Write for WordWorks

We are currently closed to submissions. 

Submissions for our summer 2023 issue will open in March. 


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.


Have you previously written an article or blog post that fits our theme? We pay $50 for selected reprints.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & Poetry

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.

Art & Graphics

We pay $100 for cover art and $25 for other interior illustrations. To submit artwork on our theme, please query us at wordworks@bcwriters.ca.

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.

We prioritize submissions from FBCW members but welcome submissions from all writers with a connection to BC or Yukon.

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 three 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.

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