About Briarpatch

Briarpatch is an award-winning magazine of politics and culture. Fiercely independent and proudly polemical, Briarpatch offers original reporting, insight, and analysis from a grassroots perspective. As a reader-supported publication, Briarpatch is not just devoted to reporting on social movements — it’s committed to building them.

Since 1973, Briarpatch has been publishing committed journalism and critical commentary from its home in Regina, Saskatchewan. Beholden only to its readers, Briarpatch defies the false consensus of the corporate media, adhering, as Avi Lewis says, to “independence and ferocity in equal measure.”

“…fresh, imaginative and tough. This is writing by free thinkers for free thinkers. Canadians are lucky to have a magazine so committed to truth, justice and inspiration.”
— Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“…lively, irreverent, informative.”
— Noam Chomsky

“…an impassioned piece of Canadian craftsmanship.”
— Utne Reader

Briarpatch is published bimonthly by Briarpatch Incorporated, an independent non-profit organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. Briarpatch is a member of the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association and the staff are members of SJB-RWDSU Local 568.

Briarpatch is printed by union labour on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper using vegetable-based ink.

Readers who wish to write for Briarpatch are encouraged to approach us with story ideas. Briarpatch welcomes (indeed, depends upon) the assistance of volunteers and financial donors.

Opinions expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the Briarpatch board or staff. Please contact us before reprinting articles from the magazine (we rarely say no).

For more information on how to reach us, visit our Contact Us page.

Briarpatch Magazine acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.