Contribute to The Peak!

As SFU’s independent student newspaper, The Peak is open to contributions from all current SFU students. We have 13 editors and additional staff members helping us put the pages together. We can only publish what we have, after all. And we want to publish you.

It’s not just writing — a newspaper also needs photographers, illustrators, comics for the humour section, and multimedia assistants as well. However you want to get involved, we’ve got something fun for you to do.

Please note we only accept contributions from current SFU students. Please submit articles on Google Docs. Due to a high volume of emails, only pitches that are considered for publication will receive a response. We may also provide some guidance or ask additional questions to get a sense of which direction you’re planning to take the piece in, but unfortunately do not have the capacity to respond to each submission. 

Getting started

The best way to get your feet wet is to come by our collective meetings. Reach out to one of our lovely editorial staff or to find out how you can join.

At collective meetings, we discuss announcements and issues pertinent to current and prospective contributors and preview the content for next week’s paper. All of our editors are present at meetings. If you’re not sure how you want to get involved, coming to collective is an good way to introduce yourself find out more about what we do here.

If you’re not able to make it, the next best thing is to email the editor of the section that you want to write for, or you can also email if you’re still undecided on how would you like to get involved. All you need to mention is that you’re interested in contributing to The Peak, and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Write as much or as little as you are able to manage. We understand that our writers are also students!

Still have questions? Check out our Contributor and Illustration Guidelines!

Getting paid, son

Contributors get paid depending on the type of article. Cartoons, illustrations, and photos have their own individual pay scales.

All editorial and staff positions are paid a weekly stipend, and are re-hired every semester.

On occasion, The Peak needs to hire a new promotions coordinator or a distribution coordinator. All of these openings are advertised in The Peak, so keep reading!