Formerly known as the BC Association of Magazine Publishers, the Magazine Association of BC represents, connects and promotes the BC magazine industry by uniting the talent, knowledge and skills of its publishers, editors, writers, graphic artists, salespeople and others in the industry. BC magazines foster award-winning talent and represent some of the best periodicals published in Canada. MagsBC membership is made up of a wide variety of magazines, from small to large, literary to lifestyle and leisure, arts and culture, news, business, and special interest magazines.
These titles represent the diverse interests of British Columbians and are read by more than one million people around the world. MagsBC works to create an environment in which BC magazine publishers can continue to integrate culture with entrepreneurial enthusiasm.
MagsBC, founded in 1993, is a member-run organization, with a mandate to work on behalf of our membership. All of our projects are developed in conjunction with our members and respond to their needs.
MagsBC 2015 financial statements [PDF]
MagsBC 2014 financial statement [searchable PDF]
MagsBC 2013 financial statement [PDF]
MagsBC 2012 financial statement: cover page, balance sheet, and income statement
MagsBC 2011 financial statement [PDF]
MagsBC annual report [in Word format (16 MB), with links]:
2011 Year in Review
MagsBC annual reports [in PDF format]:
A New Strategic Framework for MagsBC, May 10, 2013 (Kathleen Speakman & Associates)\
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Moving BC's Creative Industries Forward, April 2012 (Sue Brinton, Suebee Media Consulting)
Online Advertising Network Feasibility Study and Plan, January 2012 (SKY Communications)
MagsBC Member Survey, January 2011 (via SurveyMonkey)
The Board of Directors of MagsBC represents a strong and diverse group of publishing industry professionals.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sylvia Skene at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Dan Post, LINK magazine
Dan Post served as Managing Editor of Color magazine between 2011 and 2013, and has been actively involved in BC publishing since 2009, with past presentations at WORD Vancouver, MagsScene on Main, Capilano University and a rousing (and ultimately backfiring) acceptance speech on behalf of GEIST magazine at the 28th Annual Western Magazine Awards.
Dan is currently the Publications Manager at the BCIT Student Association where he has helped transform a 50-year-old campus newspaper into Link Magazine — a monthly digest of student culture and ideas. Dan is also a freelance writer, a board member with the Jamcouver Cultural Society and a volunteer mentor with the Vancouver Writer’s Exchange, where he teaches at-risk Vancouver youth how to skateboard and enjoy literacy activities and learning.
VICE-PRESIDENT, Grants Writer and Internship Advisor
Jane Hope has worked with magazines since 2007, when she started editing at Montreal poetry magazine Vallum. Since then, she's worked in a variety of roles in editorial and circulation. She has volunteered with MagsBC since 2011.
MEMBER-AT-LARGE, Sponsorships, and Diversity/Inclusiveness Initiative
Natasha Sanders-Kay, subTerrain
Natasha Sanders-Kay is Managing Editor at subTerrain Magazine, where she has worked since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction in Women's Studies from SFU, where she was top of her graduating class. She also holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Women's Studies with Honours from Langara College.
In 2012 Natasha completed an internship with Rebus Creative, the professional team best known for organizing the BC Book Prizes and Word Vancouver festival. She has also worked for Anvil Press.
Over the years Natasha has worked, organized and volunteered for feminist organizations with a commitment to ending violence against women and fighting for gender equality. Natasha is passionate about creative writing, with a recent focus on poetry and poetic intersections with social justice.
AnnMarie MacKinnon, Geist
AnnMarie MacKinnon is the Associate Publisher at Geist. She has worked in both magazine and book publishing for over a decade in a number of editorial and marketing positions, including for Edible Vancouver and Douglas & McIntyre. She has also worked as a freelance writer and editor.
Shashi Bhat, Event magazine
Shashi Bhat is Editor-in-Chief at EVENT Magazine. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College, and taught previously at The Johns Hopkins University and Dalhousie University. Her novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013) was one of three finalists for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in Journey Prize Stories 24, The New Quarterly, Grain, PRISM international, EVENT, The Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review and other journals. Shashi received an MFA in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English from Cornell University.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR
Originally hired in 2011 as executive director, Sylvia has worked as a contractor for the association, as interim executive director for the Western Magazine Awards Foundation, and as subscription services coordinator for BC History magazine.
Back again as executive director and internship coordinator, Sylvia hopes to rebuild MagsBC's reputation as an effective association, responsive to its members and innovative in its approach.
Additional Directors-At-Large (including Committee Chairs *)
* See MagsBC Constitution and Bylaws 25.4-5 for more information on these positions.
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