Labour writers! Briarpatch is looking for submissions.

Call for submissions — Annual Labour Issue

Queries due July 15.

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our November/December 2013 WORK and LABOUR issue. We are looking for feature articles, essays, investigative reportage, project profiles, interviews, book reviews, humour, artwork, and photography that shed light on all issues related to labour and the struggles of working-class people. In particular, we favour contributions informed by an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial analysis. Briarpatch welcomes submissions from new and experienced writers alike.

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.

Special Note: This May, a feature article on intern organizing in our 2012 Work and Labour issue beat out CBC’s The National and the Ottawa Citizen for a Canadian Association of Journalists award.

Queries are due July 15. 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 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 1500-3000 words) We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement), and cannot guarantee publication.

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