Have you just discovered Portal or have been buying single copies for years as a student, alumni, past contributor, long-time supporter, or casual reader? Are you a business who wants a high-quality magazine from local writers and artists for clients to read while waiting for your products or services? Why not consider getting a 3-year subscription mailed to your door for a $5 saving that is guaranteed to be convenient, timely, and a tribute to your good taste?

Our full-colour 96-page literary magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 and this edition will continue the tradition of excellence with fiction, poetry, non-fiction, scripts, art, and photography from up-and-coming talents as well as interviews with award-winning Canadian writers like poet Lillian Allen, book reviews, and more.

Portal is distributed nationwide by Magazines Canada and sells for $10. Close to 2000 people read Portal annually, and now you could be one of those people! Just email viuportal[at] to request your 3-year subscription, including your mailing address, and it’s done!

Pay by credit card at by selecting “other” under Amount and entering $25. Then select “other” under Designation and type in “Portal 3-year subscription” in the allotted space. Fill out the remaining credit card billing information and consider yourself paid.

Alternatively, send a cheque to the VIU Foundation in Canadian funds and mail to:

Portal Subscription
Advancement & Alumni Relations Office
Bldg 310 – 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5S5