Dorothea Helms

Owner: Write Stuff Writing Services, The Writing Fairy®

Humour Writing (Magazine, Newspaper, Etc.)

Semi-finalist in’s April/May 2011 Humor Writing Contest – “Food Foibles”

Word Weaver (newsletter of The Writers’ Community of Durham Region) – The Writing Fairy® Eat My Dust column. January 2009 – present

ArtsBridge (newsletter of the Uxbridge Arts Association) – The Writing Fairy® column. June 2009 – 2010

The Writing Fairy™ Humour Writing Contests, 2006 – 2008 – ran the first-ever international contest under the “Fairy” banner, provided monetary prizes to winners.

Lichen literary journal (now LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview) – Hooked on Words, Spring 2004.

CBC Radio 1 – “First Person Singular” segment Morning Show broadcast September 6, 2001 – Call a Pain a Pain

Stitches: The journal of medical humour. My Friend Menopause. November, 2000

Toronto Sun. Regular monthly humour column in “Career Connection” special section. A Funny Thing Happened. February, 2000 to October, 2001; various humour articles for special sections (Niagara Falls, Electronics Guide, etc.) November, 1999 to August 2002

Metroland Publications. Various humour articles for “Today’s Homes,” “At Home in York Region,” “There’s No Place Like Home,” “Careers 2003” (ongoing)

Stitches The Journal of Medical Humour. New Help for OCD Sufferers. October, 1999

Writer’s Digest. Your Assignment #85 Honorable Mention – Humorous Valentine Wish June, 1997.

Big Buck. How to Hunt Men. Summer 1997 issue

Faculty member at 2nd Annual Nebraska Sandhills Humor Writers’ Conference in Broken Bow, Nebraska, June, 1996

REM (Real Estate Magazine) August 1996. Where’s an Iconomatic When You Need One? Or How Saint Joseph and a For Sale Sign Changed My Life

Popular Woodworking Get Those Lines Straight. July, 1994

Woodworker Eat Your Heart Out, Helen of Troy. January, 1995

Woman’s World Kids’ Sayings. March 2, 1993

The Business and Professional Woman I’m All Ears. Nov 93

“Black Phoenix Rising” (newsletter of the Klingon Assault Guard of Canada)

Regular humorous feminist column entitled All Things Klin

“The Other Side O’ the Ship” (newsletter for The Steel Talon KAG Canada.). Article on Klingon poetry

“Roller Coaster.” Kids Say the Darndest Things! July, 1994

Big Buck Magazine. The Feminist Bowhunter. Summer, 1995

TVO Newsletter. Crackdown. April, 1995


Award-winning Dorothea Helms is an internationally published writer, editor and popular writing instructor.