Windscript is the annual magazine of high school writing published by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild since 1983. The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to support the fresh, original work of student writers. We thank, in advance, the teachers and librarians who encourage their students to submit their creations for the upcoming issue.
We welcome students to submit creative writing in any and all forms including poetry, prose, and creative nonfiction.
Please note that as in all writing competitions, these guidelines are important and must be followed in order for a submission to be accepted.
1. Submissions are open to Saskatchewan-based high school students.
2. Always keep a copy of your submitted work. Submissions will not be returned.
3. Writers must submit their own work directly - submissions cannot be made by a third party (such as a parent or teacher).
4. Proofread your manuscript.
5. Submit a maximum of six poems and/or a maximum of two prose works (each piece must not exceed 1500 words)
6. All work must be original from start to finish. Writers submitting plagiarized work will be banned from Windscript.
7. In a cover letter, provide the following information:
8. Submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put Windscript in the subject line.
9. If your piece(s) are selected, they will go through an editing process with the Windscript editor before the final publication.
If email is unavailable submissions can be mailed to:
Regina, SK S4P 3R9
Windscript Volume 36, Spring 2020
Copies are also available through the SWG office for $5. We reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person. We hope you enjoy reading the remarkable poetry and stories from the high school students whose works were selected!
The Windscript Vol. 36 launch took place online over Zoom and Facebook Live as part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. 24 young writers contributed to this year's issue, three of whom were awarded for their creative pieces of writing, and three who were noted as honourable mentions.
Many thanks go to Tara Gereaux for editing this volume. Thanks to each and every student who sent in their work, and to Saskatchewan's teachers and librarians who encourage student writing.
Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners!
Jerrett Enns Award for Poetry: Adolescence by Sohila Elgedawi
Honourable Mention: Karachi Bazaar by Warsha Mushtaq
Jerrett Enns Award for Prose: A Cup of Black Breakfast Tea by Sarah-Marie Nadeau
Honourable Mention: Cutting Remorse by Kamryn Heavin
Currie-Hyland Prize for Poetry: and Red all over by Emily Zbaraschuk
Honourable Mention: You are Ours by Brontë Slote
Windscript has been publishing the best of Saskatchewan high school students' literature since 1983. Windscript was created by Victor Jerrett Enns, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild from 1982 to 1988. His enthusiasm and determination kept the magazine alive in its first two years until permanent funding could be found. For twenty-one years the magazine was distributed free to all high schools and libraries in the province. By 2004 funding sources were no longer available and the print publishing of the magazine was replaced by electronic versions through the Guild’s website. In 2011, due to popular demand from students and teachers, as well as offering it online, the Guild managed to publish this magazine for promising young writers in print form once again.
Jerrett Enns Awards
The Jerrett Enns Awards are two awards of excellence for high school student writing in poetry and prose named in honour of Victor Jerrett Enns, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild from 1982 to 1988. A third award for art was discontinued in 1996. Today, the poetry and prose awards continue to be presented, as well as an Honourable Mention in each category.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: (306) 791-7746