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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Applied Arts prize for Entire Publication Design – single, 2022

IDEA silver medal for BESIDE issue 11

ADC Annual Awards Nominations for Full Magazine, Magazine Story, and Design for Good Publication, 2022

National Magazine Awards Nominations for Best Magazine (news, business, and general interest) and Artistic Direction Grand Prix, 2022

Stack Magazine Awards Nomination for Best use of photography, 2019

Art Direction Grand Prix, National Magazine Awards, 2019-2020-2021

Grafika Award, 2017

  • 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
  • Philip Cheung, photojournalist
  • Magnus Nilsson, chef
  • Alexis Pauline Gumbs, poet
  • Sandor Ellix Katz, food writer and activist
  • Jenna Wortham, podcast host and culture writer
  • David Zilber, food scientist and author
  • Sarah Cox, investigative journalist

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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  • George Etheredge
  • Nadine Sander-Green
  • Klaus Pichler
  • Khoa Lê
  • Naomi Skwarna
  • and many more.

Issue 13, release date: November 3rd, 2022

Home can mean many things: a comfortable dwelling, a familiar landscape, the smell of a favourite meal. But home isn’t simply the place you come from or where you live—it’s a shared desire for deeper roots, better nourishment, and a greater sense of belonging.

Making home is a creative process that requires vision and heart. In this issue of BESIDE, we explore the ways that home expands beyond four walls and takes root in the communities and environments of which we are a part.

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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.