Writing CV

Writing CV

Writing CV 2021

Barbara Black
Professional Writing CV and Related Artistic Activities


Magazines/Literary Journals

2021 The Ekphrastic Review, “The Dream” Ekphrastic Challenge, January 15, “Because I Am So Often Alone,” 1 pg
2021 The Hong Kong Review, Vol. II No. 3, “Stars Are Small Holes,” 2 pgs
2021 Miramichi Flash, featured flash author, in The Miramichi Reader, Jan/Feb 2021, “Where a Dark Heart Burns,” 1 pg
2020 Negative Capability Press, Winter 2020, “oh wow (with collage),” “Attention au Feu” (with collage),” “Serenity,” “Fado IV” (text collage), “Fado X” (text collage) 2 pgs
2020 Prairie Fire, special issue “House on Fire,” “When the Cicadas Sing” 1 pg
2020 New Flash Fiction Podcast, “Mastering Surface Tension,” 4 pgs
2020 The New Quarterly, “Isolation, Desolation….: A Collaborative Poem,” 3 pgs
2020 Cincinnati Review, miCRo series, “Needlework,” “Gotunabe,” 2 pgs|
2020 Geist, Issue 114 Winter, “Ground Zero,” 4 pgs
2019 Geist, Issue 113, Summer, “Impediment,” 1 pg
2019 Coast Collective: In Conversation III, “Look Inside,” “Rainforest,” 2 pgs
2018 Rockvale Review Issue Two, “Where Women Go in Middle Age,” 1 pg
2018 Prairie Fire Love Issue, Vol. 39 No. 1, “Belly-Deep in White Clover,” 4 pgs
2018 Federation of BC Writers WordWorksChild Bride, Hawkesbury, Ontario, 1918,” 1 pg
2018 Don’t Talk to Me About Love Magazine “Velvet Voice,” 3 pgs
2017 Don’t Talk to Me About Love Magazine “Microconundrums,” 1 pg
2017 Dying Dahlia Review “The Killing Fields, Cambodia,” “Faith in a Nordic Country,” 2 pgs
2016 Forage Poetry “Tsuniah Lake: August 2014,” 1 pg
2016 Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal  “The Collector,” 4 pgs
2015 Fracture “Fishboy,” 1 pg
2015 Room Volume 38.4, Book Review of “The Freedom in American Songs,” 3 pgs
2014 The New Quarterly Issue 130, “Night People,” 4 pgs
2014 What Can’t Be Contained “Long Distance,” “It Is,” 2 pgs
2014 Tattoo Highway “Strange Attractors,” 1 pg
2014 Room Volume 37.2, Book Review of “A Bitter Mood of Clouds,” Room, 2014, 3 pgs
2013 CV2 Vol. 36 No. 1, “Dream Sonnet 3,” “Why You Should Wear Gloves at Night,” “Fado I,” “Fado II,” Fado III,” 5 pgs
2013 Island Writer Vol. 13, “Que Vive el Toro,” 4 pgs
2013 The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts “A Recipe,” 1 pg
2012 FreeFall Vol. XXII No. 1, “The Plot,” 1 pg
2012 Freefall Vol. XXII No. 1, “Herring Radio,” “Moth of Knives,” 4 pgs
2012 FreeFall Vol. XXII, No. 3, Book Review of “A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People,” 4 pgs
2004 Focus Magazine Vol. 16 No. 8, “Chop Wood, Carry Water, Watch TV,” 3 pgs
2003 Sea Kayaker Vol. 20 No. 5, “Moby Dick in a Ziploc,” 3 pgs
1992-1999 North Shore News, columnist, book/theatre reviewer, arts, history articles, 300+ pgs


  • 2021 Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology, Stanton Drew, Bristol, anthology editor Nod Ghosh, “Geological Time,” 1 pg
  • 2021 Hologram: Homage to P.K. Page anthology, League of Canadian Poets, Toronto, Ontario, editors Yvonne Blomer and D.C. Reid, “Consider the Pangolin” and “Black Flag Warning,” 2 pgs
  • 2020 Voicing Suicide: A Poetry Anthology, Ekstasis Editions, Victoria, BC, editor Daniel Scott, “Last Call,” “Fado V,” “Flammable,” 3 pgs
  • 2019 Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, Caitlin Press, Halfmoon Bay, BC, editor Yvonne Blomer, “Dharana,” 1 pg
  • 2019 Collected Haiku, League of Canadian Poets Chapbook Series, Toronto, Ontario, selected by Claudia Coutu Radmore, Terry Ann Carter, and Naomi Beth Wakan, “snowy owl calls,” “frozen river,” 1 pg
  • 2018 Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees, An Anthology, League of Canadian Poets, Toronto, Ontario, editor Lesley Strutt, “Rainforest,” 1 pg
  • 2017 Christmas Miracles, Chicken Soup for the Soul Special Edition, Topix Media Lab, New York, NY, editor Jeff Ashworth, “Our Lucky Christmas,” 4 pgs
  • 2014 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, Cos Cob, CT, editors Amy Newmark & Janet Matthews, “The Great Chicken Escape,” 3 pgs
  • 2013 Poems from Planet Earth, Leaf Press, Victoria, BC, editors Yvonne Blomer, Cynthia Woodman Kerkham, “Granny Larocque,” 1 pg
  • 2013 Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, Cos Cob, CT, editors Amy Newmark & Janet Matthews, “Our Lucky Christmas,” 4 pgs
  • 2013 Spark: A Creative Anthology, Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, Riverton, UT, editor Brian Lewis, “Sister Eugenie’s Wonderful Glass Eye,” 1 pg

 Awards, Nominations, and Scholarships

2020: Vancouver Flash Fiction Prompt No. 7: First Prize
2020: Bath Flash Fiction Award: Longlisted
2020: PRISM International: Double-longlisted for 2020 Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms
2020: The Cincinnati Review: “Needlework” nominated for VERA Flash Fiction Award
2020: 43rd National Magazine Awards: “Ground Zero” (Finalist: Fiction)
2019: The Cincinnati Review: nomination of “Gotunabe” for Microfiction of the Year
2019: Geist 15th Annual Literary Postcard Story Contest: First Prize ($500)
2019: Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction 2019: Longlisted (Fiction)
2019: Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize: “Velvet Voice” nominated by Don’t Talk To Me About Love magazine
2019: BC Council for the Arts: Project Assistance Grant for Creative Writers ($6000)
2018: Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Longlisted (out of 6,000 entries) (Fiction)
2018: Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award: Longlisted (Fiction)
2018: Summer Literary Seminars Contest: Kenya 2018 (Seminar Fellowship-Fiction)
2018: Canadian Songwriting Competition 2018: Double Semi-Finalist (Lyrics)
2018: Federation of BC Writers 2018 Literary Writes: First Prize (Poetry) ($350)
2018: Don’t Talk to Me About Love 2018 Prose Contest: Finalist (Fiction)
2017: Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition: First Prize ($2500)
2017: Summer Literary Seminars Contest: Finalist/Fellowship (Fiction)
2017: Don’t Talk To Me About Love 2017 Poetry Contest: First Prize ($1000)
2017: The Malahat Review 6th Annual Open Season Awards: Finalist (Fiction)
2016: James Joyce Bloomsday Short Fiction Contest: Second Prize ($200)
2015: Canadian Authors Association (Vancouver) Short Story Contest: Finalist
2014: Disquiet International Literature Award: Semi-finalist/scholarship (Poetry)
2013: Victoria Writers Festival 2013: Russell Books Scholarship (Poetry)
2013: VWS Annual Writing Competition 2013: Third Prize (Creative Non-fiction)
2013: Spark Anthology “Una Mujer” Literary Contest: First Prize (Poetry) ($500)
2013: Disquiet International Literature Award: Semi-finalist/scholarship (Poetry)
2011: Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Contest: Finalist (Microfiction)
2011: Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Contest: Double Semi-Finalist (Microfiction)
2005: Focus Magazine CoastLines Writing Contest: First Prize (Creative Non-fiction) ($2500 kayak trip for two) 

Literary Training and Education

  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Leighton Studios Residency, 2020: Fiction
  • Writing Documentary Poetics, 2019: Poetry Workshop with Hoa Nguyen
  • Summer Literary Seminars, 2018: Fiction Workshop with Lynne Tillman
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Leighton Studios Residency, 2018:  Fiction
  • Deep Noticing for Distracted Writers, 2018: Workshop with Sarah Selecky
  • Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, 2016-2017: Fiction Mentorship with Cathleen With
  • Undressing Your Master Poet, 2018: Workshop with Yvonne Blomer
  • Master Poet Workshop/Retreats, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016: with Patrick Lane
  • Disquiet International Literary Program, 2014: Short Fiction with Sally Ashton
  • Creative Non-Fiction, 2012: Workshop with Yvonne Blomer
  • Victoria School of Writing, 2004: Fiction Workshop with Patrick Lane


2021: Writer/Composer/Ensemble Collaboration Twisted Tales, A Chamber Opera in Three Parts: vocal quartet, piano, flute, viola, violin (Barbara Black/Katerina Gimon), Victoria/Vancouver, Erato Ensemble
2020: Poets Caravan, A Planet Earth Poetry GeoVideo Initiative, (Four poems), Victoria and Greater BC
2020: Collage with Text, Challenge Crisis with Creativity, Exhibition, (Barbara Black/Gage Gallery), Victoria
2020: Writer/Composer Collaboration Choose Your Own Art Song Adventure: vocal quartet, piano, flute, viola, violin (Barbara Black/Michael Park), Victoria/Vancouver, Erato Ensemble
2020: Writer/Composer Collaboration Transformed into a Lotus: mezzo soprano, violin, cello, double bass, piano (Barbara Black/Robert Strobel), Victoria/Colorado
2019: Coast Collective “In Conversation III”, Writer/Visual Artists Collaboration Look Inside and Rainforest (Barbara Black/ Sheryl Parsons/Linda Danielson), Victoria, BC
2018: Writer/Composer Collaboration Spells for the Afterlife: baritone, piano (Barbara Black/Robert Strobel), Victoria/Colorado
2018: Writer/ Photographer Collaboration Double Takes (Barbara Black/Susan Smith), Victoria/Philadelphia
2018: Art Song Lab 2018, Writer/Composer Collaboration Too Much Light: soprano, piano (Barbara Black/Martha Schmidt), Vancouver, BC
2018: Art Song Lab 2018, Writer/Composer Collaboration Serenity: soprano, piano (Barbara Black/ Christopher Reiche), Vancouver, BC
2018: The Fall: Canadian Music, Writer/Composer Collaboration Mother, Crater Lake: soprano, piano (Barbara Black/Allison Cociani), Baumann Centre, Victoria, BC
2017: Feroce: Canadian Women Compose, Writer/Composer Collaboration, microconundrums: three voices unaccompanied (Barbara Black/Lynne Penhale), James Bay United Church, Victoria, BC
2016: PRESENT/TENSE 10, ROMP Festival, Writer/Dancer Collaboration various poems (Barbara Black/David Ferguson and Andrea Robyn Bayne), Metro Theatre, Victoria, BC
2015: The Spark Project 27, Writer/Artist/Musicians collaborations, online
2013: PRESENT/TENSE 8, ROMP Festival, Writer/Dancer Collaboration various poems (Barbara Black/Paras Terezakis), Centennial Square, Victoria, BC


  • Member, Federation of BC Writers
  • Associate Member, League of Canadian Poets