Thursday, February 25, 2021, Vancouver Island, BC: Artists and writers have a new platform to showcase their works with the launch of Vancouver Island Regional Library’s (VIRL) new literary and art magazine, Sea & Cedar. VIRL is currently seeking submissions from writers and artists living on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola, and the Gulf Islands.
“Our goal is to provide opportunities for a diversity of voices and perspectives to be heard and represented,” says VIRL Customer Service Librarian and project lead, April Ripley. “There are so many talented and innovative individuals creating literature and art in our communities, and it’s our privilege to provide our readership with access to engaging and thought-provoking local content. We’re so excited to be launching this magazine.”
Sea & Cedar will be published twice annually and will showcase exemplary new writing by both emerging and established writers and visual artists in VIRL’s service area.
The magazine welcomes all submissions and encourages BIPOC writers and artists, writers and artists with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ writers and artists, low-income earners, and writers and artists from other intersectional and under-represented communities to submit their work.
Call for Submissions
The submission deadline to have work considered for the first issue (July 2021) is May 15, 2021, although VIRL will accept submissions at any point throughout the year.
Full submission details are available at https://virl.bc.ca/sea-cedar-magazine-call-for-submissions/.
David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives