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.
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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:
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 email@example.com.
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: https://www.bchistory.ca/resources/Documents/BCHF-Values-2022.pdf
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.
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.
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