Get Involved


Have an interest in helping out at one of Canada’s most celebrated literary magazines?

The Malahat Review welcomes volunteers all year round. You can be a student from the University of Victoria or a new retiree who’s finally got the time to devote. Everyone with a passion for writing is welcome.

What do we need help with?

  • Writing entries about back issues for the Our Back Pages project
  • Interviewing writers for our monthly e-newsletter, Malahat lite
  • Screening contest entries (for experienced readers only)
  • Staffing our annual literary symposium, WordsThaw
  • Proofing our quarterly issues
  • Proposing a task you’re passionate about (we’ll see if it needs doing)

What are the benefits?

  • Some volunteer work, such as writing back issue blurbs and interviewing for Malahat lite, pay $50 honorariums (you could say they are no longer 'volunteer' tasks!)
  • Free entry to all Malahat ticketed events
  • Receipt of Malahat lite every month by email
  • Your name on our email-alerts list so you hear the latest Malahat news first
  • Getting to know and work with Malahat’s accomplished staff, board members, and contributors
  • An inside view of the workings of an iconic Canadian literary magazine

How do you sign up?

  • Email us at
  • Or call us at 250-721-8524
  • Tell us about yourself and what you’re interested in doing
  • We’ll set a time for you to come in to meet us

A good magazine needs not only great writers and attentive readers, but also passionate doers. We look forward to hearing from you!