The Canadian Literature Archive

The Canadian Literature Archive


Writer's Resources

Canadian Young Adult Fiction

A new large collection of links to Canadian writers of fiction for young adults. This site is administered by Maureen Arnason, a teacher in the Fort Garry School Division in Winnipeg. It will be of special interest to young adults and to teachers and researchers.

Resources on Authors

Canadian Writers: A Bio-Bibliographic Resource A useful literary site from Karin Beeler at UNBC
York Archives Including bill bissett, Norman Levine, Carolyn Malyon, Bruce William Powe, Susan Swan, Clara Thomas, Joyce Wieland and Adele Wiseman.

McGill Archives. The following Canadian writers have papers in the McGill Archives. Many of the entries include brief biographies.

Smith's List An excellent site for finding the latest writing contests across Canada. Search by genre and deadline. This site is constantly updated and is an excellent resource for writers.

The Imperial site contains information about First Nations peoples in history with references to John Richardson's Wacousta and Thomas King's All My Relations

Online Presses and Magazines

NEW! A growing list of Canadian literary journal Web sites which publish creative writing.

Manitoba Writers' Guild With over 500 members, the Manitoba Writers' Guild is the pre-eminent writing organization in Manitoba. Whether you are a literary or technical writer, established or just beginning, the Guild is the place to become involved in the vibrant Writing and Publishing Community of Manitoba.

Winnipeg Poetry House

Booming Ground Booming Ground, the non-credit initiative of the University of British Columbia's renowned Creative Writing Program, offers an acclaimed series of workshops and online mentorships in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and writing for children, led by some of the best writers in the country.

Academic Info A directory of online resources for Canadian Literature

Web Magazines

Playwrights on the Web An international database of playwrights and plays

Canadian Poet Registry

SEEDS Poetry Magazine

The Canada Council

The Asian Canadian Writer's Workshop

Canadian Poetry Association

Canadian Magazine Publishers Association homepage Information on Canadian Magazines organized by magazine name and by subject.

Saskatchewan Writer's Guild

Canadian Children’s Literature Resources

The Playwrights Union of Canada Contains lists of members, a catalogue of plays and recently published books.

The League of Canadian Poets

The Federation of British Columbia Writers

Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia

The Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Quebec Writers' Federation

Canadian Speculative Fiction writers, SF CANADA

Writers in Electronic Residence A must-see site for anyone in writing and education. a free supportive environment for original work and works in progress.

Groupe de récherche sur l'édition littérare au Québec (GRELQ)

Harbourfront Reading Series

Les belles plumes branchées du Québec

The Stroll of Poets Society (Edmonton)

Northwest Passages: Canadian Literature On-Line

Research Workshop A website devoted genealogy. Find coats of arms, family history, family trees and more

Centres For Canadian Studies

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Université de Moncton. Centre d'études acadiennes

United States
Mansfield University. Canadian Studies Center. State System of Higher Education [Pennyslvania] Canadian Studies Home Page
University of Buffalo. Canada/US Trade Center.
University of Maine. Canadian Studies Center.
Canadian Studies Centers in the United States

University of Trier Canadian Studies Centre

Great Britain
The Centre for Canadian Studies at Birmingham

PressesA list of Canadian presses compiled by the CanLit Archives

The Saskatchewan Sampler: a comprehensive, searchable online database of every book written or produced in Saskatchewan since 1905.

Alienated.Net A post Nuke-based Web site for the discussion of contemporary poetry and poetics, with a special focus on the poetics of online culture and technology.

The Sage Hill Writing Experience

The Canadian Council Archival Information Network (CAIN)


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