them by Salvador
Dali, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Victor
Mary Anne Lonergan -
* Her latest poems -"The Talons Of Prisms" was
published in the The Ontario Poetry Society - Verse
* The Newmaket's branch - Canadian Hearing Society
has asked me to read a couple of her poems in
September to expose hearing and deafness talents.
One of the poem is called: "Deafness" and unsure yet
what the other will be called till that time comes.
* Her second manuscript is now finished and she is
working on her third.
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Send me your news, it must be in
point form, but more importantly it must have the
subject line CFP news (I get over 1000 emails every day,
so I have to be able to search by that subject line to
put them in here :)