Work and Labour Issue: Call for Submissions

Queries due July 9.

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our November/December 2012 work and labour issue.

If you’ve got a story to share, then we want to hear from you. We are looking for articles, essays, investigative reportage, news briefs, project profiles, interviews, book reviews, poetry, humour, artwork & photography that shed light on issues related to labour and the struggles of working-class people. We are particularly interested in contributions informed by an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression analysis. Briarpatch welcomes submissions from new writers and seeks to publish voices often marginalized from mainstream publications.

We also 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.

Queries are due July 9. If your query is accepted, first drafts are due August 16. 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 rebecca 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 1500-3000 words)

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