Western Canada's art magazine since 2002

Guidelines for Writers

Galleries West welcomes pitches from previously published writers or emerging writers with a strong sense of craft and knowledge of the visual arts. We encourage submissions and story ideas from diverse voices in communities that are historically under-represented.

Most articles are about artists with current exhibitions in Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) or the North, although we occasionally commission stories on more general themes.

We typically publish short-form stories and reviews that range in length from 250 words to 800 words. We seek writing sophisticated enough to engage art professionals, but accessible to a general audience interested in the arts. We now publish exclusively online.

Please direct queries to editor@gallerieswest.ca, briefly explaining what you want to write, including links to relevant websites and a short description of your arts-related experience. Please include PDFs or links to two samples of previous writing.

We pay competitive rates and provide a letter of agreement stipulating the terms of the assignment.

We ask writers to be transparent about any potential conflicts of interest relating to the stories they propose.

Thank you for considering Galleries West.

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