CBC Saskatchewan

About the Show/Literary Submission Guidelines

Host Kelley Jo Burke brings you the voices, stories and songs of Saskatchewan's artists. SoundXchange is Saskatchewan's stage for the arts.


Kelley Jo Burke

@kelleyjoburke (Twitter) Soundxchange on Facebook

Spoken word, SoundXchange Host

I'm Kelley Jo Burke and I'm the spoken word producer as well as hosting CBC Saskatchewan's SoundXchange, which has for the past five years, featured the best in Saskatchewan made words and music. 

Literary Submission Guidelines

I am looking for short (1000 words or less) pieces of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, including comic writing by Saskatchewan writers. I am especially interested in first person monologues, fictional or creation non-fictional. We are not looking for any particular subject matter, just vibrant, ear-catching writing, which will then be recorded either by the writer, or by some of the best actors working in Saskatchewan. We are committed to be part of a supportive, growing and developmental arts community-- so new, emerging writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Rates for submissions are dependent on the nature of the submission, and Canadian Writers' Guild and Canadian Media Guild agreements.

Already published work is of interest, but the negotiations will be with the publisher.  

Submission, or inquiries regarding submissions can be submitted electronically by e-mailing me at


with the subject title "SoundXchange Submission"

or by standard mail to

Kelley Jo Burke

Host/producer, CBC SoundXchange

Box 540

Regina,  Sask.

S4P 4A1

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kelley Jo



Host bio:

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright and poet, a director, storyteller, documentarian, and broadcaster. She directs and produces for stage and radio, and is the host of SoundXchange, CBC Saskatchewan's radio performance hour.

Her plays and poetry have been produced and published in Canada, and around the world, including her one woman show, Ducks on the Moon, which continues to tour Canada, and  her stage play, Charming and Rose: True Love, which has been staged over thirty times in Canada, the U.S., and Europe and was short-listed for the Dora and Chalmers Award for best new play in 1994, and her most recent radio play "Big Ocean", which was heard in 7 countries in 2000. Her documentaries for CBC Radio's IDEAS include "Chorus of Angels", "Mothers of Miscarriage" and "The Word for World is Imagination; The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Bonnie Austring-Winter

Variety Music

Hi, I'm Bonnie Austring-Winter. I produce the Variety Music programs heard periodically on SoundXchange.

My goal is to bring you the best of folk, jazz, country, rock and alternative music being performed live here in Saskatchewan.

Each year my recording engineer, Chris Haynes, and I travel extensively to attend music festivals across Saskatchewan. We record in small clubs, concert halls, churches, and restaurants, anywhere where musicians perform live.

Occasionally, as a change of pace, I'll even present to you in-house studio productions featuring local song writers and musicians.


Bonnie Austring-Winter was born in Hamilton, Ontario and studied Fine Arts and Broadcasting in British Columbia.

She has worked with the Saskatchewan Government in cultural affairs, and since the early '80's has been a producer for CBC Radio Performance, contributing both to regional and network programs.

Bonnie specializes in recording 'variety' performers in jazz, folk, pop, rock and any style that doesn't fall into the 'classical' musical genre.

Bonnie is particularly interested in live events and recording musicians who write and perform original material.