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.
In our first six issues, we've published articles by and interviews with renowned activists and intellectuals, including Aijaz Ahmad, Himani Bannerji, Grace Lee Boggs, Ward Churchill, Michael Hardt, John Holloway, Sunera Thobani, and many more.
We have covered a wide variety of topics including Palestine solidarity activism, the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary anti-war movement, trans politics and anti-capitalism, Indigenous solidarity, contemporary feminist organizing, and activist burnout.
In every issue, activists and organizers reflect on the state of contemporary organizing in Canada. We publish theoretical and critical articles, interviews and roundtables. UPPING THE ANTI also includes a book review section where activists assess new writing on the Left.
*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS*
We are currently looking for story ideas for ISSUE SEVEN, which will be released in October of 2008. If you have an idea for a story you would like to see published in our journal, please send us a one page pitch by Monday, April 14, 2007. 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
Before submitting a pitch, we encourage you to read back issues in order to familiarize yourself with the kind of writing that we publish. We also encourage you to have a look at the UPPING THE ANTI writer's guide, which can be downloaded at uppingtheanti.org
Pitches should be for original stories that have not been submitted or published elsewhere. We discourage simultaneous submissions. Please do not send us a pitch that you have simultaneously sent to another publication.
Although we will consider all pitches, we are especially interested in stories about 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
We will review your pitch and provide you with feedback.
After a pitch has been approved, writers are expected to submit their story by deadline. Deadline for first drafts for ISSUE SEVEN is July 1, 2008.
Please submit all pitches and direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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