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WFNB Supporters

WFNB gratefully acknowledges the annual generous support of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Your generous support makes all our programs possible. 




Professional Development Workshop Series 

The writing workshops we offer throughout the year give writers the opportunity to meet and network, and learn valuable skills from industry experts. For this program, we acknowledge the support  of ArtsCulture NB, Go and Write! and the Canada Council for the Arts./ Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.




WordsFall 2023-25 

WFNB gratefully acknowledges the partnership of Friends of Fundy for the next three WordsFall events, 2023-2025. Our next event will be held on October 27-29 in Alma. In 2024, WordsFall will be held in Sussex, and in 2025, St. Martins!

Friends of Fundy is a charitable organization that exists to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage of Fundy National Park and increase engagement in the surrounding area, the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy Region. The Friends of Fundy place special emphasis on regional collaboration to achieve community goals & aspirations throughout the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy region.

These aspirations reflect the culture and heritage of the area and its relationship with the landscape – the bedrock of building a thriving local rural lifestyle and economy.

New Brunswick Writing Competition 2024

The WFNB thanks the sponsors of this year's writing competition for unpublished work:

The New Brunswick Book Awards

The WFNB thanks The Kitts Family, and The Brennan Family for their sponsorship, as well as these participating organizations:






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New Brunswick Publishers and Periodicals

Publishers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry:

Bouton d'Or Acadie: https://boutondoracadie.com/

Chapel Street Editions (Woodstock): http://www.chapelstreeteditions.com/index.html

Galleon: https://galleonbooks.ca/stow-your-goods/

Goose Lane, including Icehouse poetry imprint (Fredericton): https://gooselane.com/

Éditions de la Francophonie (French Only): https://editionsfrancophonie.com/#qui

Éditions La Grande Marée (French only): https://grandemaree.refc.ca/qui-sommes-nous/

Les Éditions Perce Neige (French only):  https://editionsperceneige.ca/

Merlin Star Press: https://www.merlinstarpress.com/

Monster House Publishing: https://monsterhousepublishing.com/

Partridge Island Publishing Inc.: https://partridgeislandpublishing.ca/

Sybertooth Inc.: http://www.sybertooth.ca/


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 Magazinehttps://www.qwertyunb.com/


 “The WFNB is an essential and caring group for any young writer, especially those just beginning their careers. As we know writing is a hard enough and solitary enough vocation. The WFNB is a most valuable federation, able to encourage, befriend, and at times offset isolation.” David Adams Richards

WFNB Supporters

WFNB gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples, and we honour the spirit of our ancestors’ Treaties of Peace and Friendship.

"Writers' Federation of New Brunswick" is a registered non-profit organization. New Brunswick, Canada.

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