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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.
SPREAD THE WORD
Proudly display the CFP
logo on your site, and let us know, and you'll be automatically entered
into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada. Link
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.
Become a CFP Volunteer
A great organization that is a Federation affiliate is:
The Emily Isaacson Institute
Have you checked them out??
July - celebrations of Canada day, the 4th of July, and it's the heart of summer for most and the time you relax, enjoy your
surroundings, attend festivals and events, and celebrate Canada Day, 4th
of July or whatever is important to you.
Summer is a great time to kick back, and create that book, finish that
and get active. Poetry is undergoing a resurgence - be a part of it,
spread the word and help to create a better world.
Enjoy the month and keep on creating :)
Join the Canadian Federation of Poets
Because Now You're Family!
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
PUBLISHING and POETRY
AND THE NEW LANDSCAPE
The book publishing industry is currently in turmoil but I
want to start by saying "No worries - because you can do more than that."
What do I mean by that?
The average poet sells 35 books. A poet that travels, does book fairs, reads a
lot - sells about 260 books. A famous poet, about a handful, gets a decent
advance, and sells a few thousand copies.
96% of ALL books listed on on Amazon sell less than 1 copy per week, even less
when it is in a traditional bookstore environment. The average attendees for a
book signing is 8.
And the average profit of a self published book sold on Amazon is $2.50 (for a
$17 book) This is the goal of poets - to become a published author - to have a
book - and having a published book is a great goal.
And even more of you want a traditional publisher - so your
royalty goes to about $1.70 per book.
But right now, with books selling less and less, and your message becoming even
more important, you need to add to your 'book' goal - alternative methods of
publishing and promotion. Over the next few newsletters, I am going to give you
more details on different methods such as ebooks, kindle, CD, audio, podcasts,
blogging and comments, audio post card, newsletter, video, twitter, facebook, tubemogul,
teleseminar, virtual book tours, shared promotion, articles, cross promotion and others.
Today I am going to talk about YouTube. If you want to get
your poem heard, by possibly thousands, so many more than your book -
and get your message out - record yourself reading your poem.
There are easy ways to do this.
1. Create a www.youtube.com account - it
is free to join. Here is mine - http://www.youtube.com/marketingmaestro
2. Put images together and then have the poem display. See
CFP member example - Nikhil Parekh
3. You can record your audio on your computer and wrap some
pictures around it.
Here is my sample of that.
This is me reading from my book (this
video cost me $12 to have created)
4. Read your poem in front o a video or have a friend record you when you are at
an event. Here is an example of that.
So a book is great, but the new publishing pardigm is
Market, Medium and Message.
So reach the market, by using various mediums to spread
There has never been a more important time for poets to emerge as positive
influencers such as what Nikhil Parekh does, and get the message out that can make the
world a better place.
If you're thinking I can't do this - I'm not technical - no
worries - go to www.elance.com and someone there will do it for about $15. I
have paid as low as $3 and high as $22. Really cheap for a huge impact that you
can repurpose for about 8 other things.
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 email@example.com
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 TV across the
USA from LA to Washington to New York, Boston -
on ABC News, Eyewitness news, King5, WKYZ, News 4,
(People were sending me messages on twitter asking me
if I was on TV - it was so much fun!)
* July 4th, Hollywood CA - Reading my poetry at a
4th of July Artists event in celebration of
* July 17-19th - Atlanta, GA - Chateau Elan - In the
lap of luxury learn how to become a bestselling
author with recurring riches for life -
his YouTube presence: Nikhil Parekh article
Geneva Neale -
Released a movie biography of
her work as an awarded poet at:
John Jansen in de Wal
* This week wrote his 76th poem
of the year,
* Read - Flirty Fanny Floozy -
at Hot Sauce open mike last Friday
* Read at Toronto's East End
* Leaves one sheet pamphlets on
public transit featuring his poems
* Gives out free limericks /
short poems on business card size card stock
Bill Galvin -
Bill Galvin had a Harris Collection’s acquisition of his
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so I have to be able to search by that subject line to
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