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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.

Although we are primarily interested in articles, we will consider a limited number of poems (up to 30 lines) or pieces of prose (up to 500 words) centred around the theme. We pay $50 per piece and prioritize submissions from Federation of BC Writers members.

Submit creative work using the Submittable form. The deadline for submissions is April 3 at 11:59pm PDT. 

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.


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

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.