Call for Guest-Editor


The BC Museums Association invites expressions of interest and proposals from individuals who are interested in guest-editing an issue of Roundup Magazine, our quarterly publication. We are seeking knowledgeable, well-connected individuals with expertise in the museum or cultural heritage sector with an interest in showcasing and promoting examples of innovation and best practices in the sector.

You should have a keen eye for detail, strong editing, writing and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to produce high-quality work in accordance with the editorial and production timelines for the magazine. Specific duties will include:

  • Working with BCMA staff and volunteers to develop an editorial vision and framework for the issue;
  • Completing outreach within your networks and with contacts recommended by BCMA staff and volunteers to encourage / solicit proposals that align with the theme for the current issue of the magazine;
  • Reviewing and assessing submissions and developing an editorial framework for the issue based on submissions received, as well as feedback from a working group of staff and volunteers.
  • Liaising with submitters/ community members to secure and edit text, photos and / or AV content for 3-4 feature articles.
  • Writing an editorial introduction to the magazine and up to one feature article or interview;
  • Working with BCMA staff and the graphic designer on art direction (e.g. layout, use of photos and illustrations) and production needs (e.g. supplying copy-edited content, high-resolution photographs, multimedia content).
  • Working with BCMA staff to coordinate promotion and print and electronic distribution of the magazine.


An honorarium will be provided upon completion of the issue.

Upcoming issue:

  • Summer 2019: Small Museums Showcase (feature content will include BCMA’s new Toolbox for Small Museums)

To apply, please fill out the questionnaire on our website, HERE, and submit a short writing sample and very brief history of your writing and editing experience before May 17. You can find previous copies of our magazine to read online at You can email BCMA at with any questions.


Call for Submissions


Thank you so much for taking an interest in BCMA’s Roundup Magazine! Our next issue will be a Small Museum Showcase and we will need:

  • Feature articles (1500-2000 words in length) on the topic of Small Museum Showcase with a focus on practical ideas and local solutions. Topics may include (but are not limited to) projects, collaborations, critical/advocacy pieces, collections practices, or education
  • Regular articles highlighting projects in areas of collection management, exhibit development, programming, technology, volunteer management, and events. These should be linked to the theme of small museums – for example, examples of practical tools or projects and programs that can happen with small budgets or no budget!

To apply, please follow the questionnaire and submit a short 200-word pitch summarizing your idea on our website, HERE, along with a short writing sample and very brief history of your writing experience. You can find previous copies of our magazine to read online at You can email BCMA at with any questions or concerns. Pitches are due May 17, 2019 and if your pitch is accepted, final content will be due June 15.

Roundup and BCMA depends on the amazing work of our volunteers. If you’re interested in helping Roundup Magazine, or are looking for opportunities in writing, publishing, photography, or editing, please contact us.