185-911 Yates St., Box 708
Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9
Independent Advertising Rep.
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Dining & Calendar Editor
Senior Art Director
Your thoughts and comments are important to us. All letters to the editor are proofread for style and grammar. We reserve the right to withhold any letters deemed inappropriate for publication. To submit a letter, send it to the street address listed above or email us at .
Victoria Magazine is a new publication and we NEED freelance writers, photographers, designers and illustrators. The magazine is almost entirely produced (at least 75%) by local freelancers. We therefore encourage talented writers and photographers to submit samples of their best work but ask that you please only send copies. We cannot guarantee the safe return of manuscripts or photos, although we will try to do so if you send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). Before you submit an article for publication, however, please query first and send along clips of previous articles you have written. Photographers: Please only send colour photocopies, not glossies or slides. We will eventually need high-resolution digital photos.
It sometimes takes us months to get around to reading query letters. We will do our best to respond to your query in the timeliest manner possible. We prefer that you follow up with us via email but please: NO PHONE CALLS.
Payment: To be honest, we can't pay you much, although we do give you great-looking clips. The average "front of the book" department story (1,200 words) pays about $250 and the average feature length story (2,000-3,000 words) pays between $400-$800, depending on the work involved. What's more, we can't guarantee these rates and they vary from writer to writer. However, we do pay freelance writers promptly and no later than 30 days after publication. Expenses such as phone calls, mileage, meals and trips are generally not reimbursed unless agreed upon in advance. Victoria Magazine purchases exclusive one-time North American Serial Rights for a period of 60 days from publication. All editorial material is protected by copyright. Hutchinson & Associates, Inc., the parent company of Victoria Magazine, retains the right to reprint editorial material for promotional use with credit given.