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Current Edition Published - September 2023

The Humour Issue

Volume 5, Issue 4

Released in Fall 2023, NorthWord's Guest Editor Will Collins themed Issue 27 as Humour with cover art by RonVK.

Issue 28 cover art.jpg
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Next Issues

Spring 2024: Guest Editor Tineesha McKay

Theme: Resilience 






Fall 2024: Guest Editor Sundas Shamshad

Theme: Metamorphosis

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

* Send submission to

NorthWord Magazine publishes twice a year through the support of community volunteers and advertisers.


Publication launches take place in April during National Poetry Month and September to coincide with Alberta Culture Days.

For each edition, the Northern Canada Collective Society of Writers' Board of Directors selects a guest editor.


Each guest editor is required to pick a theme to kick-start the creativity. They also decide on the artwork for the front cover. 


As submissions come in, the managing editor removes names before showing the guest editor for transparency purposes.


After the selection process, the publication is produced and disbursed throughout the Wood Buffalo region.

Accepted Submissions:​

  • prose (3,000 words or fewer, fiction or non-fiction)

  • poetry (50 lines maximum)

  • excerpts from current projects

  • visual art 

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