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Welcome to the Sister Writes Magazine Archive! Have a browse through our digital archive, which includes all of the program’s publications from 2010-present.

The Publication Process

Each year, participants of The Writing Workshop publish and publicly launch Sister Writes, the program’s literary magazine. In this multi-step process, participants work in groups to peer workshop each others’ stories, receive feedback and mentorship from professional writers and editors, and work collectively towards publishing and launching the magazine. Cover art is made by a Sister Writes participant. The magazine is printed by Coach House Press in Toronto.

From 2010-2012, Sister Writes went by Roots to Branches. Then, in 2013, the magazine was renamed simply Sister WritesSister Writes features the same great content but now has as a fresh new design that reflects the program’s new look.

Buy the Magazine

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Limited edition copies of Sister Writes – printed beautifully in colour by Toronto’s historical Coach House Press – are available for purchase for $10 plus shipping ($6 in Canada, $15 international). To buy the current or any of our nine back issues (1.1-2.5), please email us through our contact page.