Write magazine

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Write is the Union's quarterly magazine available exclusively to our members. This magazine is valued most for its presentation of news and views from a writer's perspective. It is filled with professional information, developments in the literary community, industry news, timely features, and valuable industry services.

Recent Issues

Curious to know what you might be missing if you're not a member? Get a sneak peek of recent issues:

  • Spring 2017 (includes a survey of Vancouver bookstores, an interview with Kegedonce Press founder Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, a reflection on Indiginegativty, and two poems).
  • Winter 2017 (includes an update on the Focus on Creators campaign, a guide to braving book clubs, an author's account of what she has learned as a bookseller, and more)
  • Fall 2016 (includes a writer rediscovering her calling, a look at the hardest things about being a writer, and a guide to writing book reviews)
  • Summer 2016 (includes a welcome from our new chair, a reflection on leaving Syria for Canada, and an overview of the Canadian Writers' Summit)

Submission Guidelines

Guidelines as of November 2017

If you do not follow the guidelines below, your pitch or unsolicited submission may go unread. Submissions are accepted from members and non-members alike.

Submission Format

Write accepts electronic submissions. Please indicate the type of submission in your email subject line using the following format:

WRITE Magazine: [Pitch, Unsolicited Submission, Letter to the Editor]: [Your Name]

For example: WRITE Magazine: Pitch: Damien Bell
  WRITE Magazine: Unsolicited Submission: Damien Bell
  WRITE Magazine: Letter to the Editor: Damien Bell

When submitting an article, please include the following three (3) items in the body of the email:

  1. A brief description of the article that you want to write for potential publication in Write.
    A brief description of the unsolicited article already written in full that you are attaching for consideration for Write.
     Word docs (.docx or .doc) are preferred, but RTFs are acceptable.
  2. Rationale: Why you think your article is timely and relevant to Write’s readership, and why you think you have a great perspective to offer.
  3. Short Bio: In a few sentences, tell me who you are! (Max. 200 words.)

Please note: The above information is not required when submitting Fiction/Poetry or items for Member News & Awards.


Write contributors will be paid, with fees to be negotiated upon acceptance. 

Letters to the Editor

Write welcomes letters to the editor. Respectful, thoughtful, and cogent letters in direct response to the most recent issue will be considered for publication in the next issue. 

Send your letter (150–300 words) and a short bio (max. 50 words) to Write Editor Doyali Islam at write@writersunion.ca. Write reserves the right to edit letters to the editor for length, clarity, and accuracy. You will be notified if your letter is selected for publication. 

When to Submit

Submission deadlines and publication dates for 2018 are as follows:

Winter 2018 December 18, 2017 February 28, 2018
Spring 2018 February 26, 2018 May 10, 2018
Summer 2018 May 28, 2018 August 9, 2018
Fall 2018 August 27, 2018 November 8, 2018

How to Submit

Send your pitch, submission, or Letter to the Editor to Write Editor Doyali Islam at write@writersunion.ca.


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