Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Ontario libertarian socialist magazine 'Upping the Anti' is now preparing to produce its seventh edition. Published by the Autonomy and Solidarity group, this magazine often features some fine writing. here is their callout....


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.

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 biographical note.

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
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

For more information about UPPING THE ANTI, visit

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