When Words Collide Festival, Aug 8-10, 2014

The When Words Collide Festival, August 8-10, 2014, is an excellent Western Canadian writers conference. Five Rivers has always had a presence at WWC and this year will be launching all six of its Spring Releases at the conference. Three other Five Rivers authors and two staff have already confirmed they will be at WWC.

If you are going to WWC this year, make sure you attend the Five Rivers Book Social at 2 PM, and watch for Five Rivers authors, editors and artists on various panels. We will be posting information on panels with Five River authors when the times have been confirmed, closer to the conference dates.
Authors from Western Canada who may be interested in submitting to Five Rivers may wish to note that Five Rivers Senior Editor, Robert Runté, will be at WWC and will hold a pitch session wherein authors may take five minutes to pitch their books directly to Five Rivers. Successful pitches will be invited to submit a manuscript to Five Rivers; unsuccessful pitches will receive constructive feedback on how to pitch their work to another press. In this context, it is worth noting that one of the six books being launched this year at WWC was originally pitched to Robert at the very first WWC.