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Have your short story published in our new 'Sunday Night Read'

Writers from the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New Westminster are wanted to submit short stories for publication.
Have a short story you've been meaning to write and share? We want to read them!

Calling all writers from the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and New Westminster.

We’ve got a new feature for our digital platforms called Sunday Night Read.

The series will highlight short stories — fiction or non-fiction — from readers in our three jurisdictions.

Up to 2,500 words, you can tell us an original, unpublished story about a recent trip, a family visit or an event gone wrong, for example.

Creative submissions from emerging and professional authors are welcome.

There is no cost to enter.

No prizes will be handed out; however, the writer’s website and social media handles will be published upon request to promote their craft.

Please forward short stories for consideration to [email protected].

Accepted works will be published online Sundays at 4:45 p.m. on the Tri-City News, Burnaby NOW and New Westminster Record.

Be sure to include: 

  • your name
  • your city
  • the story title
  • a photo to complement the story
  • your public contact and social media information (optional)

We reserve the right to copy edit all entries based on the Canadian Press Stylebook.

Looking to expand your story-writing abilities? The first-ever Tri-Cities Writers Festival is set for June 14 and 15, 2024, hosted by the Coquitlam, Port Moody and Terry Fox (Port Coquitlam) public libraries. You can visit the event's website for more information and a full schedule of events, including Q&As with 10 critically-acclaimed writers and a 19+ cocktail reception.