This Side of West is the official annual literary journal of the UVic Writing Undergraduate Course Union at the University of Victoria. This Side of West has published UVic’s best undergraduate work in creative nonfiction, drama, fiction, and poetry every year since 2002.

We look for work that is complete, well-told, and engaging. We want to share authentic stories that haven’t yet been given space. This Side of West looks to publish perspectives and themes that are relevant to a contemporary world and that aren’t yet fully represented in their genre’s canon.