Fellowships – Host Magazines

Applications for the 2018 Fellowship program are now closed. The 2018 Magazines Canada Fellow will be announced at Magazines Canada’s annual MagNet conference April 25–26, 2018 in Toronto.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:

Melanie Rutledge
mrutledge@magazinescanada.ca

Guidelines: Hosting a Magazines Canada Fellow

About the Magazines Canada Fellowship

Magazines Canada Fellowships support Canadian journalists, students and recent graduates as they work on stories that explore issues that matter to our country. Fellows—working on-site or remotely—will learn from lead mentors at a host publication, and gain valuable experience in various areas of the magazine business.

As the issues that shape our country are ever-evolving, so, too, are the topics applicants choose to cover in their submissions. Each year, topics will change, and may range from socio-economic matters, to the economy, to lifestyle and beyond.

Interested host magazines can submit an expression of interest to participate in the 2018 fellowship program. The Fellow, awarded in April 2018, will choose their host magazine from the eligible expressions of interest. Please see the program details below for more information.

Customized fellowships agreed to by the Fellow and the host magazine are possible in order to respond to special circumstances including but not limited to: disability, child care, elder care or travel restrictions.

A Fellow’s stipend is covered by the Magazines Canada Fellowships program and includes a contribution from the host magazine.

Magazines Canada Fellowships are open to Canadian journalists, students and recent graduates, as well as international students studying in Canada. Visit magazinescanada.ca/program/fellowships for more information on the fellowship program.

Fellowship Program Details

Number of Fellows: In 2018, Magazines Canada will award one (1) Fellowship. More Fellowships may be awarded in subsequent years as per available budget.

Duration of Fellowship: Minimum duration of four (4) months. Maximum duration of six (6) months.

Budget of Fellowship: $10,000 per Fellow, with:

  • $5,000 paid by Magazines Canada
  • $5,000 paid by the host publication

$8,000 will be paid to the Fellow over the duration of the fellowship, with $2,000 in reserve for travel and/or seed money.

Start Date of Fellowship: In an effort to provide as much flexibility as possible for both the Fellow and the host magazine, the start date and structure of the fellowship will be jointly determined and agreed upon by the Fellow and host magazine, with the only parameters being the four- to six-month duration of the fellowship.

Eligible Host Magazines: Any Canadian magazine media brand that is majority Canadian-owned is eligible to host a Magazines Canada Fellow. The magazine does not have to be a member of Magazines Canada to be an eligible host.

How to Express Interest in Hosting a Fellow

Complete the Expression of Interest form above. It will be submitted to the attention of Submissions Manager, Melanie Rutledge.

Note: The Fellow, awarded in April 2018, will choose their host magazine from the eligible expressions of interest.