News & Current Events

What’s New With Short’s Shorts

Monthly Challenge

The micro-stories challenge has caught on and I have collected your submissions into groups as follows…

Stories with a word count of up to 200 words; that is 50, 53, 100, 200. Word count is the story itself and does not include the title.

Look for your stories in the coming months on page 4 of the weekly shorts – and keep those submissions coming. Send to: or use the contact button.

Bren S.

Request For Alpha Readers

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An alpha reader is the first person to read a draft manuscript. They are asked to provide detailed feedback about the premise, plot, characters, and other technical story mechanics. This can be done in a few words or a lot – up to you. The alpha reader is looking at the rough draft, providing input before the beta reader and editors.

If you would enjoy working with an upcoming author, contact me at or send your information through the ‘contact me’ button below.

If you are working on a manuscript and would find this kind of feedback useful, please contact me for more information.

In Other News …

New Tecumseth Public Library


Everyone welcome!

Calling all Writers!

Wordsmiths writers’ group continues to meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 – 3 pm.

All meetings are now held in person in the WI room of the Alliston library.

For more information, please contact Kim at

or Dian at

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Poetry Group

Calling All Poets!

The NTPL Poetry Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 2 – 3:30 pm.

Join our Zoom program to share and discuss traditional written or spoken word poetry. Or you can bring an old favourite. Listeners are welcome too. Register online, or contact Kim Burgess.