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British Columbia History Magazine

The British Columbia Historical Federation’s quarterly magazine chronicles British Columbia’s unique story through the words and images of community writers, public and academic historians, storykeepers, and more.

Magazine team

 Editors  Proofing Team
Dalys Barney, Books Editor

Greg Antle

 Mark Forsythe, Front Words Editor  Ron Greene
 Aimee Greenaway, Managing Editor  Greg Nesteroff
 Greg Nesteroff, Editor-at-large 
 Ron Verzuh
 Addison Oberg, Photo Editor  
 Robyn So, Copy Editor  Subscription Services
 K. Jane Watt, Associate Editor  K. Jane Watt
Wm. Glasgow Design  

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*We are not accepting submissions or proposals at this time due to a backlog*

British Columbia History publishes public histories and welcomes great human stories. These stories are told in a range of modalities: be it a mix of weighty history and lighter stories or a blend of memoir and research.

We look for:

  • modern takes on stories that make up the province’s diverse history; 
  • new projects; 
  • and directions taken by historical not-for-profits and archives. 
Articles are highlighted through a mix of archival and modern photographs, documents or artworks.

Authors should endeavour to make their writing inclusive and accessible. The magazine strives for an informative and engaging tone that entertains and connects readers of all ages.

Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted, so please contact the editor with a brief — one or two sentence — outline of your article at

Feature Articles

The BCHF publishes approximately twenty-five articles each year on topics related to the social, economic, political, intellectual and/or cultural history of British Columbia. All articles must be aligned with the BC Historical Federation's Values Statement 

Submissions come from writers, academics, public historians, and professionals from across the province. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, feature-length articles, documentary selections, essays, photo essays, memoirs, and information about new books and media.

British Columbia History strives to publish content about new discoveries. The goal is to bring to life the province’s history — and its practices and meanings in the present — by telling timely stories about the past.

Word count for a feature-length article is 500–2,000 words, plus a selection of suggested images. Submissions must meet the guidelines for articles and images.

Regular Section

We welcome suggestions for the following regular section of British Columbia History:

Refracting History: Is there a book, exhibit, website, app, article, artwork, video, podcast, or other initiative that showcases BC’s public history that others should know about? Send it to us and we may review it in the magazine. Refracting History is focused on profiling print and digital media that add missing chapters into BC’s history that reflect diversity in the province in order to inform readers about new research or ways of thinking about the past.
Contact Dalys Barney, Books Editor,

Contact the Magazine

Editor, British Columbia History 
PO Box 448, Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R7

Books, British Columbia History
PO Box 182, 1694 Cedar Road, Cedar, BC, V9X 1W1

Subscriptions, British Columbia History
PO Box 448, Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R7

British Columbia Historical Federation
PO Box 448, Fort Langley, BC, Canada, V1M 2R7


The Secretariat of the BCHF is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish speaking Peoples. 

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