Call for Submissions!

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our September/October issue. We are looking for feature articles, provocative essays, investigative reportage, interviews, profiles, reviews, humour, and photography rooted in an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist analysis. If you’ve got a story in mind, we want to hear your pitch!

Queries on any and all topics are welcome but we would like to highlight interest in:

  • visions of the future
  • youth (un)employment | youth mental health | youth radicalism
  • racialized policing in Canada
  • critical perspectives on the politics of the guaranteed basic income and/or the welfare state

Queries are due May 8, 2015. If your query is accepted, first drafts will be due by June 10. Your query should outline what ground your contribution will cover, list the interviews you plan to do, give an estimated word count, and indicate your relevant experience or background in writing about the issue. If you would like insight into how to write a successful query, there is an example with explanations here. If you haven’t written for Briarpatch before, please provide a brief writing sample.

Please review our submission guidelines before sending your query to editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

Our standard rates of pay are as follows:

  • $50 – Profiles, short essays, parting shots (generally <1000 words)
  • $100 – Feature stories, photo essays
  • $150 – Research-based articles and investigative reportage (generally 1500-2500 words)

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