On November 26, we will be celebrating the first ever BC Magazine Day, a day where we will pay homage to the diverse voices of B.C. publications and the boundless power of storytelling that unfolds within their pages!

The inaugural BC Magazine Day is presented by the Magazine Association of BC (MagsBC), an organization dedicated to representing, connecting, and promoting the British Columbia magazine industry, which includes a diverse range of magazine titles spanning literary, lifestyle, business, and news genres in both online and print formats.

This year’s BC Magazine Day theme is, kids magazines! To commemorate, publisher TeLeni Koochin will be hosting Kids, Get Published! BAZOOF! Digi-Mag Workshop for 6-12 Year-Olds, a free webinar on Sunday at 3-4 p.m. Register here for you and your kid. Three prizes will be awarded for submissions received by midnight Sunday. Submissions will also be included in upcoming issues of BAZOOF! Digi-Mag(Want to submit? Here’s the form.)

NatureWILD Magazine is also launching a water-themed photography contest for kids on November 26, which will run until December 10. Children can submit nature photos for a chance to win fun prizes and have their photos published in the magazine! More information about the contest will be released on November 26.

Beyond their work with various publications, MagsBC is steadfast in their commitment to fostering professional development. Through a series of webinars, workshops, and internships, they aim to empower and support the upcoming generations of magazines, ensuring their continued growth and success. Follow the links below to learn more about their upcoming webinars:

B.C.’s magazine industry is vast! We encourage you to explore some local publications to celebrate BC Magazine Day:

  • BC Organic Grower: Published quarterly by the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC), BC Organic Grower covers B.C.’s organic growing culture showcasing organic farms, products, and services. You can read their issues online here.
  • Edible Vancouver and Wine County: Published bi-monthly, this magazine tells the stories of food & drink, farmers & fishers, growers & eaters, and home cooks & chefs from around our region. You can read them online here.
  • Megaphone Magazine: Published monthly, this magazine share stories that explore social justice, culture, politics, and independent arts in Vancouver and Victoria. It also serves as a platform for people experiencing poverty and homelessness to share their stories and creativity as writers, featured interviewees and more. Megaphone is sold on the streets of Vancouver & Victoria or you can purchase a subscription online here.
  • Stir: A digital magazine, places Vancouver and the surrounding area’s arts and culture at the forefront. The magazine dedicates an entire platform to independent arts journalism, passionately telling the compelling stories of the creative scene that they are eager to share with their audience. You can read them online here.