Guest Editor

Briarpatch welcomes Yutaka Dirks as the special guest editor for the annual labour issue!

Yutaka is long-time contributor to Briarpatch and a former coordinator of our Writing in the Margins creative writing contest. Yutaka is a writer and tenants rights organizer whose work can also be found in Alberta Views, THIS,, Ricepaper Magazine, the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and elsewhere. His article about the fight for $15 from the 2015 labour issue of Briarpatch was a finalist for the Canadian Association of Journalists/CAW Award for Labour Reporting. He has a certificate in editing from New York University’s School of Professional Studies.

Please submit pitches for stories, essays, and art for the labour issue by July 3 to [email protected].