submitting to Wordworks

WordWorks Welcomes Diverse Storytellers

WordWorks strives to serve all BC and Yukon writers by publishing articles which reflect diverse experiences. We celebrate submissions from underrepresented communities and are actively 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.

We prioritize submissions from members of the Federation of BC Writers but welcome submissions from all BC and Yukon writers.

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 across BC and Yukon. We are always striving to increase our readership and the reach of our stories.

Submit to WordWorks

The next volume of WordWorks is devoted to mental health and wellness for writers. Pitches for articles could include the following themes, though we encourage out-of-the-box thinking: self-care for writers, coping with impostor syndrome, the effects of isolation on one’s writing practice, perfectionism, writing through depression, and so much more.

Articles may range from one-page in length, around 500 words, to a two-page feature of approximately 1,000 words.

We are primarily interested in publishing articles around this theme but will consider a limited number of poems (up to 30 lines) or pieces of prose (up to 500 words).

The deadline to pitch an article for this issue of WordWorks is June 21, 2021. The magazine goes to print September 2021.

Simultaneous Submissions

We encourage simultaneous submissions. Please let us know as soon as possible if another journal accepts your work for publication.

Rates & Reprints

WordWorks pays $0.25 per word for original articles, paid upon publication. These rates are subject to change in future issues.

Have you previously written an article or blog post that fits our theme? We pay $50.00 for selected reprints.


We pay $100 for cover art and $25 for other interior illustrations. To submit artwork on our theme, please query us via the email below.


Email Jessica Cole, Managing Editor (she/her) at


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