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CWILA Call for Essays by Indigenous Writers

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts
(CWILA) is actively seeking essays by female or two-spirit Indigenous Canadian writers. Essays may be on any topic related to the literary arts, including the critical reception of Indigenous writing in Canada, gender issues within the Indigenous writing community, resistance to the colonisation of Indigenous literature, or any other literary issue of concern, whether directly related to Indigenous identity or not.

CWILA is interested in creative non-fiction, literary criticism, book or other reviews, and interdisciplinary studies. Also encouraged are innovations within these genres, including the collaborative essay, the dramatic or dialogic essay, the polyphonic essay, the long poem as essay, the meditative essay, the personal essay as witness, and the visual essay.

The aim of this initiative is to hear the voices of female and two-spirit Indigenous Canadian writers, storytellers, scholars, and activists within the Canadian literary community.

Acceptance includes publication on the website and payment of a $150 honorarium. Submissions may also be considered for a potential print anthology of CWILA essays.

Submissions should include a short bio (50 words) and the completed essay (maximum 4,000 words), both as Word documents (.doc). Submissions must be original work not accepted for paid publication elsewhere.

Submissions can be sent to We are open to submissions any time but would be especially delighted to receive your essay by January 15, 2015.

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