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Dr. Becca Babcock is a writing instructor, writer, and actor. Originally from Cold Lake, Alberta, she spent several years in Edmonton before moving to Nova Scotia. She has published three books: two novels, One Who Has Been Here Before (Vagrant Press/Nimbus Publishing, 2021) and Some There Are Fearless (Vagrant Press/Nimbus Publishing, 2023), and a short story cycle, Every Second Weekend (Blaurock Press, 2011). She is also the Assistant Dean of Student Matters for Dalhousie's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, where she teaches writing (creative and academic).


One Who Has Been Here Before (Vagrant Press/Nimbus Publishing, 2021)
Some There Are Fearless (Vagrant Press/Nimbus Publishing, 2023)
Every Second Weekend (Blaurock Press, 2011)
“Flag Man” (short story). LiNQ (Literature in Northern Queensland). May 2010: 45-55.
“Of All the Places in the World.” (short story). Dalhousie Review 89.3 (Autumn 2009): 383-395.
Review, Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture by Madelaine Hron. 
 Dalhousie Review. Summer 2009.
“Queen Liz” (short story). Room of One’s Own 29.1 (Spring 2006): 52-61.
“Everysecondweekend” (short story). fait acCompLit Spring 2005: 8-20.


Winner, FIN Script Development Competition 2017 (for Anew)
Semi-Finalist, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship 2023 (for ANEW—TV pilot)
Semi-Finalist, BlueCat Screenplay Competition, 2018 (for Anew)
Finalist, Oaxaca FilmFest Screenwriting Competition 2018 (for Anew)
Finalist, Screenplay Competition 2017 (for No Ghosts Here)
Semi-Finalist, Shiver Film Festival Script Competition 2017 (for No Ghosts Here)
Quarter-Finalist, BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2017 (for No Ghosts Here)
Runner Up, From Our Dark Side genre writing competition (WIFTV), 2016 (for No Ghosts Here)
Honorable Mention, Colortape International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2013 (for Come from Away)
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2006 
Dalhousie W.H. Dennis Memorial Prize: James DeMille Short Story Prize, 2006


Writing instructor, Dalhousie university, 2017 – present


Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia

  • General Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Screenwriting
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