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Nine Years of Magazines

Motherhood. Addiction. Homelessness. Love. Heartbreak. Work. Grief. Friendship. Love. None of these stories hold back.

Poetry or Prose?

“Poetry looks like a wrinkled old woman hunched over in a chair tapping her cane as she contemplates the end of a journey, perhaps she glistens with tears at the journey well done. Prose has a tendency to be long winded meandering joyfully to the waterfall,” says award-winning Cree poet,… Read more

We Won an Award!

We’ve been recognized for our contributions to building arts programs.

Writing Tips for Perfectionists

If you can’t commit to a formal writing routine, fit it in whenever possible. Carry a notebook, or write using your phone

Establish a Writing Routine

Without a routine, it’s hard to make writing a regular habit; without a routine, it’s hard to steadily produce writing and get better at it.

There is No “Right” Way

It is a challenge to sit and think not on writing as a product, a completed manuscript, poem, or prose piece, but as a process in and of itself. Countless have tried to lay out a “formula” or mode which they believe all can use to create a great piece… Read more

Sister Writes at Jessie’s

Sister Writes was founded over eight years ago to facilitate the expression of women who have faced barriers to participation in the arts. For the last eight years, we’ve had the pleasure of working closely with participants from over 25 countries from the ages of 18 to 78. Since 2010,… Read more

The Muse

For the longest time I was unclear about the term “muse.” What did it mean to have a muse and did I have one? I felt as a writer, that I should know this instinctively, but I didn’t and it seemed an embarrassing question to ask. So I did some… Read more

To the Library and Archives of Canada!

Sister Writes is excited about a new step in the evolution of our literary magazine: we are now part of the permanent collections at the Library and Archives of Canada! Earlier this year, we applied for and got an ISSN number, which recognizes us as a professional magazine publication in Canada.… Read more