Issue 22 Cover Reveal; Video Editing by Luay Eljamal

The Puzzles Issue

Volume 4, Issue 3

Released in Fall 2019, NorthWord's Guest Editor Dave Martin themed Issue 21 as Puzzles with cover art by Carmen Wells.

2:15 AM



This is really difficult.

I don't want to do this, but something doesn't fit.

I thought you would fill this hole in my heart, complete

the puzzle that is my life, but you don't connect with my

other pieces. I can't force a blue piece where an eye

should be a sandy beach...

Don't be puzzled over why I didn't do this in person, 

I couldn't. Maybe we will talk later.


Next Issue

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

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 

Release Date

April 17, 2021

Guest Editor

Florence Weber



* Submission Call Closed.​

The Anomaly Issue

Volume 4, Issue 4

Released in Summer 2020, NorthWord's Guest Editor Hanna Fridhed themed Issue 22 as Anomaly with cover art by Allison Dakin.

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