Understorey is a non-profit magazine produced in partnership with the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.

Our vision is to sustain a relevant, accessible, diverse and aesthetically beautiful venue that supports and empowers women through self-expression.

We are committed to paying every contributor while maintaining an open-access website. We pride ourselves on responding to all submissions and providing editorial feedback and mentorship to new and emerging writers.

Understorey Magazine is wholly funded by grants and donations. We aim to devote most of our time to creating a fabulous magazine (rather than searching for funds) and welcome donations of any amount. Tax receipts are available for donations over $20.

To make a donation by cheque, please note on the cheque that the donation is designated for Understorey Magazine/AMI and forward to:

University Advancement
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS
B3M 2J6

To make a donation online, visit Under the drop-down menu titled “Please direct my gift to,” select “Other” and type “Understorey Magazine/AMI” in the blank.

Thank you very much for your support!