News from Jean-Louis Trudel!

SF Canada member Jean-Louis Trudel has been busy lately!

Along with some story acceptances (watch for their release in the coming months!), his poem, “Summer Encroaching, Winter Yielding”, published in Little Blue Marble, was nominated for a Rhysling Award and will be reprinted in this year’s anthology:

And his academic paper on SF dramaturgy in Québec was the runner-up for this year’s Jamie Bishop Award for non-English-language SF scholarship!

Find out more about Jean-Louis at

Congratulations, Jean-Louis!

New Publication from D. Leitao!

SF Canada member D. Leitao has a new book out on the craft of writing.

Yes, you can hook your readers from page one.

This book is based on a workshop I gave a while ago. Even as I was preparing the workshop, trying to distill the essence of crafting hooky stories in simple, easy-to-understand concepts, I was amazed.
Nobody had ever explained this to me.

Providing all sorts of tips and techniques to help you craft stories that readers won’t quit, Hook Them or Lose Them offers advice that is simple, easy, and flexible enough not to hinder your writing style or dampen your inspiration.

…advice for beginnings and examples of efficient first paragraphs so that you’ll never again freak out wondering how to start your book. Instead, you’ll feel confident that you can hook your reader from page one.

Find Hook Them or Lose Them on D. Leitao’s website and pick up a copy today!

New publications by Alexander Zelenyj!

SF member Alexander Zelenyj is pleased to announce that an expanded German language edition of his 2019 mini-collection Animals of the Exodus (originally published by Eibonvale Press) has been released by Germany’s WhiteTrain Press under the title Tiere des Exodus.

As well, a compendium of Alexander’s short fiction, These Long Teeth of the Night: The Best Short Stories 1999 – 2019, is about to be published by Fourth Horseman Press.

Find more of Alexander’s fiction at his website:

Nina Munteanu Appears in Apex Magazine Issue #128

Cover of Apex Magazine Issue 128

Congratulations to SF Canada member Nina Munteanu! Her short story “Robins Last Song” appears in Apex Magazine #128, The International Futurist Bonus Issue.
This issue also features an author interview on hopeful dystopias, bridging fiction with nonfiction and the role of stories in the climate action movement, conducted by Rebecca E. Treasure!