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Vaughan Writes Canada 150 Stories - Call for Submission

Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) champions local literary creation and cultural development. We have recently launched a few exciting Vaughan Writes initiatives to implement this commitment, such as offering innovative e-Publishing opportunities to local poets and writers through Vaughan Poetry Map and SELF-e.

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, VPL is now inviting all writers and aspiring writers in Vaughan and the surrounding areas to create an anthology together. This anthology is to celebrate our Canadian land, people, culture and heritage. It is also an opportunity to showcase Vaughan’s literary talents:

  • Upon submitting your work, your entry(ies) will be automatically collected in our Vaughan Writes: a Canada 150 Curation on SELF-e.
  • A Review Panel composed of the Vaughan Writers’ Club senior members will further review all submissions and select up to 20 entries to be included in our book Voices of Vaughan: a Canada 150 Anthology. The Review Panelists may edit your entry before the anthology is e-Published on SELF-e. If your entry is selected, you will be invited to the book launch ceremony taking place in the fall.

If you are interested in this exciting community writing project and e-Publishing opportunity, please consult the Guidelines and submit your information by filling out the form below.

Submission Form

Please complete all fields with an asterisk (*).

*Age Range


  1. Entry submission from all ages gives Vaughan Public Libraries permission to edit and publish the entry with author’s name on SELF-e.
  2. Parents' permission will be required for participants under 18 years of age. Please upload the signed Permission Form with parent's signature.