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BayToday is a platform for local writers. Second Saturday Stories wants to hear from you

You have something you’ve been working on. Or maybe you know someone who goes out and does their 9-5 and then seals themselves behind that door of creativity for a few hours every night. Or you are one of the rare lucky ones who has transitioned into writing full time and you have the ability to make your 9-5 your craft. Whoever you are, whoever you know, if they love writing Baytoday.ca wants to hear from them through Second Saturday Stories.
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Second Saturday Stories is putting out the call to any and all local writers that are looking for a place to have their work heard. I love to read. This love started when I was a kid and the spark grew to a flame as I read Stephen King growing up. I loved the imagery and the emotions King could foster just by using the printed word. I love the place you go in your head when you open the cover and dive into a truly engrossing book. Reading has been an excellent escape and refuge for many of us I'm sure over the past 18 months. 

I also love writing. Rarely can a bad mood last when I sit in front of my tiny Chromebook and slam away at the keys watching the page fill with a world I’m creating. I love the feeling of losing yourself in a daydream of where a story idea could go or when you have a breakthrough in character, plot, or setting development. Writing for me is truly one of the greatest expressions someone can have, and it brings me a ton of satisfaction. 

I’m speaking now to the writers of North Bay and area.

You, right now, reading this. You have something you’ve been working on. Or maybe you know someone who goes out and does their 9-5 and then seals themselves behind that door of creativity for a few hours every night. Or you are one of the rare lucky ones who has transitioned into writing full time and you have the ability to make your 9-5 your craft. Whoever you are, whoever you know, if they love writing BayToday.ca wants to hear from them through Second Saturday Stories.

This is a platform for the local writer, a place where you can say ‘this is what I love to write and get it out to an audience. I know the feeling of hitting submit, and then the cold realisation slithering over you that, holy cow, people are actually going to read this. It’s scary as hell, sure, but it’s also exhilarating. I’ve felt like I am progressing as a writer more over these last few months than I have in quite some time and it’s due in part to having my work reach eyes and minds that (if only for a few fleeting seconds) can escape into a world of words.

If you are interested in showing North Bay and area your world of words please reach out to Mark at Second Saturday Stories via the email secondsaturdaysubmissions@gmail.com. If you have work you would like to feature in the column then reach out and we can settle on a date to feature it. If you have questions about submissions email the submission address and ask away.

Submissions are recommended to be 2000 words in length. If your submission exceeds this it will just be broken up into parts.  

We are always looking for submissions, so spread the word!   

You have a story to tell, and we want to hear it. Happy Writing.





Mark French

About the Author: Mark French

Mark French has a passion for both reading and writing and tries to do so every day
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