The Magazine Association of BC is committed to encouraging inclusivity, diversity, accountability and accessibility.
Our most recent project was offering two workshops in concert with the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) in Vancouver and Victoria on May 23 and 24, 2019.
We will also have a session on reaching out to underrepresented writers and communities at MagsWest 2020, and are committed to having more diversity in our programming and speakers.
Code of conduct from the workshops is here.
The ABPBC’s member code of conduct is here.
We have created 9 new resource sections based on the bibliography produced as part of these workshops, from accountability to diversity, disability to appropriation and harassment. See below the videos or visit our resources here.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Writers Guild of America West’s list of Industry Inclusion and Equity Writing Programs, Conferences and Festivals
Stealing Someone Else’s Voice by Ijeoma Oluo
Facebook Doesn’t Care About You by Kate Lesniak
Race, Culture, and the Gatekeepers of Language by Ijeoma Oluo
Resisting ‘CanLit’ | West Coast Indigenous Writers
Don’t know the best resources to inform yourself? We can help. We have compiled a variety of resources in the following areas:
If you have a suggestions for additional resources, please contact Sylvia Skene, Executive Director, MagsBC
Check back here for news about upcoming initiatives offered by the Magazine Association of BC.
- COVID-19 Support for Magazine Publishers, Staff and Freelancers
- News release: COVID-19: The Government of Canada is taking action to support the publishing and news sectors
- Upcoming Events and ProDev as of March 17, 2020
- On the Coronavirus, MagsWest 2020, and all that
- Job Opportunity: Publisher, the Verdict, Vancouver