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Recent Published Clients

"The piece you helped me with won second prize in the Moment Memoir Writing Contest (2011). Thank you for putting your wonderful, critical eye to it," C.L. Israel. "Great news! The Paris Review took the excerpt," Jill Sadowsky, Raanana, Israel . " Urim Publiations has accepted my book. Thank you so much for your editing skills and advice," Cheryl Levi, Beit Shemesh, Israel. " Nachas Magazine not only took my story, but offered me a regular writing position. All thanks to your hard work," Simchi Gluck, Jerusalem, Israel. "You really do give excellent feedback;I've learned a lot and the stories you have edited for me are being published in Hamodia ." Rhona Lewis, Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Editing Award

We have won an honorable mention award for the best Leadership Editorial in the USA section of the International College of Dentists (ICD) Journalism 2009 Award competition. As the copy editor for ICD Magazine I wish to thank the committee chairman and the publisher.

Teaching

What do participants in my classes have to say?

I’ve taken a lot of writing courses through different groups, and by far yours have all been the most beneficial. I loved this Flash course. The most important lesson I learned is just how incredibly difficult it is to write good flash fiction. I learned about many new tools that I can use in future writings. ~ Kathryn Schleich Here's what I loved about Gila's class: I felt safe (of paramount importance as a writer and as me) I felt my questions and contributions were valued I received no-nonsense feedback and advice from you The assignments were well presented and well prepared The information within each assignment was incredibly useful and not overwhelming Here's what I loved about Gila as an instructor: You always took the time to answer my questions, even the ones that were more personally oriented You are direct and have realistic expectations of students You are encouraging...
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Frequently Asked Questions

I've only written ten pages of a manuscript and I'm stuck. Can you help? Yes. I help with manuscripts at all stages of development. You'd be surprised how quickly we can get you unstuck.  Do you help with query letters to agents and publishers? Yes. I have more than a dozen years of query letter writing experience.   My manuscript is complete, but it needs editing. Can you help? Yes. I offer copy editing and conceptual editing services.  Should I self publish or traditional? As a general rule, self-publishing is more effective for non-fiction and/or for professionals who are writing a companion book for workshops, seminars and so on.  I want to plan a relaxing, fun retreat and I need something stimulating, and expressive with a wide appeal. Can you help? Yes. I offer seminars and workshops to broad audiences of all levels.  Can you organize a live workshop in Israel? Absolutely....
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Short Biography

Canadian author Gila Green is an Israel-based writer, editor and EFL teacher. Her first novel is  King of the Class  ( NON Publishing,  Vancouver, 2013). Her collection White Zion is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (W. Sommerville, MA).  Gila's short fiction appears in dozens of literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Israel, Ireland and Hong Kong including:  The Fiddlehead (forthcoming), Akashic Books,  Fiction Magazine, The Saranac Review, Arc Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Noir Nation, Quality Women's Fiction, The Dalhousie Review, Jewish Fiction, and Boston Literary Review .  Her work has been short listed for the Doris Bakwin Literary Award (Carolina Wren Press),  WordSmitten's TenTen Fiction  Contest, twice for the   Walrus Literary Award,  twice for the  Eric Hoffer Best New Writing Award   and the  Ha'aretz   Short Fiction Award.  Gila's fellowships include the Summer Literary Seminars Program (Montreal). She has lived in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and...
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Teaching

I am teaching Creative Writing (short fiction) at Touro College (Jerusalem) this fall (2007).

Latest Publication

My short story "Half Sisters" has been accepted to The Pilot Project in Toronto. Look for it in Pilot Book 3 due out November, 2007. "Half Sisters" is part of my short story collection, White Zion. "Under the Third Canopy" is now a novel titled "Miriam and Nathaniel." I am working on a new wedding-theme collection.

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Contests

Short-listed for the Walrus Literary Award 2007 (Judge: Margaret Atwood) Pita for Two. Short-listed for the Walrus Literary Award 2006 (Judge: Margaret Atwood) The End of Jewish Jerusalem. Short-listed for the Ha'aretz short-fiction award 2006 I Put Him on the Bottle. Finalist Travel and Transitions Contest (Humor) 2006 Tied Up in Noughts. "Still Life With Father" short-listed for the Best New Writing Eric Hoffer Award (2009)

List of Publications

Publications: The Dalhousie Review - Spider Places Bridges - Rivka's Tomb > Under One Canopy: Readings in Jewish Diversity (Poem) - 170 Shevet - Borderline Boarders "Jane Doe Buys a Challah" a new anthology of Israeli-English Literature (Ang-Lit Press 2006) - I Put Him on the Bottle FICTION Magazine - Brass Knuckles

Up and Coming

Look for my short story "Brass Knuckles" in the next issue of Fiction magazine (spring 2007).

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Latest News

Look for my latest short-story publication from White Zion, 'I Put Him on the Bottle' in a new anthology of Israeli-English Literature titled, "Jane Doe Buys a Challah" (Ang-Lit Press, 2006). The launch at Tel Aviv University was exciting and the anthology should be available in February 2007. I have completed a companion novella to my short story collection titled, Under the Third Canopy . It spans Canada, Israel and Yemen over a period of a century.

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About Me: Gila Green

Reviews

'The End of Jewish Jerusalem' is one of the stories in White Zion. "I just wanted to let you know that we at SLS genuinely enjoyed your story. A very strong piece of writing, energetically and beautifully rendered; a terrific whirlwind journey into the juxtaposition between disparate cultures. Compelling and powerful. Thank you for letting us see it." Mikhail Iossel SLS (Summer Literary Seminars) Executive Director St. Petersburg, Russia/Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya "You're an undeniably talented writer, and your story is both well constructed and rich with detail... The description in it is incredibly vivid. The writing is very good; the dialogue especially so. We'd be quite happy to see more from you in the future. Sincerely, Dave McLean, Partner Armada Quarterly 'I Put Him on the Bottle' is another short story in White Zion. "A very affecting piece." Neil Kozodoy Editor Commentary Magazine "Your writing is of the highest quality. The subject...
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Latest Books

White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Amar, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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