Guidelines for Potential Site Passages

We actively solicit ideas for passages from stories and poems that could be used for future Bookmarks. We’re at work building a deep database of possibilities for the whole country. Every reader can be a resource. When making a suggestion, please be sure to cite not only the author and the book, but the specific passage or poem you think would be suitable (edition and page number are most appreciated).

Bookmarks must be from a work of fiction or poetry, published in book form by a recognized publishing company or organization. While we acknowledge the literary value of works of non-fiction, Project Bookmark Canada celebrates imagined scenes in real places.

The Bookmarked excerpt must be set in an actual and identified location. The reader must be able to stand in the place where the characters or narrators stand in the story. The site can be named in the Bookmarked passage or at some other point in the overall work. (For example, if we know that the couple meets at Toronto's Allen Gardens greenhouse in one scene, the next time they visit that location in the story, that scene too would be eligible.) 

A Bookmarked passage may be up to 500 words and should be effective as excerpt—but it should also make you wonder what came before and what comes next, encouraging readers of the Bookmark to become readers of the book.