Current topic: Places That Shape Us

Submission Guidelines

Lake publishes essays, creative writing and visual arts related to the environment. The word “environment” is used broadly to emphasize natural and biological environments but also our geographical, social, economic, urban and cultural environments as they relate to the natural world. “Arts” includes literature, film, photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and new media. Our focus is on the art that is concerned about the natural world, although we are deeply interested in ecological issues and will from time to time feature ecological investigations that are of literary quality. We publish work that has not been published before in North America by authors and artists who are from Canada or abroad. The journal is committed to high production values, with quality reproductions of artwork, a contemporary design, and an editorial vision that is in search of exceptional art and thought. The journal is published twice a year. We also publish reviews and poetry on our webpage.

Other publications:

From time to time, Lake Publishing Society takes on a project through offering financial or administrative support. Most recently, we are supporters of the Dig Your Neighbourhood Project and a chapbook contest run by OK Magpie (see Facebook page: here)

For information about Lake Publishing Society, contact us at:
Lake Publishing Society
1112 Hammer Court
Kelowna BC V1W 2B9

Bill Burns,

Artist as a Boy

Read Artist Interview in Summer 2009 issue


Lake congratulates the winner of our third Creative Non-Fiction Contest:

First Place

Christina Robertson for her essay
What Lodges in the Heart

Our judge for this year’s contest was Sharon Thesen and the topic was "Places That Shape Us.”

Read Christina Robertson’s winning entry in Lake, Issue 8.

Thanks to all the writers who entered.


Lake publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, reviews and visual arts related to the environment.
The magazine is issued twice a year.

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