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 book reviews. Island Writer is published by the Victoria Writers’ Society twice a year.


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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:

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

Coles Tillicum: 3170 Tillicum Road, Victoria/250-381-3034

Indigo Mayfair: Mayfair Mall 3147 Douglas Street, Victoria/250-220-4515

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

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

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