BCHF News New guidelines for getting published through the British Columbia Historical Federation

New guidelines for getting published through the British Columbia Historical Federation

The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) engages the public in the history of the province through British Columbia History magazine, the BCHF website, the BCHF newsletter, and the BCHF social media channels. The editorial team (Andrea Lister, Aimee Greenaway, and K. Jane Watt) of British Columbia History magazine has put together Get Published: BCHF Submission Guidelines for Authors to create publication guidelines that support authors as they write about the evolving understanding of the history of British Columbia, Canada, and our world.

The Get Published: BCHF Submission Guidelines for Authors includes a checklist and resources intended to make the publication process easier for authors.  The intent of the BCHF has always been to tell BC’s story. The new guidelines reflect the work that often happened behind the scenes and puts it at the forefront — making the publication process easier for authors by ensuring they have everything in place prior to submitting work. The goal continues to be to publish articles by diverse authors from communities around British Columbia that inform, entertain, and connect readers.

Language is powerful, and the words we use to reference each other are constantly evolving. This guide is a starting place. We encourage authors to expand their knowledge and seek out resources as we respectfully take our cues from the cultural organizations and communities whom we are referencing. This guide will need to be revisited and refreshed often.

Stories can be published through: the BCHF’s flagship publication, British Columbia History magazine; the bchistory.ca website; The BUZZ, the British Columbia Historical Federation newsletter; and through the British Columbia Historical Federation’s social media channels.

The new guidelines can be found on the British Columbia Historical Federation’s website: www.bchistory.ca/british-columbia-history/submissions/

Andrea Lister