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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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, Editor, email@example.com.
Please review Get Published: BCHF Submission Guidelines for Authors before sending in your proposal.
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.
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 1,000–3,000 words, plus a selection of suggested images. Submissions must meet the guidelines for articles and images.
We welcome suggestions for the following regular sections of British Columbia History:
Archives & Archivists: Are you an archivist with a story to tell, a primary source to celebrate? Send us your archives-related story about a key fonds/collection or service, new digitization project, upcoming event or other exciting initiative. Word count for this section is 500–600 words plus three images OR up to 900 words plus one or two images. Be sure your submission follows our submission guidelines for articles and images. Contact Emily Lonie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refracting BC 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 BC 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.
Balancing History, Study Guide
The focus of the study guide is intended to encourage students to dig deeper into history to find a voice that was quieted or unheard. The guide will deepen understanding and knowledge of colonial histories and the current realities of Indigenous People, as well as, an understanding of social injustices and discriminatory policies in Canada (including Residential Schools, the head tax, the legal system, disenfranchisement, and internments).
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