Mitchell Toews is a writer, painter, avid windsurfer, and rower. Over 100 literary journals and anthologies have published his fiction since 2015. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a finalist in The Writers' Guild of Canada's 2021 Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, and the 2022 Humber Literary Review/Creative Nonfiction Collective Canada-wide contest, a shortlisted finalist in the 2022 J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction and the Second Runner-up in The 2022 PULP Literature Raven Short Story Contest. See his regularly updated C-V here: https://mitchellaneous.com/2021/05/27/detailed-c-v-november-2020/
A short story collection, “Pinching Zwieback” is underway (At Bay Press) and is set for a spring 2023 release. The collection comprises loosely related stories focused on Mennonite experiences in the fictional prairie town of “Hartplatz” and elsewhere in the world.
Member — Manitoba Writers' Guild
Professional Artist — as designated by Manitoba Arts Council
New/Early Career Artist — as designated by Canada Council for the Arts
Mitch and Jan live at Jessica Lake in the Manitoba Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Open to consideration of an in-person and/or Zoom event that would focus discussion on the practical elements that might be encountered by "older adult writers"* seeking a writing career. Ideally aimed at non-MFA (or similar) individuals with aspirations for publication.
*Perhaps for those age 50 years and older. (A guideline, not a firm age limit.)
Keywords might include: older adults, periodicals, contests, prizes, submissions, Duotrope, Submittable, resources, expenses, income, taxes, WIR, libraries, universities, guilds, funding bodies, readings, associations, critiques circles, social media, age bias, ageism...