Write Towards the Light. A WCLJ Call for January 2022 Manuscripts

Our call for mss for WordCity Literary Journal’s January 2022 issue comes from our consulting editor, Lori Roadhouse!


“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” – William Shakespeare

In the northern hemisphere, we are in the darkest days, the longest nights, of the year.  How do you find inspiration and hope in the gloom?  Does your writing take on a darker tone in these cold months? After the winter solstice, the days begin to brighten, a minute or two more light each day. Does your mood lighten too?

In this issue we are asking you to write towards the light. Show us hope from the shadows, show us inspiration as the days lengthen.

We leave this wide open to creative interpretation. Please see our Submission Guidelines for specific requirements.

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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