Event Magazine

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Now entering its 50th year of publication, is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction, notes on writing and book reviews by emerging and established writers three times a year. While 90% of our content is Canadian, we welcome submissions written in English from around the world—and our pages strive to reflect the diversity of the reading and writing communities we serve. As one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, our covers feature contemporary photography by B.C. artists.

stepping-stone for writers

Our publication acts as a stepping-stone for writers, many of whom go on to win , receive artist grants, and get published elsewhere after having been first published in our pages. We have published many of Canada’s most both before and after they gained national or international recognition, and continue to support gifted new and emerging writers. The majority of our content remains  and we consistently provide advice and critique to emerging writers. It is our goal to support and encourage a thriving literary community locally, provincially and nationally, while maintaining our presence in North America and abroad.

EVENT is published by, and affiliated with, Ƶ, a non-profit public institution of higher education based in New Westminster, B.C., Canada.

Non-fiction contest

EVENT runs an acclaimed Annual —the longest-running annual contest of its kind in Canada, having been established in 1987—featuring Canada’s top writers as its judges. Our unique , established in 1993, provides affordable, high-quality editorial feedback to scores of writers.

Financial support

EVENT gratefully acknowledges financial support toward our editorial and production costs from Ƶ, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Government of Canada.

Donate to EVENT

If you would like to donate to EVENT, please visit its website. All donations over $25 are tax deductible, and receive a donation receipt and public acknowledgement (unless otherwise requested).

Contact us

EVENT PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2 Canada