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Portal Blog

Meet the Editors

March 7, 2019

Kiara Fiction Editor   What are you studying? I am majoring in creative writing with a minor in psychology and loving both! My focus streams under the creative writing umbrella are fiction, poetry, and publishing. Some of my favorite courses have been genre…

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Portal’s November in Photos

December 24, 2018

November has been abundant with events: 2 Gustafson Distinguished Poet events with internationally-acclaimed poet Lorna Crozier, a beer ’n burger fundraiser, Portfolio reading featuring Writer’s Trust award-winner Kathy Page, and the announcement of our Portent Non-fiction Contest winner! On November 7th, Lorna Crozier,…

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Writing Prompts: The Snowflake Method (Part 3)

December 24, 2018

Part 1 Part 2 Portal magazine continues to accept submissions for our annual issue, which will be released in April (fiction/non-fiction/poetry/script, VIU students only, no submission fee, deadline November 30th). We’re looking for entries of up to 2000 words. This series of posts…

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Stress and Creativity

December 24, 2018

“Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful.” ― Phil ‘Philosofree’ Cheney With…

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You Owe It to Yourself to Write

December 24, 2018

Are you a writer? Perhaps you are not published in literary magazines or negotiating a book deal, but if an hour spent creating a literary work (however infrequently this may occur) is one of the most rewarding hours of your week, then you owe it…

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Portent Contest: Deadline Extended to November 1st

December 24, 2018

Did you know this is the first year Portal is running a contest open to all non-fiction writers across Canada? Portal magazine is Canada’s only full-colour nationally distributed literary magazine and invites Canadian authors to submit their best work to its premiere competition entitled…

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