Share your stories in the 2022 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. The 2022 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 for Van Pride 2022: Together Again.
What does the transition to in person gatherings mean for you? What does it look like? Creative, personal, and challenging reflections on “Together Again” welcomed.
Please send us your pitch with an estimated word count to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 13. Include your name, a short bio, and an example of your writing (unpublished is fine).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 Monday, May 16 if you have been selected to write for the 2022 Pride Magazine. Finished pieces will be due by Friday, June 10, 2022.
QTBIPOC writers will be prioritized during our selection process.
All contributors are paid for their work depending on the length and type of submission.
We are not accepting pieces that have been previously published in print or online.
Individual poems, no longer than a page in length.
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.
900-1,300 words. Interesting articles including research and narrative storytelling.
List your events in the 2022 Pride Magazine!
Please submit your 2SLGBTQAI+ community events taking place between in July/August for consideration in the 2022 Pride Guide by Monday, June 13 – late submissions will not be accepted.
Event descriptions longer than 145 characters will not be accepted. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. Submissions may not be accepted due to limited space.
Please submit each event listing separately, for a maximum of five for the season. This is a free community service – additional space may be purchased by emailing email@example.com.