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Breakwater is committed to presenting the experiences and voices of all Islanders.

We are looking to publish thoughtful, well-researched, compelling stories, along with short, fun pieces that keep our finger on the pulse of what’s happening. Through this, we hope to highlight the culture and people of Vancouver Island.

While we work primarily with Island-based writers, we also accept pitches from writers based elsewhere, as long as it fits within our core themes.

Have an idea? Send us a pitch at breakwatermag@gmail.com.

We work with a diverse roster of writers and prioritize pitches with a unique voice, story or angle. When it comes to pitches, we ask that you be brief, and don’t send attachments—keep it all in the body of the email. Include relevant links to your writing or, if not online, send clippings.