Upping the Anti is currently looking for story ideas for ISSUE ELEVEN, which will be released in OCTOBER of 2010. If you have an idea for a story you would like to see published, please send a one page pitch by Sunday, June 13, 2010. In addition to the pitch, please submit a short writing sample (max 1,000 words).
In your pitch, please provide a brief description of the topic of your investigation, your main questions, an account of how you will address these questions, as well as a brief biographical note.
Before submitting a pitch, read back issues in order to familiarize yourself with the kind of writing published. Look at the UPPING THE ANTI writer’s guide, which can be downloaded at http://uppingtheanti.org.
Pitches should be for original stories that have not been submitted or published elsewhere. Please do not send a pitch that you have simultaneously sent to another publication.
Editors especially interested in stories about the current economic crisis, contemporary labour organizing, feminism and women’s struggles, dis/ability, international solidarity work, mobilization strategies, marxism and anarchism in the 21st Century, activist interventions in art and culture, and struggles around questions of sex and sexuality.
After a pitch has been approved, writers are expected to submit their story by deadline. Deadline for first drafts for ISSUE ELEVEN is July 20, 2010.
UPPING THE ANTI: A JOURNAL OF THEORY AND ACTION is a radical journal published twice a year by a pan-Canadian collective of activists and organizers. We are dedicated to publishing radical theory and analysis about struggles against capitalism, imperialism, and all forms of oppression. A few articles by and interviews
with renowned activists and intellectuals include Aijaz Ahmad, Himani Bannerji, Grace Lee Boggs, Ward Churchill, Michael Hardt, John Holloway, Sunera Thobani, Andrea Smith, and many more.
Issue Ten, available this month, will include AK Thompson on Avatar and the co-option of capitalism, Tom Keefer on Marxism and Indigenous struggles, Dimitris Dalakoglou and Antonis Vradis on the spatial legacies of the Athens uprising. The issue will also feature interviews with Andrea Smith on building unlikely alliances, Patrick Bond on climate justice and anti-capitalism, Nandita Sharma and Jessica Yee on sex work, migration and anti-trafficking and roundtables on radical media, ex-cops resisting police, and student occupations in the United States.
A wide variety of topics have been covered, including Palestine solidarity activism, trans politics and anti-capitalism, anti-war activism, Indigenous solidarity, contemporary feminist organizing, and activist burnout.
Please submit all pitches and direct all queries to email@example.com
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