Special Labour Issue Call for Submissions!

Queries due July 11, 2016.

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our November/December 2016 Labour issue.

We are looking for feature articles, investigative reportage, narrative journalism, interviews, project profiles, comics and graphic texts, book reviews, and photography that shed light on all issues related to labour and the intersectional struggles of working-class people.

All queries are welcome but we would like to highlight special interest in a few topics:

  • feminist and/or gendered labour
  • labour and surveillance
  • Atlantic Canada’s rank-and-file organizing
  • Indigenous labour challenges/victories in the North
  • labour and immigration

We invite unions and other organizations who could use this issue of Briarpatch as an organizing/educational tool to get in touch to discuss opportunities for shared distribution, bulk issue orders, and possible in-kind exchanges.

If your query is accepted, first drafts are due August 15. 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 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 <1,000 words)
$100 – Feature stories, photo essays
$150 – 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.