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BESIDE is an independent magazine at the crossroads of nature and culture. We feature personal essays, stories from the field, and ideas—new and old—for better ways to live in the world. Subscribe to receive our biannual print magazine.

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Subscriptions always start with the next issue. We publish in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. To that end, subscriptions purchased starting after November 9 will start with Issue 12 (May 2022).

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Accolades

Stack Magazine Awards Nomination for Best use of photography, 2019
Art Direction Grand Prix, Canadian Magazine Awards, 2019-2020-2021
Grafika Award, 2017

Past contributors include:
  • Chris Burkard, photographer
  • Yvon Chouinard, founder Patagonia
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Indigenous leader
  • Dave Courchene, Indigenous leader
  • Matthieu Dugal, science journalist
  • Dan O’Brien, farmer, falconer and author
  • Shelma Jun, climber and founder, Flash Foxy
  • Ellen MacArthur, sailor and entrepreneur
  • Sarain Fox, activist
  • Bernie Krause, sound ecologist
  • Michael Pollan, author
  • Liz Plank, journalist, Vox
  • Chelsea Vowel, fiction author
A note on advertising

BESIDE Magazine is free of traditional advertising, with the exception of a few select sponsored articles developed with carefully chosen partners whose values and vision we admire.

Our magazine is printed in Quebec on Rolland Enviro paper, a 100 per cent post-consumer paper.


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New Times

Featuring
  • Linda Besner
  • Gabrielle E. W. Carter
  • Dexter & Byron Peart
  • Myia Antone
  • Anupa Mistry
  • Todd Antony
  • Marcia Bjornerud
  • And many more . . .

Issue 11, release date: November 9, 2021

It often feels like time is happening to us, a fickle and unforgiving force beyond our control. But there are other ways to experience it. In this issue, BESIDE presents stories and essays about tuning into time’s astonishing plurality: seasons and harvests, rocks and trees, rituals and traditions. Time spent creating and connecting; time saved or gloriously wasted. Because changing the world might just begin with changing our relationship to time.

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Do you mostly experience nature online, or in real life?

Our modern lives are increasingly marked by a tension between connection and disconnection, between new technologies and nature. How can we make these necessary extremes meet? Green Screen, the inaugural title of our BESIDE Journals, casts a curious, comical, and commonsense gaze upon this new reality—ours to embrace and to reinvent.

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