Resources

Writers’ Organizations

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Canadian Authors Association
Canadian Association of Journalists
Canadian Writers’ Foundation
Federation of BC Writers
League of Canadian Poets
London Writers Society
Manitoba Writers’ Guild
Newfoundland Writers’ Guild
PEN Canada
Prince Edward Island Writers’ Guild
Professional Writers Association of Canada
Quebec Writers’ Federation
Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
The Writers’ Trust of Canada
The Writers’ Union of Canada
Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
Writers Federation of New Brunswick
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Canadian Literary Journals and Magazines

Alberta Views
Brick
Carousel
carte blanche
The Dalhousie Review
Descant
Echolocation
Eighteen Bridges
Event
Existere
Explore
The Fiddlehead
Filling Station
FreeFall
The Frequent and Vigorous Quarterly
Geez
Geist
Grain Magazine
Lake
Maisonneuve
The Malahat Review
Matrix Magazine
The New Quarterly
Open Minds Quarterly
Outpost
Prairie Fire
The Prairie Journal
PRISM International
Queen’s Quarterly
Qwerty
Rampike Magazine
Rhubarb
Ricepaper
Riddle Fence
Room
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Vallum
Vancouver Review
The Walrus

Canadian Book Publishers

Acorn Press
ARP
House of Anansi Press
Anvil Press
Arsenal Pulp Press
Athabasca University Press
Banff Centre Press
Baraka Books
Bayeux Arts
Between the Lines
Biblioasis
Black Moss Press
Bookland Press
Book Thug
Borealis Press
Breakwater Books
Brindle & Glass
Broken Jaw Press
Buschek Books
Caitlin Press
Chaudiere Books
Coach House Books
Conundrum Press
Cormorant Books
Coteau Books
Creative Book Publishing
DC Books
Douglas & McIntyre
Dundurn
ECW Press
Ekstasis Editions
Exile Editions
Fernwood Publishing
Freehand Books
Frontenac House
Gaspereau Press
Goose Lane Editions
Great Plains Publications
Greystone Books
Guernica Editions
Hagios Press
Harbour Publishing
Heartland Associates
Inanna Publications
Insomniac Press
Invisible Publishing
Kegedonce Press
Linda Leith Publishing
Mansfield Press
McClelland
McGilligan Books
McGill-Queen’s University Press
The Mercury Press
Mother Tongue Publishing Ltd.
The Nashwaak Review
Nimbus Publishing
NeWest Press
New Star Books
Nightwood Editions
Now or Never Publishing
Oolichan Books
Palimpsest Press
Pedlar Press
Penguin
Penumbra Press
Pemmican Publications Inc.
Porcupine’s Quill
Pottersfield Press
Quattro Books
Random House
Red Deer Press
Ronsdale Press
Scrivener Press
Second Story Press
Seraphim Editions
Signature Editions
Sono Nis Press
Spotted Cow Press
Talon Books
Theytus Books
Thistledown Press
Three O’Clock Press
Tsar Books
Turnstone Press
University of Alberta Press
Véhicule Press
White Mountain Publications
Wilfred Laurier University Press
Wolsak & Wynn

Books for Teaching CNF

Atkins, Douglas. Tracing the Essay

Barrington, Judith. Writing the Memoir

Birkerts, Sven. The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again

Bradway, Becky and Hesse, Douglas, eds. Creating Nonfiction: A Guide and Anthology

Castro, Joy. Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family

D’Agata, John, ed. Lost Origins of the Essay

–, ed. The Next American Essay

DeSalvo, Louise. The Art of Slow Writing

–. Writing as a Way of Healing

Fakundiny, Lydia, ed. Marcela Sulak and Jacqueline Kolosov. The Art of the Essay

Forché, Carolyn and Gerard, Philip. Writing Creative Nonfiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

Gornick, Vivian. The Situation and the Story.

Gutkind, Lee, ed. In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction

–. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Iversen, Kristen. Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft Creative Nonfiction

Kaplan, Beth. True to Life: 50 Steps to Help You Tell Your Story

Karr, Mary. The Art of Memoir

Kidder, Tracy and Todd, Richard. Good Prose, the Art of Nonfiction

Lazar, David, ed. Truth in Nonfiction: Essays

Lopate, Phillip, ed. The Art of the Personal Essay

–. To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

MacDonnell, Jane Taylor. Living to Tell the Tale

Miller, Brenda and Paola, Suzanne. Tell it Slant

Moore, Dinty. Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide to Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction.

–, ed. The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field

–. The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction.

Rainer, Tristine. The New Autobiography

Root, Robert. The Nonfictionist’s Guide.

Roorbach, Bill. Writing Life Stories

Silverman, Sue Williams. Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir 

Sims, Patsy. Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example

Singer, Margot and Nicole Walker, eds. Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction

Sulak, Marcela and Jacqueline Kolosov. Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres

Thompson, Craig. Blankets

Tredinnick, Mark. The Land’s Wild Music

Williford, Lex and Michael Martone, eds. Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present

Yagoda, Ben. Memoir: A History

Zinsser, William. Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir

–. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.