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The theme for our summer 2023 issue is Learn, Grow, and Play.

Writing is often a lifelong endeavour, and the learning process can vary tremendously from writer to writer. For this issue, we’re looking for articles about the many ways we can expand our knowledge, hone our craft, experiment with new forms, and stay curious.

We’re looking for practical tips, informative articles, and new perspectives related to the theme. Topics could include mentorship, research, exercises, critiques, formal and informal education, writing beyond your comfort zone, applying new skills, and more. Surprise us! We look forward to your ideas.

Please submit up to three pitches (150 words max per pitch) through the Submittable form.

The deadline for submissions is April 3 at 11:59pm PDT. Because we may assign stories before this deadline, get your pitches in early for a greater chance of acceptance.

WordWorks pays $125 for articles of 400–600 words and $250 for articles of 800–1,100 words. We will consider longer features as well. These rates may change in future issues.

We prioritize submissions from Federation of BC Writers members but welcome submissions from all writers with a connection to British Columbia or Yukon.

WordWorks Welcomes Diverse Storytellers

WordWorks strives to serve all BC and Yukon writers by publishing articles that reflect diverse experiences. We celebrate submissions from underrepresented communities and are seeking contributions from writers of all races, genders, sexualities, abilities, neurodiversities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, or immigration statuses. We encourage submissions from both published and emerging writers. We believe our strength as a community is in the breadth of our stories. 

If you feel comfortable disclosing your identities, we encourage you to do so in your cover letter. All disclosures will be treated as confidential.

Simultaneous Submissions

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know as soon as possible if another journal accepts your work for publication.

About WordWorks

We publish four full-colour issues per year. Each issue goes out to Federation of BC Writers members as well as to schools, libraries, businesses, and other organizations throughout BC and Yukon. We are always striving to increase our readership and the reach of our stories.

Questions?

Email Cadence Mandybura, Managing Editor, at wordworks@bcwriters.ca.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.