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CNIB Creative Writing Project

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Have you been journaling your COVID-19 physical distancing experience? Expressing your anxiety or hopes about the pandemic through prose? If you are an aspiring writer, the CNIB Foundation has a new program for you!

Behind the Mask: CNIB Participants and the Pandemic

We're collecting short works of fiction, essays and poems that feature or highlight the perspectives of Canadians with sight loss in relation to the pandemic. 

Find your voice. Write your truth. Make your mark. During these unprecedented times, your personal observations and insights are important.

Depending on the number of submissions, CNIB will publish some or all submissions online, or in a collection to be made available in accessible formats: (audio, braille, e-text).


  • Submissions should be written between March-October 2020.
  • Submissions will be accepted in braille, print or electronic text – in either English or French. 
  • Submissions must be 1000 words or less. 
  • Submissions must be received, by post or email, before November 30, 2020.

If there is sufficient interest, we may also organize virtual writing circles and other programs to help explore resources for aspiring writers.

If this program is of interest to you, please register: https://tfaforms.com/4840893