Island Writer Magazine

Island Writer Magazine is the premier literary journal of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The magazine features fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by both new and experienced writers living on the islands. It also publishes articles about the art and business of writing, as well as book reviews. Island Writer is published by the Victoria Writers’ Society twice a year.


Please read our Submission Guidelines for instructions.

Current Issue

Island Writer is available in both hard copy and electronic format. To best support writers from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands purchase your copy of Island Writer directly from the Victoria Writers’ Society by email (

Island Writer can also be purchased at the following retail outlets:

Munro’s Books: 1108 Government Street, Victoria/250-382-2464/

Bolen Books: #111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria/250-595-4232/

Ivy’s Bookshop: 2188 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria/250-598-2713/

Chapters Book Store: 1212 Douglas Street, Victoria/250-380-9009/

Tanner’s Books: 2436 Beacon Avenue, Sidney/250-656-2345/

Salt Spring Books: 104 McPhillips Avenue, Salt Spring Island/250-537-2812