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Alberta Magazine – On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic

On Spec MagazineOn Spec Magazine showcases the best examples of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror and magic realism) by new and seasoned writers, many of them Canadian. On Spec readers are looking for challenging and entertaining fiction, with a particular element of the fantastic that steps away from the ordinary and takes them out of this world.  On Spec discovers and showcases quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists, in the “Fantastic” literature genre. They foster the growth of emerging writers by offering support, constructive criticism, education, mentoring, and manuscript development. Alongside established writers, they publish as many new writers as possible, and create innovative cover art for every mind-bending and emotion-provoking issue!

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Alberta Magazine – LawNow: Relating Law to Life in Canada

lawnow-magazineLawNow Magazine, published six times a year by the Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta, is now a digital magazine that was converted from a print magazine some years ago. The magazine, now in its 40th year, provides unique insights into changing social conditions by examining and reflecting on contemporary issues from the perspective of the law. Each issue focuses on a particular theme supported by features articles on the topic and regular columns on contemporary issues that include: Family Law, Law & Literature, Employment Law, Human Rights, Online Law, Criminal Law, Aboriginal Law, Landlord & Tenant, Not-for-Profit Law and Famous Cases. The editorial team includes Canadian lawyers, education specialists, writers, librarians, and legal editors. 

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City Magazines Published in Alberta

magazinesThere are thirteen city magazines published in Alberta, including three in Calgary (Avenue Calgary, Where Calgary and the Calgary Herald‘s weekly Swerve Magazine) and three in Edmonton (Avenue Edmonton, Where Edmonton and Vue Weekly Magazine). Swerve and Vue Weekly could also be considered newspapers, as they are both printed on newsprint but because they both also focus on the news, people and events of their respective cities, you’ll find them included in this list: 

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Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Invites Nominations for 2016 Achievements Awards

nominateIt’s time to recognize the outstanding individuals and publications that help build a strong magazine publishing industry in Alberta. The Achievement Awards recognize the innovation and creativity in the industry in Alberta, and include both individual and publication categories. All AMPA members, whose head offices are in Alberta, are eligible to submit an achievement nomination for themselves, an industry peer or on behalf of a publication. 

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Alberta Magazine: The Advocate by the Alberta College of Social Workers


Advocate-MagazineThe Advocate
is the official publication of the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and is published quarterly for members of the ACSW and other interested parties. Their editorial board encourages submissions from all social work practice areas and perspectives, including social work research, theory, practice, education, professional affairs, social issues, the work of the College, member activities, continuing education, job opportunities, reviews of books, journals and other media of interest to social workers. Each issue of the magazine is distributed four times a year to over 6500 readers. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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