Up Here (magazine)
|Categories||Regional lifestyle magazine|
|Frequency||12 per year|
|Publisher||Marion Lavigne and Ronne Heming|
|First issue||December 1984|
|Company||Up Here Publishing|
|Based in||Yellowknife, Northwest Territories|
History and profile
The magazine was first published in December 1984. Co-founders Marion Lavigne and Ronne Heming. They head the publisher of the magazine, Up Here Publishing Ltd. Its first editor was Eric Watt, and its current editorial team includes Tim Edwards, Herb Mathisen and Elaine Anselmi as editors, Hannah Eden as photo/video-journalist and John Pekelsky as art director. Rod Raycroft was the art director for the first 26 issues. John Allerston provided layout and illustration for the publications in the early years.
The readership is about 100,000 readers per issue, according to the publishers. Up Here is offered as an in-flight magazine on Canadian North, an airline serving Canada's North.
The magazine exclusively features articles on Canada's North, including the territories north of the 60th parallel, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, as well as areas in Canada's provinces that are part of the Arctic, such as Churchill, Manitoba, or northern and remote, like Atlin, British Columbia, Nunavik in northern Quebec and Nunatsiavut in northern Labrador. Its articles are in the genre of creative non-fiction, and cover social, political, historical, aboriginal, travel and geographical details of Canada's North.
Awards and recognition
Up Here and its publishers and writers have won several awards. In 2010, Up Here was awarded the prestigious Magazine of the Year honours from the National Magazine Awards, as well as its written articles receiving six honourable mentions. In 2004, Lavigne was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the Western Magazine Awards. That same year, then-editor Aaron Spitzer was awarded the Best Article, NWT/Alberta Western Magazine Award for his story, "The Shadow in the Valley." In 2002, former editor Cooper Langford won the Western Magazine Profile Award for his story, "The Fast Runner."
- "Up Here magazine and Up Here Business to be combined into one". Canadian Magazines. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Joanna Karaplis (31 July 2012). The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition. McClelland & Stewart. p. 454. ISBN 978-1-55199-369-0. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "22nd Annual Western Magazine Awards". Retrieved 24 February 2009.
- "20th Annual Western Magazine Awards". Retrieved 24 February 2009.