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Call for Submissions

CALL FOR MEMOIRS, BIOGRAPHIES, CANADIAN NON FICTION

BC Bigleaf Maple Books is accepting  Canadian memoirs to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and to honour the Reconcilliation process that Canada is now involved in with the Indigenous population.

Our focus is on the West although we are seeking stories from the North as well, and we are definitely interested in all stories from across Canada which need to be told, and memoirs in line with our mission, see below . We are seeking stories which bridge the Indigenous and the Settler cultures somehow –  something with a positive or uplifting message to share, something related to people, plants , habitat, ecology.

Please submit books to:

bcbigleafmaplebooks@gmail.com

BC Bigleaf Maple Books
879 w 61st Avenue
Vancouver BC V6P 2B8

We will accept any format of your document. Accepting short stories, video, manuscripts (not limited)

We will be selecting 10 finalists who will receive publishing support, and a print ready manuscript.

Our Mission:

We at BC Bigleaf Maple Books, Ltd. publish as print on demand, digital, and fine hardcopy books of colour illustrated works on Landscape Architecture, Landscape Art, Garden History, Rhododendrons and Wildflowers, Professional Memoirs, Botanical Explorations, with topics including, Western Canada, the Canadian Arctic and Permaculture.

Canada West Landscape Architecture Book Launch

Canada West Landscape Architecture – 1888-1999

Canada West – Landscape Architecture first printing was 50 books in September 2014.

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Canada West Landscape Architecture is a historical reference book – it’s huge and belongs in libraries and universities throughout western Canada. We printed 50 copies. Any of you who would like to give us $250 to give a copy in your name to your favorite LA Alma Matter or Library, we are offering a complimentary DVD of the book for your personal use and enjoyment.  Over half of the book is imagery from the Author’s own collection of photographs from Western Canada’s natural landscapes and designed works of art and gardens from western Canada’s founding plantspeople.

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This is our story – mostly our firm Justice  Webb & Vincent and our experiences and projects are well covered between these pages, with stories of the founding fathers of this movement: Frank Buck, David Douglas, Isabella Preston, Frank Skinner, Henry Marshall, George Fraser, Ed Lohbrunner, Mary Greig and more are woven throughout the text and photographs, and will be of specific interest to members of the BCSLA, AALA, SALA, MALA & NWTALA. Appendix 4 includes a complete plant list for the Tundra.

Both Harry Webb and John Vincent were artists as well, their artwork is also included. John Vincent currently lives in Parksville. More from Harry Webb can be found through his daughter Adrienne Brown’s 2014 book: Art in the Age of Jazz: Harry Webb and Jessie Webb by Adrienne Brown. Her book is being released and shown Sept 16th to Dec 6th, 2014 :: Exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum.

Clive’s book launch for Canada West Landscape Architecture 1888-1999  will be held in January or February 2015.

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