Roundup Submissions

Share your voice with BC’s Culture and Heritage Sector

Honouraria Now Available for Roundup Contributors:

For decades, Roundup magazine has succeeded due to the generous volunteer efforts of our members. Over the years, members have donated their time as contributors, editors and on review committees. While volunteer contributions have long been essential to non-profit associations like the BCMA, we recognize that everyone should be equitably compensated for their time, ideas, and efforts – and this is especially true in the arts and culture sector, where all too often people are asked to donate their time.

Starting with the coming issue of Roundup, all contributors and guest editors will be offered an honorarium for their contributions. Compensation is $500 for a feature article (1000 words) and $250 for a column contribution (500 words), with external copy editors receiving $200 per issue.

The deadline to submit your article pitch is December 13, 2021! Use the form below to tell us your story idea.

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Fall 2021 Theme: Maintaining Momentum

Do you have a story that speaks to an issue from this wild year and how you are continuing to centre that issue in your institution? Perhaps your museum felt strongly about the underrepresentation of Indigenous stories in the wake of the Residential School burial site confirmations and is now working on continued inclusivity. Did the logging protest at Fairy Creek, the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal election, or the Black Lives Matter movement impact how your institution operates, or your own professional practice? This year has been full of difficult conversations, and we want to know how you are taking the year into review and maintaining momentum on the issues that matter most to you and your community.


Share your story with us!

Ways You Could Contribute…

Write A Feature Piece

We are looking for timely feature articles in connection with the quarterly theme. Articles may be controversial, theoretical, or journalistic – the goal is to achieve a balance of articles that would be of interest to a wide readership.

Think about what the readers will take away from your article; perhaps they will learn something new, see an issue from a new perspective, or understand the impact of an event or project that has happened. We would love to hear what you have to say!


Typical Length: 1,000 words

Recommended Images: 8-10 professional-quality or high-resolution photographs or other images. Minimum resolution 360px wide, with one feature image up to 1600px wide.

Approximate Compensation: $500 per issue

Write or add to a Column

We would love to see previous columns from Roundup continue into the new online format. If you have an idea for a new column or would like your contributions to be considered for an existing column, please submit a proposal.

Our existing columns include; Spotlight on Museum Ed, Celebrating B.C.’s Built Heritage, Being Small is not a Problem at all, Volunteer Spotlight, Lunch with Owl.


Typical Length: 500 words

Recommended Images: 2-3 professional-quality or high-resolution photographs or other images. Minimum resolution 360px wide, with one feature image up to 1600px wide.

Approximate Compensation: $250 per issue

Contribute to Whoo’s News

Is someone new to your institution or has someone moved up and taken on more responsibility? We want to know about this exciting development and share the news! Please note that these submissions are unpaid.

Typical Length: 75 words

Recommended Illustrations: 1 professional-quality or high-resolution photograph of the person.

Suggest A Story

We know that sometimes people don’t like to ‘hoot’ their own horn, so why not ‘hoot’ it for them? Do you know of an institution, individual, project, or group doing amazing work that should be shared with other members? Let us know and we will reach out to ask them to contribute their story to Roundup! Please note, suggesting a story is not a paid opportunity, but those who agree to write will be compensated according to the rates above.

You can use the submission form below or email us with the relevant information

Now that you know what we are looking for, use the form below to submit your ideas! We cannot wait to hear from you!