Writers’ Resources

Contests and Submissions

Scholarly Journal

Acadiensis - Journal of the history of the Atlantic Region: https://www.acadiensis.ca/guidelines

Literary Periodical Submissions 

Camel Literary Journal: Fredericton - submissions of up to 6,000 words accepted in fiction or nonfiction. current contest is The Gilmer Prize. More about the litmag: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554668525499

Contact editors here: camel.litmag@gmail.com

The Fiddlehead (Canada's oldest literary magazine, UNB) -  https://thefiddlehead.ca/

The Nashwaak Review (STU) -,https://www.stu.ca/english/the-nashwaak-review/

Nunum - Dedicated to flash fiction - https://www.nunum.ca/ (Grand Barachois)

Miramichi Reader - Another Flash Column - https://miramichireader.ca/

Qwerty Magazine - https://www.qwertyunb.com/

Grants, Laureateships, and Residencies

Booksellers and Publishers

Publishers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Writers’ Services

Writing Mentoring /Coaching

  • Kayla Geitzler - Creative Writing MA, Poet Laureate (2019-2022), experienced literary project manager and editor offers customized mentoring in poetry, prose and performance, professional writing services, university-level masterclass courses and engaging workshops.  Email: kaylagwrites@gmail.com or visit kaylagwrites.com
  • Moncton writer and editor Lee D. Thompson is offering three 55-hour novel-writing (or creative non-fiction) mentorships in 2023, with a 10% discount to WFNB members. The mentorships include developmental editing and structural guidance and are ideal for works in the early to mid stages of creation.  Though the timelines are very flexible, and may be spread over many months, the mentorships are set for February, April and June. Payment plans are available. For full details, contact  editor@galleonbooks.ca
  • Shoshanna Wingate, Poet Laureate, MFA, founder of literary journal, Riddle Fence. Experienced writing teacher/coach offers one-on-one mentorship to poets and prose writers at all stages of their career. You can expect gentle and detailed feedback. Short-term or long-term projects welcome. Email: wingateshoshanna@gmail.com


  • Sandra Bunting  Proofreading, editing or an extra polish on your short story, poem, memoir, novel or nonfiction project. Contact Sandra Bunting at Gaelóg Press Writing and Editing Services. Email: Gaelogpress@gmail.com or text 506-251-5009.
  • Petrina Ferris is a technical writer who offers business documentation and communication services, science/technical editing and writing services. Visit her website for more information.
  • Kayla Geitzler (Moncton) offers full editorial services, content writing, book creation, ebooks, and professional documentation services. Creative, business, academic. https://kaylagwrites.com/
  • Lee Thompson (Moncton) provides full editorial services to WFNB writers at reasonable rates. 
  • Shoshanna Wingate (Sackville) provides full editorial services, including developmental and line editing, query letters, book proposals, and grant applications. Email: wingateshoshanna@gmail.com


  • Hellhag Productions (formerly Flying Elk Photography) is located in Saint John. In addition to photography, FEP also designs book covers. If you want a great looking cover for your book, take a look at our website for inspiration: https://www.hellhagproductionswdc.com/
  • Jeremy McLean (Harvey) offers services such as converting manuscripts into ebooks to sell on Amazon and Kobo; and formatting books for print-on-demand outlets such as Createspace and Lightning Source. Other services are listed on his website.


  • Rose Després (Cocagne) provides translation, proofreading and revision in and from French and English. She is a qualified translator with Canada Council for the Arts and artsnb translators, and has wide-ranging experience in diverse writing styles.

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