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 writers' perspectives. 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 2021 (includes one writer's case for writing software Scrivener, an exploration of the question "why write?", and a reflection on delivering poetry workshops in a Nova Scotia prison)
  • Winter 2021 (includes a note from guest editor Chelene Knight, an exploration of writing to build community, a reflection on finding community through a reading series, and industry insights from an author-editor)
  • Fall 2020 (includes notes from the Executive Director and Editor, a look at a virtual literary festival, a reflection on storytelling through Wattpad, and one writer's experience publishing in accessible formats)
  • Summer 2020 (includes reflections on working during a pandemic, a roundtable conversation about the art of translation, and how one writer is adapting school visits to the virtual world)

Pitch Guidelines

If you do not follow the guidelines below, your pitch may go unread. 

Write accepts electronic pitches from members and non-members alike who are Canadian citizens, newcomers, or permanent residents. 

Pitch Format

Please use the following format in the email subject line: "WRITE Magazine Pitch: [Your Name]"

When pitching 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 working title, lede, and approximate word count.
  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 (approx. 75 words), tell me who you are! Please also include your province/territory of residence.

Send your pitch to Write Editor Rhonda Kronyk at write@writersunion.ca.

Payment

Write contributors will be paid $0.25/word. 

When to Submit Pitches

Pitch deadlines and publication dates for upcoming issues are as follows:

ISSUE PITCH DEADLINE PUBLICATION
Fall 2021 July 2, 2021 November 5, 2021
Winter 2022 October 15, 2021 February 16, 2022
Spring 2022 January 7, 2022 May 6, 2022
Summer 2022 April 1, 2022 August 9, 2022

Notes on Unsolicited Articles and Calls for Pitches

Write magazine content is a mix of commissioned pieces and pitched articles that conform to a specific call for pitches. It is rare for an unsolicited article to be accepted to the magazine, but we do accept unsolicited pitches. Best practice is to watch for and respond to Write pitch calls with a succinct summary pitch. Do NOT submit a completed article as a pitch, as it won’t be read.

Please also note that pitch calls generate large numbers of pitches, and it is not possible for our team to respond to each one. We will only respond to pitches we feel will work for the issue at hand. If you have not heard back on a pitch within a month, you may wish to seek other outlets for your story.

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.caWrite 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. 

Advertising

Write is distributed to more than 2,300 professional writers across the country. It's a specialized publication, which is good news for advertisers: Your message reaches a highly engaged readership. Place your ad today to reach this exclusive group of writers and industry insiders.


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