Canadian non-profit publisher The Walrus Foundation has relaunched its online version of The Walrus magazine as TheWalrus.ca. Formerly TheWalrus.com, which won best digital design at the Canadian National Magazine Awards in 2011 and 2012, the new site includes articles from publication as well as exclusive web content like news and videos.
The site, which was designed by Walrus online editor Matthew McKinnon and web developer John Piasetzki, also includes a community aspect such as discussion groups and poetry readings. There is also an e-commerce aspect as users can buy ticket to events, and purchase eBooks and podcasts. The site is optimized for reading on 10-inch tablets and four-inch phones, and its social media-ready.
The magazine is always looking for contributors. Here is more from the site: “If you are a writer interested in contributing to The Walrus, please read the magazine and follow our submission guidelines. Aspiring editors, art directors, developers, and bloggers should have a look at our internship program; advertisers and partners can find dates and rates on our advertising page.”