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Prime words. Compelling art. Momentous beginnings. Portal is your gateway to accomplished short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, scripts, interviews, art, and photography by VIU students. Enter Portals literary universe and discover worlds and futures ready to unfold, language and images — provocative, passionate, or playful. What makes Portal so portentous? It is “of ourselves and our origins” — a contemporary portrait of literary talent in the making, a portable guide to VIu from here.

Portal is available for purchase at the VIU bookstore, and on newsstands across the country. It is also available locally at the north and south Nanaimo branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Back issues are $7 respectively, while the 2019 issue is $10. Back issues from 1991 through to 2018 are also available here online as full free PDFs.

Portal is published by students in Vancouver Island University’s Creative Writing and Journalism department.


					
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