2020 Writer in Residence:

Judith Pond

February 1, 2020 – April 31, 2020

Judith Pond holds an MA in German Literature from Queen’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has published fiction and poetry in a wide range of Canadian Literary magazines, including Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, Event and Ryga, A Journal of Provocations. With Oberon Press of Ottawa, she has published fiction (Common Attractions) and four collections of poetry (An Early Day, Dance of Death, Lovers and Other Monsters, A Shape of Breath). Her work has appeared in Combats Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and on CBC Radio. She is represented by The Rights Factory, Toronto.

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.


Prose: Submit a maximum of 3000 words, double-spaced, 12-pt font.

Poetry: Submit a maximum of 10 poems or 10 pages of poetry, single-spaced, 12-pt font.

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

Workshops and Events with 2020 WIR Judith Pond