The Federation of BC Writers

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Federation of BC Writers supports and encourages developing the craft and publication of all forms of writing. We strive to create venues for our members (the residents of BC and the Yukon).

With this in mind, we offer several distinct opportunities for writers in BC and the Yukon.


Each year we hold contests in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The format and subject matter changes. There is a cash prize for each and the winner is published in WorkWorks, the Federation literary magazine.

The contests are open to Canadian residents of BC and the Yukon. Every winner receives a year’s membership in the Federation as part of the award.


The Writer-in-Residence program is new in 2020. The Federation collaborates with a community to adjudicate, sponsor and install a writer in a community in BC or Yukon that would not normally have this opportunity. The selected writer will offer workshops, develop youth writing skills and hold two readings during their stay in the community. The bulk of their time will be reserved for working on a project of their choice. 

Only current members of the Federation of BC Writers who are Canadian residents of BC or the Yukon are considered for the Writer-in-Residence program.

The first Writer-in-Residence will be in Fernie, BC, May 1-22, 2020.

If your community is interested in participating in the program, please contact the Federation President, Keith Liggett at t.keith.liggett at to learn the details and how the template can be adapted to your community.

If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking on this link: contact us

The Federation of BC Writers