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Visual Arts News
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7
p: 902-423-4694
f: 902-422-0881

Advertising Sales Manager: Kate Ward

Editorial Committee
Becky Welter-Nolan, Publisher: publisher@visualartsnews.ca / vanews@visualarts.ns.ca
Shannon Webb-Campbell, Editor:  editor@visualartsnews.ca
Bob Williams, Art Director
Committee members:  Kathleen Higgins, Daniel Higham, Sally Raab-Wolchyn.


Writers’ Guidelines

Issue Dates

  • Spring  (January 15)
  • Summer (May 1)
  • Fall (Sept 1)

Upcoming Proposal Deadlines:

  • Fall 2018: May 11, 2018
  • Spring 2019: September 7, 2018
  • Summer 2019:  January 11, 2019

Editorial Policy

Visual Arts News is the only magazine dedicated to contemporary visual art in Atlantic Canada. Although our focus is mainly Nova Scotian art and artists, we also accept stories about Atlantic Canadian, national and international art events that we believe are of interest to our readership.

Written in a clear and sophisticated style by some of the most talented arts writers in the province, Visual Arts News reflects the diversity of geographic and cultural communities in the Atlantic region. The magazine is committed to providing balanced, engaging information about visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. Our Editorial Committee is responsible for content selection, and the editor for assigning writers to each story. Although we are a non-profit organization supported in part by advertising, we recognize the importance of maintaining a clear separation between our independent editorial content and any advertising materials found in the magazine. Visual Arts News cannot guarantee editorial content or placement to advertisers.

Features (1,000-3,000 words), exhibition reviews (500-750 words) and artist profiles (500-1,500 words) are the most popular stories we accept. When pitching a story, please include a brief bio and a writing sample along with your proposal.

Send all materials by email to: editor@visualartsnews.ca. All editorial decisions are made at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.  If you are also submitting photos, please ensure they are 300dpi and a minimum of four inches wide. To be considered, proposals must be received by the issues stipulated deadline, noted above.

Writer’s fees range from $100 to $150 per article, payable upon acceptance from the editor. All texts are submitted on a conditional basis. While the editor will work with authors to clarify their writing, texts are not considered accepted until the editor accepts the final draft.  There is no “kill fee” for a declined text.