Submit a Story

The Westcoast Reader now accepts submissions from teachers and students for both our print and online editions. We welcome your input and we are looking forward to reading your creations!

CLICK HERE to see the stories submitted by our readers!


Email address:

Mailing address:

The Westcoast Reader

Decoda Literacy Solutions

980 – 1125 Howe St

Vancouver, BC

V6Z 2K8



Stories must contain the author’s name and/or institution name, email address, mailing address and a telephone number.

Due to limited space in our print edition, submissions of 150 words or less will be considered for publication. Stories about individual readers of 100 words or less will be considered.

Photographs. Photographs must be high-resolution: for the print edition, at least 200 DPI.

Photos help “tell the story”, so we encourage you to submit at least one photograph with your story. Remember to include the photographer’s name so that we can credit him or her.
Please do not send scans, pdf’s or photos in a Word document.

Deadlines. Stories for our print edition must be submitted at least one to two months prior to the publishing date.
We are flexible with dates for our online edition.

Although we would like to include more submissions in our newspaper, please keep in mind that we have very limited space (only four pages). Ideally, we would like to include one teacher or student submission each month.

The Westcoast Reader reserves the right to edit, condense or reject any contribution. Writers whose stories are being considered for publication will be contacted by email.

2 thoughts on “Submit a Story

  1. Do you hire freelance writers? I am just starting out and I do many human interest stories. I did the press release about the young lady who danced when the Lieutenant Governor visited New Directions.

    • Lilianne,

      Thank you for your interest in writing for The Westcoat Reader. Unfortunatley, we don’t hire or pay writers. There just isn’t the budget to cover it. We do, however, love to receive articles we can use. If we print the article, you will get a credit (ie article written by….). Feel free to email me and we can discuss this further if you are interested.

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