Call for manuscripts. Summer 2023

With library shelves being emptied of books and that challenge certain ideologies and doctrines, WordCity Literary Journal is seeking works on the theme of censorship, the right to read and write, and the power of empathy in societies that are turning inwards on themselves.

We invite fiction, non-fiction, poetry and book reviews, and both loose and expansive interpretations of this theme.

As ever, we at WCLJ thank each of our contributors, readers and supporters as we write and publish our way to a more open an inclusive world.

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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