T.W. Laing wrote two pieces for Issue #8 (launching this Friday). Here, he tells us howabout his first foray into the literary magazine world and what he learned; words from one of our own. (If you’re looking to get involved, email us. We’d love to have you on board.)
Writing for This Side of West was a pleasure. It was my first involvement with a literary magazine of any sort, and the experience was engaging. Not only is the thought of having my work published a pleasant one, but I also learned a fair amount by doing the pieces that I did.
While researching the history of UVic’s undergraduate magazine I had the chance to get in touch with a number of the Department of Writing’s former faculty members. I came into the assignment with absolutely no idea of what was currently going on or what had happened in the past, and thus had to do all the legwork from scratch. However, this made the project