Frequently Asked Questions

How does Blueprint’s open submission call work?
Each month, we present a theme focused around a given issue or topic. Contributors create writing and images based around this theme, which is mailed to submissions@blueprintmagazine.ca, which in turn becomes compiled by Blueprint’s management team into the magazine.

Who can contribute to Blueprint?
Anyone! Everything you see in the magazine was created by freelancing students and community members. Getting printed is as simple as sending your work in. And though we are a student-run publication, submissions from non-students and non-Laurier students are more than welcome.

What can I contribute?
For detailed information on submissions, please refer to our contributor’s guidelines.

Will you accept [insert idea here] as a submission?
Blueprint will not publish product or event reviews, academic theses, bad rants, or celebrity profiles. Aside from that, we’re pretty much open to whatever ideas you may have for submissions. You don’t have to “pitch” an idea to us – just send it in and we’ll consider it for inclusion in the magazine.

It’s past the submission deadline. Can I still send my submission?
We sometimes have room for last minute submissions in the print edition, so it’s worth it to at least send your piece in. Late submissions received before the issue hits the stands will also be considered for inclusion on the website. That being said, please always get your submissions to us as soon as you can!

Why was my submission not published?
If your piece is not included in the print edition, don’t be discouraged. The high number of submissions we receive, combined with the limited number of pages we have to fill, means that only so many articles can make it in. Quality is only one of the many factors that go into the selection process; we look for pieces that balance one another so that many perspectives are covered.

If you would like to discuss a submission, inquire as to why a submission was not published or ask for tips to improve future submissions, do not hesitate to contact editor@blueprintmagazine.ca.

Will you pay me for commission work?
Sorry, but no. Though we accept submissions from professional artists and writers, we are unable to pay you for your work.

I have a question that isn’t frequently asked.
Email editor@blueprintmagazine.ca and we’ll help you out.

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