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:

  • Summer 2019 (includes notes from our chair, executive director, and Write magazine editor; Olive Senior's 2019 Margaret Laurence Lecture on the subject of a writer's life; an exploration of nature and creativity; and a reflection on the intersectionality of CanLit)
  • Spring 2019 (includes a cross-country look at literary programs for youth, a piece about the power of writing retreats, a reflection from a writer-in-exile, and an exploration of writing blind)
  • Winter 2019 (includes a note from the chair, unexpected advice to beat writer's block, a look at the path of self-publishing, and a reflection on working as an interpreter)
  • Fall 2018 (includes a note from the chair, updates from writers-in-residence and poets laureate, a conversation with Bengali Literary Resource Centre's executive director, and a reflection on multiple sclerosis and writing)

Submission Guidelines

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.
    OR
    A brief description of the unsolicited article already written in full that you are attaching for consideration for Write.
    Attachments:
     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.

Payment

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 Rhonda Kronyk 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 upcoming issues are as follows:

ISSUE SUBMISSION DEADLINE PUBLICATION
Fall 2019 August 27, 2019 November 7, 2019
Winter 2020 December 10, 2019 February 17, 2020
Spring 2020 February 25, 2020 May 8, 2020
Summer 2020 May 26, 2020 August 7, 2020

How to Submit

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

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