The Business and Craft of Writing

Freelance, the SWG's quarterly member's magazine, is provided free to all SWG members in good standing, either as an electronic or hard copy. Freelance features articles on the craft and business of writing, along with information on SWG programs, industry news, monthly literary events, members’ new books, and much more.

SWG members contribute

Each issue of Freelance features articles written by SWG members. 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. If you have written for magazines before, or want to try your hand at it, and are a member of the SWG, you are eligible to contribute.

If you have a story idea or would like to be considered to write for Freelance, contact the Publication Coordinator 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 your 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 550 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 issues of Freelance. SWG members receive a 25% discount. All rates are subject to G.S.T

  • Full page ( 7.5" x 10") -  $150
  • Half page horizontal (7.5" x 4.75") - $100
  • Half page vertical (3.75" x 10") - $100
  • Quarter page (3.75" x 4.75") - $50
  • Business card size (3.75" x 2.25") - $25
  • Colour ads - above price x 2

Current issue 

Fall 2021, Vol. 51 No.4

Cover art by: Kathryn Gorectke





For more information, please contact:

Publications Coordinator
 306.791.7744 | E:

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