What is Scrawl?

Scrawl is a journal that showcases the writing, and visual art of Powell River and the qathet Regional District youth. Similar to publications like Vancouver Public Library’s Ink, or Coastal Voices published in partnership by the Sunshine Coast Festival of Written arts and School District 46, Scrawl will be a compilation of work written and produced by teens and young adults in our community.

The deadline for volume two is midnight April 30, 2022.

To submit your work and complete the content release form please go to our ONLINE SUBMISSION PAGE.

For more information contact Mel Edgar, Teen Services Coordinator at

Submission guidelines:

You may submit up to four pieces each year. All submissions must be made electronically:

  • Two pieces of writing per person
  • Two visual pieces per person – a piece of artwork, a comic, OR a photograph.

Art work: 8 ½ inches by 11 inches preferred. You may be required to submit your original artwork if your work is selected for publication.

Digital Art: High resolution. Minimum 300 dpi.

Photographs: High resolution for electronic submissions. Minimum 300 dpi. Black and white photographs preferred.

Written Work: 1.000 word maximum. Typed entries required.

Comics: On 8 ½ inch by 11 inch page maximum.

All submissions must include the submission form, and the consent and license form.

We welcome voices from youth (12-25) in the City of Powell River and the qathet Regional District. We are looking for creative, original, thought-provoking, diverse and engaging work. Submissions including hate speech, exclusionary language, or excessively graphic depictions of sexual encounters and violence will not be published. Please review and edit your work for any grammatical errors before submitting.

SCRAWL Volume 1

The Powell River Public Library was delighted to receive so many wonderful submissions for the first volume of SCRAWL: Youth Journal for Writing & Visual Art. Thanks to the creative young writers and artists who sent us their work.

To view the Volume 1 of SCRAWL click here.