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Publishing on The Tyee

Thank you for considering The Tyee as a venue for your work. We welcome visual and written submissions and story ideas on a wide variety of topics of interest to British Columbians. We especially encourage story ideas and submissions from diverse voices (people of colour, women and gender non-binary writers) who are historically underrepresented in media.

We’re an online magazine that’s pretty good at telling stories about politics, culture, climate change, the environment and life in the British Columbia region — but we want more. Whether you’re a writer, illustrator, designer or photographer, if you have a story to tell, hit us up. The Tyee's readership has steadily grown since 2003 and averages one million page views per month.

We aim to publish news features, political commentary, cultural analysis and social observation that enhance our understanding of our changing province, and the world in which it is situated. We ask that news and commentary pieces be scrupulous in citing sources, that stories about life in the province be concise and conversational, and that everyone who contributes to The Tyee maintain a sense of humour and perspective.

We ask that photographs be submitted in digital form accompanied by text, however brief, saying where and why you took the pictures.

We pay our freelancers competitive rates, though we do not tend to pay for unsolicited op-eds by politicians, advocacy organizations, etc. We ask that those providing submissions be transparent about any potential conflicts of interest they may have in relation to the proposed work.

We also ask that writers consider granting us the right to share their stories with other news outlets. This helps us gain exposure for this enterprise and allows us to share with the many underfunded websites and small publications that share their stories with us.

To submit written or visual pieces to the editor, or to send story ideas or pitches, click here.

Thanks for helping us create a wider ranging conversation among British Columbians about who we are, and where we are headed.