in development

In Development

in developmentOur 2017 anthology is now in development. It’s our fourth print publication and will showcase members’ writing as well the winners of our annual EMCS student writing contest. Watch for the book launch and reading events in the spring as well as other events throughout the year.

Click here for a taste of last year’s book and launch.

Last year we began our Patron program offering advertising space in our print anthology and on our website. It continues this year with a huge thanks to past patrons and a call for renewal and new patrons.


Patrons Wanted (and appreciated)

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

Advertise your Sooke region business in our 2017 print anthology and on our website for a small fee. Your participation will help support future writing events, student writing contests and publications and we will support you by getting the word out about your fabulous offerings.

One cost, two spaces:

Sign up as one of our Patrons for 2017 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.

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

 The deadline to secure Patron space is March 19th – limited space available.

For more information please email us.

2017 Membership Drive

writingBecome part of a writing community.

Our Mission: To provide support, connection, inspiration and encouragement to writers* at all levels of development in the Sooke region through membership services which include monthly meetings and community outreach in the form of student writing contests, workshops and readings. *please note this group is for adults.

Why be a member?

Community – talk with other writers for inspiration, encouragement and learn about process, goal setting and publishing options

Practice & Production – get into the writing habit by committing to deadlines. With SWC, the prime deadline is for the anthology. If you are a member, you can be published in the annual anthology. Other publishing opportunities may arise.

Learn – from time to time we have members or guests speak on their writing process, marketing, character development, publishing, editing etc. etc.

Support – be part of a community, exchange ideas, knowledge, experience

To become a member you can sign up here or attend the next meeting. Membership fees are $20/year.

Donations gratefully accepted.