Pairing experts in a particular area with member magazines for a half or full day consultation.
Industry events, jobs, advocacy, training, and other information and news to help you do your best.
MagsBC is now accepting applications from our member magazines for spring and summer 2018.
Information on features, costs, and user experience of Issuu, Zinio, Magzter, Mag+ and 3D Issue digital content delivery systems as of January 2018.
Publishing Unbound is a public reading and reception on inclusivity and accountability in Canadian magazine and book publishing.
New member K: Magazine is an extension of the Knowledge Network and is focused on delivering program listings and exclusive interviews and articles to Knowledge Network subscribers.
Vancouver Magazine is the iconic, long-standing voice of Canada’s most incredible city.
Be inspired by new MagsBC member, Western Living! Featured in each issue are the people, places, homes, gardens, food and adventure from Winnipeg to Victoria, and everywhere in-between.
VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St., Vancouver BC
Features Joanne Arnott, Gunargie O’Sullivan and Larry Nicholson.
This year we are hosting 7 professional development sessions, including 2- to 3-hour intensives and Mac labs, 2 free Q&A sessions with government funders, 2 networking events and a public talk, and a magazine display and giveaway table where delegates can trade their publications. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! To find out more […]
Joanne Arnott, Gunargie O’Sullivan, and Larry Nicholson will share their experiences and insights at this panel, organized by MagsBC for WORD Vancouver.
Welcome, INSPIRED Senior Living, to the MagsBC community!
Join us in welcoming Ricepaper to the MagsBC community!
A talk on defining and pursuing your publishing goals using the Web and email by Hal Niedzviecki, author, speaker, publisher of Broken Pencil
Our condolences on the passing July 12 of Jim Wong-Chu, a literary powerhouse and a firecracker of a man. If you’d like to find out more about Jim, check out the following: Ricepaper magazine remembrance article by Karla Comanda. The Georgia Straight news item Jim’s photo show at Centre A CBC Radio 1 Interview with […]
The Federal Court of Canada found that “York [University]’s Fair Dealing Guidelines are not fair in either their terms or their application.”
Human resources principles and practices for staff, interns, students and volunteers which can be applied at any size of magazine or not-for-profit organization.
MagsBC is now accepting applications from our member magazines. Deadline for expressions of interest July 7.
A report on the session on Lez Spread the Word (LSTW) magazine by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
A report on the session by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
A report on this session, which looks at trends and issues over the last year, by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
A report on the session by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
A report on the panel by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
A summary of the main points gleaned from the conference by Natasha Sanders-Kay, MagsBC Board Member.
“There is an opportunity for more people than ever to share their ideas and stories. A diverse range of messages enhances the fabric of society.”
MagsBC reviewed all three major party platforms for the 2017 BC Provincial Election. We have curated information that we found particularly interesting and placed it here for your review.
Summary of a 2-part workshop on CASL with Derek Lackey, president, Direct Marketing Association of Canada.
Notes on some of the sessions attended, including infographics, narrative journalism, and the world report on trends in magazine publishing.
MagsBC board member Natasha Sanders-Kay has organized a panel at WORD on Sunday Sept. 25 @ 3:40 p.m. called “Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers.”
The Magazine Association of BC has submitted grant applications to the Canada Periodical Fund and Creative BC for up to 6 internship subsidies between September 2016 to February 2017.
The Magazine Association of BC elected a new board member, Shashi Bhat, during their annual general meeting at the VSO School of Music on Thursday, June 23.
“As an editor, I love going into a piece of writing and helping to break it open.”
The Association of Book Publishers of BC recently held an information session June 22 at The Post at 750 to discuss the creation of a Vancouver Literary Arts Centre.
“We put many writers on the map who otherwise might have slipped through the cracks of the mainstream literary presses. No book publisher was going to give out a contract if you had no short story or poem published in a lit mag.”
by Jane Hope, Vice-President, MagsBC Board and recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award for 2016. MagNet, Canada’s national magazine conference, is one of the hallmarks of the Canadian magazine calendar. Hosted by Magazines Canada, our national magazine association, this year marked a shift in leadership, with the new CEO Matthew Holmes at the […]
Peter Chettleburgh loves the creative aspect of publishing and enjoys producing news because it allows him to “be nosy”.
“If you want to know the future, pay attention to what youth are doing in their art, what they are trying to tell you or show you about the human condition and what is possible for humanity.”
“I believe that our authors are the best authorities on their own work and I want them to be happy with the published results because how it reads will remain important to them long after I have moved on.”
Unlike some other magazines Neo-opsis values story first and literary quality second. Karl: “I think it’s easier to fix bad grammar than to fix an uninspiring story.”
“We provide a place for the long-form essay which is a more serious study of a book.”
“Go to editing, writing, and publishing events and find or build a community. Editing can be a lonely job and it is wonderful to have colleagues to learn from, share stories with and rant about the apostrophe usage.”
“I genuinely love reading, and magazines provide the opportunities for new work to be out before they turn into books or movies. It’s like the front lines of knowledge and literature.”
“Be professional, even if you are writing for free; you’re not just building a portfolio, but also a professional reputation.”
“Stay strong. As the economy grows there may actually be opportunities for more trade publications with a Canadian focus.”
“Ultimately, I don’t think print magazines are going anywhere. I think they will continue to fragment into niches and become more specific as they explore the opportunity to become carefully targeted.”
“What I love most about producing this magazine are the CARS! I love driving cars, photographing cars, and talking cars. I never get bored. I’ve found my passion, and I’m really lucky that way.”
“I think the world of Canadian publishing is a wonderful experience. It may not be lucrative, but it is a community of fascinating people. The secret is to not let the economy worry you!”
“To be a successful editor it is crucial to establish good working relationships with the writers. It is important to honour the writers’ ability. Without the writers, there would be no magazine.”