We’re Working!

Work is in progress for our 5th anthology. (Title to be announced)  It will be another energetic offering from the members of our collective.

To help promote our group and the work we do including our annual writing contest for the students of EMCS we will be having a book launch and reading at the end of May. Stay tuned for details!

Patrons Wanted (and appreciated)

Sooke Writers’ Collective wants to connect with your business in our community.

Advertise your Sooke region business in our 2018 print anthology and on our website for one small fee. Your participation will help support future writing events, student writing contests and publications.   We will support you by getting the word out about your fabulous offerings.

Sign up as one of our Patrons for 2018 and be seen in our print anthology by the full, half or quarter page (black and white). This includes space on our patron web page – full colour with links to your website and social media. See our Patron Showcase here.

One cost, two spaces:

  • full page: (roughly 4 in. by 7 in.) – $75
  • half page: $50
  • quarter page: $25

Limited space available.

For more information please email SWC.

Into 2018

Write your way into a new year.

Inspire your writing practice:

For screenwriters and those looking to improve their storytelling and writing: go into the story

CBC Canada Writes: guides, inspiration and information

How to tell a story – the clues to a great story, a TED talk by filmmaker Andrew Stanton

Creative NonFiction – a Canadian organization for writers of creative nonfiction

How writers write poetry – an inspiring video for any writer

Some interesting reading: Brevity Magazine


Become a member (or renew your membership) here or at our next meeting on Feb. 7th


And don’t forget these contests:

League of Canadian Poets National Haiku Contest
deadline January 15, 2018

Malahat Review:
WordsThaw Prize
deadline Jan.20, 2018
2018 Novella Prize Contest
deadline Feb. 1, 2018

Federation of BC Writers Open Poetry Contest
deadline Jan. 15, 2018

opening in 2018:
CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize
CBC Poetry Prize