Mariposa Writers' Group

Writing Group


  A small publisher located in Pennsylvania and Ottawa.


Our goal as a new trade publisher is to promote novels that address social issues as well as entertain. Since such books are often more difficult to sell, many agents and publishers turn away from them. Along with hardcover and paperback editions, we produce books in various electronic formats as well as audiobooks. Authors who work with us should know that we pay them for their work; we do not charge them.


Ontario Arts Council Grants Program

Full Information on their WEB SITE 

 Purpose: To assist professional writers in the creation of new work. This program is administered by third-party recommenders from the literary community.

Eligibility: This program is open to published Ontario-based professional writers working on projects in fiction, poetry, literary criticism, commentary on the arts, graphic novels, history, biography, political or social issues, science or travel. These categories also apply to writing for children, multimedia, CD-ROM or edited electronic media (other than radio or film documentary or drama).

You are a professional writer by the OAC's definition if you have:

  • at least one professionally published book for which you have a publishing contract and receive royalties or
  • at least three separately published essays, short stories, poems or other work for which you have received payment.

Reviewing Opportunities  [Dennis has been doing this for 2 years and it's fun. Plus, you get free books.]

Midwest Book Review <> is a good venue to get self-pubbed and small-press books reviewed. It's free, and you can probably be an unpaid reviewer for them as well.

The Internet Review of Books *
<>reviews some s.p. stuff, but we are increasingly picky and never guarantee a review in advance. Most books are from mainstream publishers. We also consider new reviewers. Payment is a free book and a byline. Contact Bob sanchez or Dennis about this one.
Dennis --
Bob Sanchez -- **


Writer's Market [click image below]

Commercial, but has some free stuff and is a good overall resource. Again - do your homework and check out all offers before committing.

Writer's Digest Shop



We do not endorse any products or services, and you should always check out offers and costs with more experienced members before committing your hard-won Loonies. However, here is a link to one of the more reputable and long-time resource sites for writers. Click here....

Writer's Digest Shop

Poets and Writers Magazine (on line)

GENERAL SITE - click logo opposite



WritingRaw is a monthly literary magazine dedicated to new and emerging writers. The goal at WritingRaw is simple - to serve the literary community with the opportunity to have their work online and out in the world.

Inspired Quill - UK Publications

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The Walrus



Fearless. Witty. Thoughtful. Canadian


The Walrus launched in September of 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world. We are committed to publishing the best work by the best writers from Canada and elsewhere on a wide range of topics for readers who are curious about the world. The Walrus is published by a registered non-profit charitable foundation.