Submission Update

Thank you to all those who submitted to this year’s edition of This Side of West. We’re so voracious for stories here at TSOW that we are extending the deadline.

Yes, it’s true. The new deadline is this Friday, February 7th, at 11:59 p.m. Submission guidelines remain the same. We’re looking to help display the best this prestigious and, apparently, highly motivated University has to offer. Why not throw your hat (or hats, if you’re feeling prolific) in the ring?

We are still accepting all genres, however we are particularly keen to see some more CNF represented. Thanks for your time, be hearing from you all real soon.

2013 Editor’s Reading Photo Gallery

We braved the crowd and swallowed our nerves.

A huge thank you to Hugo Wong for capturing us at our best.

Micro-fiction contest

To celebrate this year’s UVic Phoenix Theatre Season, TSOW is holding a micro-fiction contest. From a family escaping the end of the world, to a town plagued by influenza, the Phoenix has selected a strong season built around impending doom.

With that in mind, tweet us your best apocalypse mini-stories (maximum size: one tweet) to earn a chance to win two tickets for an upcoming Phoenix Theatre show.

Contest runs from November 18 to December 2.

Make sure to mention @ThisSideofW in your tweet so we see it.


It’s a whole new year

This Side of West is back for the 12th year of publication. We’re excited to welcome a new team of editors and can’t wait to share our writing with the world.

Submission details will be announced shortly, so get editing!

In the meantime, we’re hosting an editor’s reading November 21, 7pm, on campus. (We’re still firming up the location. We promise you’ll be the first to know.) So, mark your calendars and join us for a night filled with words from all four genres: creative non-fiction, drama, fiction and poetry.

The best way to stay informed on all This Side of West happenings is to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Psst, we may or may not be announcing a fun Twitter competition very soon!

Talk soon,
The TSOW team


Book Launch!

Hear ye hear ye! March 25 marks the day of This Side of West’s book launch! We’ll be at the Kaleidoscope Theatre from 7 pm to celebrate our 11th issue. Let the readings and drinks ensue (there will be a cash bar)!

Admission is $15 at the door, which will include a copy of this year’s issue.

Here’s a peek at the cover:


TSOW Reading

Ello ello! Hope everyone had a lovely winter break and managed to get their desired submissions in! We’re going through them now, so hold your breath ;) In the meantime, here are some snapshots of the TSOW reading last term. We’ve got some wicked events coming up this term, stay tuned!