Published four times per year, SAD Mag is the only magazine dedicated to covering Vancouver’s independent arts and culture from the perspective of local, emerging writers and artists.

Why should you subscribe to SAD Mag? 

Subscriptions to SAD Mag are just $30/year within Canada or $55/year within the United States.

We are completely volunteer-run: 100% of your subscription cost goes toward printing, community programming, and free arts workshops for urban youth.

We work to mentor and support young, emerging writers and artists: for many of our contributors, SAD Mag is their first print publication credit.

We are dedicated to promoting and supporting the queer arts community in Vancouver; in addition to publishing the work of queer writers and artists in each issue, we have also collaborated with organizations such as the Queer Film Festival and Qmunity.

SAD Mag is the only magazine with a mandate to exclusively non-digital art work, as we are committed to preserving the art of film photography.

We’re keeping print alive! Whenever you get depressed about the state of media publishing, just remember that your subscription is helping to keep a non-profit arts organization alive in the most expensive city in the country! That deserves a pat on the back.

We also sell individual recent back issuesSo if you missed the chance to grab a copy of a recent SAD Mag when it was on the stands, or you don’t live near a retailer, you can grab a copy for just $10.00– the cover price– including shipping! Because we’re nice like that.

Purchase a Subscription! – $30 (1 year), $55 (2 years), or $80 (3 years)

Purchase a single back issue – $10

Institutions – 1 year (4 issues) – $50

SAD Mag is also available at the following retailers:

Greater Vancouver

Indigo on Robson
788 Robson St, Vancouver BC

Indigo on Granville
2505 Granville St, Vancouver BC

Pulp Fiction
2422 Main St, Vancouver, BC
1830 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC

Nouvelle Nouvelle
209 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC

Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium
1238 Davie Street, Vancouver BC

1460 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC

Indigo Marine
1025 Marine Drive, North Vancouver BC

Indigo White Rock Grandview Co

Chapters Metrotown

Chapters Langley

Victoria & Islands

Munro’s Books
1108 Government Street, Victoria BC

Bolen Books
#111-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria BC

Chapters Victoria
1212 Douglas Street, Victoria BC

Salt Spring Books
104 McPhillips Avenue, Salt Spring Island BC


Lotus Books Inc
33 S 10th Avenue, Cranbrook BC

Page Books Emporium
1011 Baker Street, Cranbrook BC

Otter Books Inc
398 Baker St, Nelson BC

3400 30th Ave, Vernon BC

Hooked on Books
225 Main St, Penticton BC

Coles Aberdeen Mall
1320 W.Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops BC

Chapters Kamloops
1395 Hillside Drive, Unit 4, Kamloops BC

Elsewhere in Canada

McNally Robinson Booksellers
3130 8th Street East, Saskatoon SK

McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg MB

Chapters St. Vital
1225 St Mary’s Street, Winnipeg MB

The Bookshelf
41 Quebec Street, Guelph ON

Mags & Fags Inc
254 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON

Chapters Bayview Village
2901 Bayview Avenue, #132 Toronto ON

Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

Chapters Queenway
1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke ON

Reads Newsstand
435 King St, Fredericton NB

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