2019 Writer in Residence:

Bradley Somer

March 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019

Bradley Somer holds degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology and spent many years tromping through the wilds of Canada and the US, the scrub brush of Australia, and along the beaches of the Caribbean looking for artifacts to fill in the hidden stories of human prehistory. He now just makes up stories because it’s easier. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Lieutenant Governor General’s award for Emerging Artist.

His writing has appeared in dozens of literary magazines and anthologies. His first novel, Imperfections, was published by Nightwood Editions in Canada. His latest novel, Fishbowl, has been published in more than fifteen countries and five translations around the world, was awarded the Georges Bugnet Award for fiction, and longlisted for the Alberta Readers Choice Awards.  Find out more about Brad at www.bradleysomer.com

Manuscript Consultations

One of the main functions of a writer in residence is to give you honest and sound advice on your works-in-progress and encouragement to keep going. When you book a consultation you can expect to receive just that. Notes on what’s working, what’s not and suggestions moving forward.

Submit a max of 3000 words of prose. Double-spaced, 12-pt font.

Manuscripts will be due at least one week prior to consultation. Submit manuscripts in .doc or .docx to writerinresidence@alexandrawriters.org

Don’t have anything to submit? That’s okay, too. Feel free to book a consultation to chat. Get advice on the publishing process, creative process and so much more. 

Book a manuscript consultation HERE. 

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