New Brunswick Book Awards Shortlisted Titles Announced

Shortlisted titles announced for New Brunswick Book Awards

March 29, 2021 – The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and The Fiddlehead have announced the shortlisted titles for the 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 6.

The program will celebrate books published in the 2020 calendar year in the poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories and children’s picture books published in the 2019 and 2020 calendar years.


The finalists are as follows:

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction
Judge: Mark Sampson, author of several novels, most recent All the Animals on Earth, short story and poetry collections

Mark Anthony Jarman, Fredericton, Czech Techno (Anvil Press)

Riel Nason, Quispamsis, Waiting under Water (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

Kathleen Peacock, Fredericton, You Were Never Here (Harper Teen, imprint of Harper Collins Publishers)

Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing
Judge: Frieda Wishinsky, author of over 60 trade and educational children’s books including picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

Shyla Augustine, Fredericton, Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book (Herman’s Monster House Publishing)
Illustrator Braelyn Cyr, Fredericton

Marla Lesage, Lincoln, We Wear Masks (Orca Book Publishers)
Illustrator Marla Lesage

Kim Renton, Stilesville, What-Cha-Doing? (Chocolate River Publishing)
Illustrator Tamara Thiebaux Heikalo, St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize
Judge: Yusuf Saadi, winner of the The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. His first collection, Pluviophile, was selected for the CBC’s 2020 summer reading list

Allan Cooper, Riverview, Waiting for the Small Ship of Desire (Pottersfield Press)

M. Travis Lane, Fredericton, Keeping Count (Gordon Hill Press)

Emily Skov-Nielsen, Saint John, The Knowing Animals (Brick Books)

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award
JudgeNaomi Lewis fiction and nonfiction writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Her 2019 memoir, Tiny Lights for Travellers has won numerous awards including Alberta’s Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Odette Barr, Petit-Cap, Teaching at the Top of the World (Pottersfield Press)

Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund, Fredericton, Meadowlands: A Chronicle of the Scovil Family (Chapel Street Editions)

Phillip Lee, Fredericton, Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River (Goose Lane Editions)

The New Brunswick Book Awards are open to traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year.

The book awards program represents a partnership between the Writers’ Federation, which for more than 30 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development, and The Fiddlehead, Canada’s oldest literary magazine, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for more than 75 years.


Media Contacts:
Ian LeTourneau
Cell: (506) 440-8072

Rayanne Brennan
Cell: (506) 961-3633


The Fredericton Trails Coalition, in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBEx), has just released a call for artists to create a mural along the two south-facing walls of the NBEx horse barns which run parallel to the City’s Valley Trail (between Smythe st and Rookwood, across from the Superstore parking lot).


The main goal of the mural is to address the ongoing graffiti and tagging of the walls and provide a safer, and more user-friendly experience for the neighbourhood and those using the City of Fredericton’s Valley Trail. We are aiming to have the mural completed by September 10, 2021.


The call for artists is being done in two phases: the first phase, which closes on March 31 2021, will qualify a maximum of five artists or artist collectives.  At the second phase, the selected artists will be asked to submit a proposed design for the mural. A $500 honorarium will be paid to phase two artists. The winning proposal will be announced in early June, and the start date for painting the mural will be in July.


If you are, or know of, an artist or designer with experience creating murals, and would like to participate in this process, go to:www.frederictontrailscoalition.com to find more about the scope of the project and submission details.   Application guidelines are found here:  mural-application-guidlines.pdf (ipage.com)


Please forward this email to any interested parties. For more information about this opportunity, please email your questions to: info@frederictontrailscoalition.com

Your questions will be responded to within 24 hours.


Anne Wilkins

Chair, Adopt-a-trail Program
Fredericton Trails Coalition

Public Art Call

The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture invites professional artists to submit proposals to design, create and install public artwork at the new Arc-en-ciel School in Oromocto, NB. The total budget for commissioning public artwork at this site is $50,000. Once works are created and installed, they become part of collection ArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank). Preference will be given to New Brunswick professional artists. Please reference the guidelines and application form. Potential sites for public art, site plans, and photos can be found in the resources section.
The deadline to submit applications to culture@gnb.ca is Friday, March 12.




City of Moncton Request for Proposal – Outdoor Public Art Competition

We look forward to receiving your bid and should you have any questions with regards to the Proposal document, please forward them in writing, to Rob Melanson, Buyer at Fax # (506) 859-2675 or via email : rob.melanson@moncton.ca , or at the address listed below no later than seven (7) working days prior to RFP closing time & date.


RFP20-096 – Outdoor Public Art Competition (Resurgo Place)-FR

The AGAVF List for Friday, November 13, 2020

The AGAVF List

The Association of Francophone Visual Arts Groups ( AGAVF ) presents the events of its members, namely fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, public art, residencies aimed at artists and curators.


Programming of AGAVF members

Visual Voice Artist Center (Ottawa)

J. Aird-Bélanger, A. Asselin, R. Aubin, M. Barti, J. Bertrand, B. Bogart, C. Boucher, Csaba, R. Chevalier, C. Cooper, L. Daigle, C. Dallaire, M. Des Aulniers, A. Dworzak-Subocz, L. Finet, P. Franzini, C. Gendron, D. Gérin, V. Goddard, O. Golub, F. Ikonomidou, R. Kempen, I. Kobayashi, D. Krasi, D Lamontagne, M. Le Bohec, D. Leclerc, M. Manu, M. Marquez, E. Montenegro, J. Muscat, A. Paquin, M. Périat, O. Petca, Y. Porlier, H. Pouillon, R. Robesco, N. Ross, S. Rossen, S. Swinimer, V. Tytor, G. Vallée, JM Van Hees, P. Walty – Artificial intelligence
in November 2020
67 Beechwood Avenue Vanier, Ontario


Imago Printmaking Workshop (Moncton)

Carole Deveau and Patrick Mcfarlane – Hekas Hekas…
from 12 to 20 November 2020
140 Botsford Street , Ground Floor Aberdeen Cultural Center
Moncton, New Brunswick


House of French – speaking visual artists (Saint-Boniface)

Janine-Annette Littmann – The duration / The Line as Time
from October 8 to November 21, 2020
101-219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba


Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery (Moncton)

Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc – Habitat
Curator: Jonathan Lamy
Presented as part of the Media Arts Section
of the International Festival of Francophone Cinema in Acadia
from November 2020 to January 2021
University of Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick


Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)

White box residences:

Séamus Gallagher
from 3 to 18 November 2020

Mathieu Boucher Côté
from 19 to 26 November 2020
140 Botsford Street, Room 16
Moncton, New Brunswick



Blue constellation-Galerie Bernard-Jean (Caraquet)

Danielle Saulnier and Serge V. Richard – Osmosis and Intimate Magic
from November 4, 2020 to January 10, 2021
220, boul. Saint-Pierre West
Caraquet, New Brunswick


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center (Winnipeg)


Jen Funk, Xavier Mutshipayi, Stéphane Oystryk, Reza Rezaï and Eric Plamondon – The other
from October 8 to November 28, 2020
340, boulevard Provencher
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Le Labo (Toronto)

To be a woman artist in 2020. “The game of 2 questions”
with Lise Beaudry , Maria Legault , Martine Côté and Quitterie Hervouet

Chronicles of Quarantine with Jean-Christophe Foolchand






Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

talk on Monday November 16 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Claude Wittmann – Wheels / politics / panic
Exhibition since February 2020
54 Elgin Street
Sudbury, Ontario




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Calls for submissions


1.Calls in French from Canada


La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse – Montreal – December 6
Culture Trois-Rivières – February 1
The Video Tape – Quebec – December 6
Dazibao – Montreal – December 1


2.Calls in English from Canada


COVER ME – Records, Cassettes & Artists – Vancouver – from November 21
Monitor 14 – SAVAC – Toronto – November 20
BIPOC Artist Instagram Project – ongoing
AKA Artist-run Center – Saskatoon – ongoing
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – Lethbridge – ongoing


3.international calls


European Media Art Festival – December 31
Video Art Academy 2021 – Clermond-Ferrand – December 21




Studio Residency Program – Brookly – December 18
Videographer – 50th anniversary – November 15
Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency – Gabriola Island – November 16
Acts of Care – Public art residency – Calgary – November 28
Engramme – Quebec – November 16



5.public art

LGBTQ2 + National Monument – National Capital Region – January 5
Regal Road Bridge Enhancement – Burlington – November 13
O-Train Public Art Program – November 30
Global Affairs Canada’s Commemorative Artwork – National Capital Region – December 16

6.for commissioners


M HKA / Van Abbemuseum Research Fellowship – December 6
(no) borders issue – easteast.world – November 20
Assistant professor in creative technologies – York University – January 15
General management – Rimouski Regional Museum – November 22
Curatorial residence – Le Lobe – December 11
Images Festival 2021 – Guest Program – no fixed deadline
East of your empires – Quebec – ongoing
Esse – File (Re) see the painting – January 10, 2021
Revue de Paris – call for contributors – ongoing
Esse art + opinion – September 1



details on agavf.ca

WFNB 2020 Writing Competition

2020 Writing Competition is Open!

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to submit their poems, stories or creative essays to its 2020 Writing Competition.

The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes.
Deadline for entries is February 29, 2020.

All submissions must be made electronically through the WFNB website at wfnb.ca/competitions.

The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel, the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize, the Sheree Fitch Prize for Young Writers, the Narrative Nonfiction Prize, and the Dawn Watson Memorial Prize for a single poem.

Youth ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category, aimed at young writers.

In addition to the prize money, winners will read their work at WFNB’s annual literary festival, WordSpring, being held this year in Fredericton, NB, May 22-24. Many WFNB winners have gone on to publish their work, including André Narbonne (David Adams Richards Prize, 2008), Jerrod Edson (David Adams Richards prize, 2013) Kerry-Lee Powell (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2013), and Moncton Anglophone Poet Laureate Kayla Geitzler (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2014).

Entries must be received by February 29, 2020. For competition guidelines, visit: https://wfnb.ca/competitions/submission-rules/

About WFNB
WFNB is the only organization devoted solely to the writers of New Brunswick. It is dedicated to encouraging and promoting New Brunswick writers in all genres and stages of development.


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CALL EMERGING CERAMIC ARTIST: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Deadline for Winifred Shantz Award is September 24!

Are you an emerging ceramic artist? Do you want to develop your artistic practice? We have an opportunity for you!

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Monday, September 24, 2018.

This prestigious national award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals. The winner will be celebrated and the award presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

Application Guidelines:
To download the complete guidelines for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit www.theclayandglass.ca/awards.

About the Awards:
The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Zimra Beiner of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Image: The Weight of Things, 2017. Zimra Beiner, winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact Sheila McMath, Curator at 519-746-1882 ext. 230 or curator [arobas] theclayandglass [point] ca

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Galerie canadienne de la céramique et du verre
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

October deadlines for literary grants, contests, publications (Canadawide)

Riddle Fence Contests ($, fees). One short-fiction submission is one story, one poetry submission is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem. Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. poetry, fiction    canada October 1
NoD. NōD accepts poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and visual art from all writers and artists. Send up to 5 pieces and no more than 10 pages of poetry or up to 10 pages of prose. This can be multiple flash fiction pieces, one story up to 10 pages or any combination you’d like. Please send all pieces in one document with new pieces starting on a new page. NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    canada October 5
The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize ($, fees). Submit up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). $1,500 grand prize, $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online, and not under consideration elsewhere. PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing assistant@prismmagazine.ca by the deadline. We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us to arrange contest entry. poetry    canada October 15
Event Magazine’s Nonfiction Contest ($, fees). Our annual Non-Fiction Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989, and many have gone on to greatness. Prize: $3,000 in prizes ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place) plus publication in EVENT. 5,000 word limit on entries. Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and do not identify yourself on the entry.non-fiction    canada October 15
Bad Nudes. Fiction: 1 story, max. 3000 words Poetry: 5 poems, max. 10 pages. Include a <100 word bio. Please use eccentric formatting in poems/stories sparingly.poetry, fiction    canada October 31


Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 8/24/18
Days remaining to deadline: 17
Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video is a biennial juried exhibition of photography and video works organized by the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation to feature artists whose works explore themes related to Iranian culture. The theme of the exhibition is youth culture in Iran or in the Iranian diaspora. Approximately 40 works will be selected to be exhibited at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Theme: Youth culture in Iran or in the Iranian diaspora

Call for submissions: June 11 – August 24, 2018
Exhibition dates: January 27 – May 5, 2019
Prizes: The top three selections will receive $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000 and a print advertisement in ArtForum.

The competition is free to enter.

New Writing Scotland ($).

Deadline is September 30th, 2018

New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing are invited: autobiography and memoirs; creative responses to events and experiences; drama; graphic artwork (monochrome only); poetry; political and cultural commentary and satire; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. Please send no more than four poems, and no more than one prose work. We have a maximum recommended length of 3,500 words in total. Please do not send complete novels or other long works, although self-contained extracts are acceptable. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.



Deadline: September 3rd, 2018

subTerrain welcomes submissions from both emerging and established authors. We are happy to consider work from all corners of the identity spectrum, including works by the underrepresented writer. Submit fiction to a maximum of 3,000 words (max. 3 stories per issue), creative non-fiction to a maximum of 4,000 words (max. 2 articles per issue), or commentary (social or otherwise) to a maximum of 4000 words (max. 2 articles per issue).


The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

Winners in each category will receive First Prize: $1,000. Runner-up: $200. In addition to the cash prizes, winners will be sent a prize pack of awesome books generously donated by their publishers, as well as annual subscriptions to a number of great print magazines. We’ll list all of the donors here as they are confirmed. No prose works over 7,500 words or under 1,000 will be accepted or read. Each submission to the poetry contest can include up to 4 poems, or up to 4 pages (whichever comes first)


Glass Buffalo Writing Contests

Our 2018 writing contests are now open! All writers who are residents of Canada are welcome to submit their best piece of short fiction and poetry to be considered by our accomplished judges for the chance to win a $500 prize. This year’s Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to the best story under 750 words.

For a poetry entry, you may submit up to two (2) poems per entry fee.

There is no minimum or maximum word count. Do not include any identifying markers in your documents, such as name, contact info, etc.

All applications are due August 3rd, 2018.

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

($, fees).

Awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. The entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

The grand prize is $1,000 (Canadian funds) to one winner.

All applications are due August 1st


Call Type: Photography

Eligibility: International

City: South Yarmouth

State: Massachusetts

Fee: $20.00

Entry Deadline: 7/20/18

Days remaining to deadline: 24

The Cultural Centre of Cape Cod, a non-profit arts organization located in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, invites photographers worldwide to submit images to our online competition, FAUNA.

Wildlife photography aims to capture a one-of-a-kind look at the wonders of the animal kingdom. Embrace the wilderness with an animal as the subject in their most powerful, raw, vulnerable, and natural form.  Show us FAUNA through your perspective, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome.

Art Ability 2018 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital



Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

City: Malvern

State: Pennsylvania

Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 7/18/18

Days remaining to deadline: 22

The Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and/or hearing disabilities.

To Participate – For detailed eligibility and submission requirements, visit mainlinehealth.org/artability. Eligible artists should submit materials in digital format through the CaFE™ website at www.callforentry.org (search Art Ability).

Please contact the Art Ability office if you do not have access to a computer or need special assistance.

Eligible Media – Works on paper, works on canvas or board, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and fine crafts accepted. All pieces must be available for sale and ready for display.

Finishing – All two-dimensional works must be framed; including wrap-around canvas and photographs on metal or foam. Work will be disqualified if not submitted properly.

Jury and Award Process – Distinguished members of the greater Philadelphia arts community will award over $7,000 in prizes for artists.

Grayscale: A Picture Show



Call Type: Photography

Eligibility: International

City: Portland

State: Oregon

Fee: $35.00

Entry Deadline: 7/11/18

Days remaining to deadline: 15

Number of Applications Allowed: 5

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a black and white juried group photo show.

4th International Phoneography Competition



Call Type: Photography

Eligibility: International

City: Huntington

State: New York

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 7/10/18

Days remaining to deadline: 14

fotofoto gallery of Huntington, New York invites all photographers (18 and older) to submit images created on a mobile phone. Our juror, Beth Giacummo, will select approximately 30 images to be included in a month-long exhibition in August, 2018 at fotofoto gallery.

Momentum | Hot Glass



Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: International

City: Toledo

State: Ohio

Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 7/9/18

Days remaining to deadline: 13

In conjunction with Libbey Inc.’s 200th anniversary, The Arts Commission invites artists and designers working in glass to submit work for a juried exhibition and auction entitled, Momentum: Hot Glass, to take place in downtown Toledo, Ohio, beginning September 13, 2018.

Momentum: Hot Glass gathers original creations in glass from the Toledo area and beyond for a truly stunning event taking place September 13 – September 21, 2018, with an opening reception and $10,000 in prizes awarded.

The Momentum: Hot Glass exhibition will take place during the festival and continue through September 21st. The auction will take place as a special event as part of Toledo’s monthly Art Loop on September 20th to benefit The Arts Commission.

Skate Park Art Project 



Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: International

City: Santa Clarita

State: California

Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 7/9/18

Days remaining to deadline: 13

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting applications from artists or team of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent artwork in a local community skate park. The selected artist will be required to engage the local skate park community before presenting their project proposal. There is no overarching theme or required medium for this call. The theme will be determined by the artist’s engagement with the skate park community.