WestWord Magazine

WestWord magazine is published bi-monthly and contains articles about the writing life and business, profiles of Alberta writers, listings of markets and contests, member news, upcoming events, and more. Subscriptions are included with membership. Back issues are available in the member section.


Current Advertising Rate Sheet

To place an ad in WestWord or for more information, please contact our head office at [email protected] or by phone at 780.422.8174 (1.800.665.5354 toll free Alberta).

Submission Guidelines

WestWord is always interested in articles on writing. Articles range 500-2500 words. Got an idea? Send an email query with writing samples. Unsolicited pieces are welcome but rarely accepted for publication. Rates per pieces range $450-$600. Send queries to [email protected].

Writers’ Guild of Alberta members in good standing may submit announcements about book publications, awards won, or other news about their writing life to the Member News section of WestWord. Submit news via email to [email protected].


WestWord Volume Issue

Dates of Distribution

Deadline for submissions/ad bookings

January - March

January 1 - March 30

November 15

April - June

April 1 - June 30

February 15

July - September

July 1 - September 30

May 15

October - December

October 1 – December 31

August 15

Past Issues

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