This Side of West is run by a dedicated group of UVic undergraduate students.
Volunteering for This Side of West is a great opportunity for UVic undergrads who want experience in editing and publishing.
We are looking for volunteers to fill the positions listed below. Positions will remain open until they are filled.
References are not needed or required to apply.


We are hiring 3 Interns. Interns help promote This Side of West to UVic Writing first years, and are often promoted to editors the following year. The Intern’s primary responsibilities are to:
  • Promote TSOW to First-Year Students.
  • Promote TSOW events in WRIT100.
  • Hang posters.
  • Shadow editors in the genre(s) they’re interested in.
  • Attend monthly TSOW meetings.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.
  • A 1-page creative writing sample in your preferred genre.


Still have a question about volunteering at This Side of West?

No, you do not have to be a Writing student to volunteer at TSOW. Students from all faculties are encouraged to apply.

Usually 1 school year (2 semesters). This is subject to change as noted in our Code of Conduct. Each applicant must be available for a full school year (i.e. if you are graduating in December 2023, you cannot apply).

No, but staff members are usually provided 1 complimentary book a year:  Issue 22 (subject to inventory).

Yes, you can, however, priority for the Intern position is granted to first years, since a major part of being an intern is connecting the first year Writing community at UVic to TSOW.

Please send your application and supplementary materials to thissideofwest@gmail.com

The weekly time commitment at TSOW differs per role, with some weeks having minimal to no work, and others (usually after submission periods close) requiring about 2-6 hours/week.

Emma Treleaven (Editor-in-Chief) and Mackenzie Stapleton (Managing Editor).