Category: publishing

Ideamancy – Ideas for Back-To-School Magic

The first week of school is over. Routines are starting to gel, kids are on their best behaviour and starting to make friends. Teachers are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s the honeymoon period for elementary teachers. This glistening doorway

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Neil Gaiman – Make Good Art

Neil Gaiman’s inspirational speech at the University of the Arts 2012 deserves to be shared with older students, graduates and anyone likely to be inspired by his exhortation to “make good art.” He points out how good it is to

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Spies are From Mars – The Horse can see the barn!

Have you ever had a feeling of regret as you finished reading a book? You knew you would miss the characters and their stories, as if they were old friends. Well, it’s a little different when you are writing the

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My poem, “Fallow God,” is being published!

My latest poem, “Fallow God,” is being published by Edge in their Urban Green Man Anthology. The book will be launched at When Words Collide in Calgary this August. I feel very lucky to be included. Happy Reading!

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Sandra Kasturi talks ChiZine at WOTS

Since I discovered CZP through local readings and SF/Fantasy events, I’ve been curious as to how this publishing company got started. Sandra reveals ChiZine’s audacious successes and economic setbacks. It’s a cautionary tale for those who might think starting up an

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To self-publish or not

Focus is supposed to be the key to success, in art, business, hockey, anything. If you lose focus, you are bound to make mistakes. Lately I have been reading too many blogs, tweets and self-appointed online experts. They all say,

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