Festival & Parade
2021 Van Pride Magazine
For many years, the annual Pride Guide featured several pages of Community Event Listings, local resources, editorial from local and in-house writers, and key information about Official Vancouver Pride Events.
The guide had a circulation of 12,000 throughout Vancouver and was also available in a digital format. In 2020 the guide was re-imagined as a magazine with editorial by local writers front and centre. Due to Covid-19, the magazine was mailed free of charge across Canada enabling the community to have a tangible piece of Pride in their homes as we were unable to gather in public. This year’s Pride Magazine will feature content from local queer authors, illustrators, poets, artists and more.
We are looking for articles and poetry written by emerging and experienced queer writers in Canada. Pieces should address the theme of choosing/creating what pride means to you. We all celebrate Pride in different ways from marching and watching the Pride Parade, to attending community organized events to having backyard BBQs with our chosen family. What does Pride mean to you? How do you celebrate or acknowledge it?
We are not accepting pieces that have been previously published in print or online.
Please send us your pitch with an estimated word count to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 1. Include your name, a short bio, and an example of your writing (unpublished is fine). Let us know if you have images (photography or art) that can accompany your piece.
We will contact you by April 5 if you have been selected to write for the 2021 Pride Magazine.
Two-Spirit and QTBIPOC writers will be prioritized during our selection process.
All contributors are paid for their work depending on the length and type of submission.
Poetry: Individual poems, no longer than a page in length. Compensation is $50.
Short Articles: 300 – 600 words. How-tos, profile on a local figure, informative or service articles, self-care, beauty and fashion, recipes and story, book reviews. These pieces make up the majority of the magazine. Compensation is $150.
Features: 900 – 1,300 words. Interesting articles including research and narrative storytelling. Compensation is $250.
2020 Van Pride Magazine
We switched things up for 2020.
Every year we produce an annual Pride Guide with info on our events and activities, community event listings and editorial. We decided to dream bigger in 2020. Introducing Van Pride – an annual, full-colour magazine full of articles, poetry, short stories and more, including a 2-page pull-out of our #VanVirtualPride schedule of events.
You can pick up a print copy in the following locations:
- Little Sisters
- Top Drawers
- JQ Clothing
- West End Community Centre
- Roundhouse Community Centre
If you are a business or organization in the GVRD that would like to give print copies away, please e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know.
2019 Pride Guide
Official Pride Guide of the 2019 season published by Vancouver Pride Society and Glacier Media