Call for submissions (September/October)

Queries due Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our July/August 2018 issue.

We are looking for feature articles, investigative reportage, narrative journalism, interviews, project profiles, comics and graphic texts, book reviews, and photo-essays that are rooted in anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, feminist struggle. Take a look at our back issues to see what we’re recently covered.

If your query is accepted, first drafts are due June 6, 2018, with an intensive collaborative editing process lasting until about the second week of July.

Your query should outline what ground your contribution will cover, give an estimated word count, and indicate your relevant experience or background in writing about the issue. If you haven’t written for Briarpatch before, please provide a brief writing sample.

Please review our submission guidelines and a guide on improving your pitch before sending your query to pitch AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

Our rates are as follows:

$75 – Profiles, short essays, parting shots (generally <1,000 words)
$150 – Feature stories, photo essays
$225 – Research-based articles and investigative reportage (generally 1,500–2,500 words)

We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement), and cannot guarantee publication.

Until April 20, we are also accepting submissions for the Andrea Walker prize for writing on women’s and nonbinary people’s health. The winner will recieve $400 and their pitch be developed into a feature article, to be published in the September/October issue.