Call for Pitches for Freelance Magazine

Deadline: Wednesday, May 27, 2024

email your pitch to


Submissions are now being accepted for Pitches for Freelance Magazine. Ideally, we're looking for writers who: 

  • Have not written for Freelance in the past three years. 
  • Have experience writing essays, journalism, or nonfiction.
  • Have experience in research, fact-checking, and citing your sources.
  • Are interested in writing articles about the craft or the business of writing (sorry, but we don't publish creative writing or poetry).

Freelance, the SWG's quarterly magazine, is provided free to all SWG members in good standing, either as an electronic or hard copy. 

Freelance provides a wealth of information on the craft and business of writing. In addition, Freelance provides information on SWG programs and services, writing markets and resources, monthly literary events, members' new books, literary news and issues, professional development and more.

Contact the editor at if you are interested in writing for Freelance or have a story idea.

We pay writers to contribute

Each issue of Freelance features articles written by SWG members or writers with magazine writing experience. Contributors are paid 20¢ per word and either write on a topic of their choice or one suggested by the editor. All articles are on the craft or business of writing and are either a 1500 or 800 word count. 

What your pitch should include

  • Read past issues of Freelance to help you have a better understanding of the types of articles featured, word counts, and style. Freelance does not publish creative writing or poetry. SWG members can access past issues by logging into their member area.
  • Come up with an idea that is based on the craft or business of writing; hasn't been written about in Freelance in the past; aligns with the values of Freelance; and is something our audience (SWG members) would care about.
  • Include a strong headline. This helps direct the theme of your piece.
  • Up to 300 words describing what the piece will be about plus details that you think are relevant. This could also be people you might interview, or other sources that you will draw from. 
  • Don't forget to include your name and contact information.
  • A short description of your qualifications and experience.
  • Submit your pitch by email only to the Freelance Editor at

Member news 

SWG members are encouraged to contact us to let us know about news in their world so that we can include it in Freelance. We want to hear from you when you have:

  • a new book to announce; 
  • a book launch event taking place;
  • a book reading you're doing;
  • a workshop or event you're hosting; or
  • anything else you want to share with other SWG members.

Email your news to 

Advertising rates and sizes

Freelance reaches over 600 SWG members four times a year. The audience is made up largely of emerging and professional writers and authors in Saskatchewan. If this is your target audience, please contact us. 

The following advertising rates apply for placement in one issue. A 15% discount is available for ads placed in four consecutive issues of Freelance. SWG members receive a 25% discount. All rates are subject to G.S.T

Black and White Ad Rates

  • Full page ( 7.5" x 10") -  $150
  • Half page horizontal (7.5" x 4.75") - $100
  • Quarter page (3.75" x 4.75") - $50
  • Business card size (3.75" x 2.25") - $25

For colour ads - above price x 2

Current issue 

Spring 2024, Vol. 54 No.2

Cover Art by: Debbie Wozniak-Bonk





Back issues of Freelance are availble for purchase at $5 per issue. To purchase a back copy of Freelance, please contact:

Executive Assistant
 306.791.7740 | E:

For more information on Freelance, please contact:

Publications Coordinator
 306.791.7744 | E:

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