Originally published on the Leftist Critic blog on June 19, 2018.
For all of you, many whom seem to be in the Western world and others who aren’t, here are some good alternative media outlets to submit articles to!
They define themselves as “a website that provides news, analysis, and culture from a Communist perspective, featuring content that is relevant to the struggle against imperialism and for a revolutionary transformation of society.” They are connected to RAIM (Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism Movement), which is Third Worldist. I’m not Third Worldist myself, but it is a good platform. Yo email your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they have some requirements:
Anti-Imperialism.org is seeking writers in order to keep up with demand for articles. If you think you have what it takes (and assuming you are familiar with the general political line expressed here), please send an email to the above address. Attach your essay or article to the email as a seperate file, or include the full text in the body of the email for review.
So far, I’ve been published there 7 times:
- U$ Imperialists Torpedo Opportunity for “Positive Changes” on Korean Peninsula
- “Free trade” and the CPTPP: a Capitalist Feast on the Global Proletariat
- Armed resistance, “gun control,” and inherent capitalist violence
- The protests and beyond: the days forward for the Iranian proletariat
- Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe: The Coup, Mnangagwa, and Western capitalism
- A Study of Dennis Rodman’s “Basketball Diplomacy”
- “Massive, dangerous and wasteful”: US Imperialism Re-positions Itself in Syria
They define themselves as “an internet newsletter dedicated to challenging the distortions and lies of the corporate press and the privileged classes it serves.” They have specific requirements for their submissions but seem slow to respond:
Dissident Voice (DV) welcomes your article submissions. Please send them to gro.eciovtnedissid@snoissimbus. Editors receive submissions from this email. Please do not send to individual editors as this might cause non-reception or a delay in publication.
Word length isn’t a real issue, but please don’t send us an encyclopedia-size work. Multi-part articles are acceptable. DV reserves the right to edit for length and clarity.
Starting immediately DV will publish new articles six days a week. Sunday will be devoted to DV’s Poetry on Sunday page. Poems selected for publication will usually be based on social justice and peace. Please note that poetry submissions should not be more than 400 words.
DV is interested in publishing articles on domestic and international politics; culture and the arts; satire; book, film, and music reviews.
We often receive more articles than we can accommodate, and cannot therefore publish everything. If a submission is rejected for posting, please do not get discouraged about sending future work. There are a number of reasons why we may forgo posting a submission, quality of work isn’t necessarily the only one. Time constraints do not allow us to respond to you with reasons why a particular piece may have been rejected. Previous success in getting a submission published does not guarantee publication of future work.
Article(s) should be pasted in the body of an e-mail using simple text format (or attached as a doc.-, rtf.-type file). Any links within the article should be embedded in the text by the writer before submission. Preferably, submit also as an HTML file. Please put “Article Submission” in the subject field of any e-mail submission. For security reasons, DV does not accept any other attachment formats unless the author first communicates directly with the editors.
All articles must include a brief bio line. Let us know if you do or don’t want your e-mail address to be posted in the bio (unless we hear otherwise, we assume including it so readers may respond directly to you).
Please include a title/headline for your submission. The editors suck in coming up with them, and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed in our choice.
Please let us know if there are any accompanying pictures or graphics, and specify any special text formatting needs. If there are citations or references to other work available on the web, please send along with URLs. Footnotes are cool. They should appear as follows: , , etc, with the full reference(s) at the end of the article (we’ll create linkable footnotes).
On topics, such as politics and history, among others, Wikipedia is considered a dubious source. As much as possible, it is best to use another credible source in one’s submissions. Quotations from quotation pages are also considered a dubious source. Whenever possible, please source your quotations to a primary document, manuscript, book, journal, other media, or speech.
Please do proofread your work before sending it in: check your grammar, spelling, look for typos, etc. The more editing we have to do, the longer it takes for us to post your work … if we decide to at all. We don’t mind fixing problems after a piece has been posted, but it can be a pain. If you write us about an amendment, please highlight the change requested because the editors prefer not to have to reformat an entire submission again. Amendments to the substance of an article will be signalled by an update at top of article.
If you are submitting on behalf of another party, such submission should include approval from the writer for publication at DV.
DV will try to fact check articles as time permits, but that time is very limited, so please fact check your work and get ‘em straight. It’s your credibility after all.
It is understood that articles published in Dissident Voice do not necessarily reflect the views of its editors or all contributing writers. Conversely, statements and positions by the editor do not necessarily reflect the views of DV contributing writers.
Writers retain full copyright control of their work.
Thank you very much for considering Dissident Voice as a venue for your work. It is very much appreciated.
So far, I’ve been published there eight times:
- The Illegal Entity of Rojava and Imperial “Divide and Rule” Tactics
Part 2 of 2 part series: “A Liberated Area in the Middle East”?: Western Imperialism in Rojava
- “A Liberated Area in the Middle East”?: Western Imperialism in Rojava
Part 1 of a 2 part series
- Bouncing Back Against the Corruption of Science in Capitalist Society
Part 2 of a 2-part series: The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
- The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
Part 1 of 2
- “Mr. Madison’s War”: An Imperialist War of Conquest
Part Two of a Two Part Series
- The Road to War in 1812: Imperialism, Empire, and the Proletariat
Part One of a Two Part Series
- The Immigrant Proletariat, the Muslim Ban, and the Capitalist Class
- Brutal US Colonialism in Puerto Rico: “No ambition to oppress them”?
They define themselves as “an international e- journal focusing on current political issues in Eurasia and beyond…sharing alternative outlooks and providing new edge analysis of the situation in the global ‘hot spots’.” They have relatively simple submission guidelines:
- Newsworthy: there must be a news hook to your article, and a clearly stated reason that your topic is likely to attract readers by an informed audience that follows the issue.
- Length: your article should be no more than 1,000 words. We occassionally accept longer texts cut in chapters.
- Unique angle: stories must differ from news already published in the English-language media. Stick to a specific angle and avoid cluttering the article with multiple themes. Go in-depth with coverage and analysis not found in mainstream media outlets.
- Local context: seek out local perspectives and sources not well represented in the media. However, your story must not be simply a collection of quotes; it must include your own contextualization and analysis.
- Sources and facts: analyses and reports must be based on facts and quotes from sources, and all referenced information must be cited and linked. Even analytical or opinion pieces should be fact-driven. Every quote or fact should be linked back to the original, primary source.
- Clear writing: avoid jargon, metaphors and clichés. If you have heard a phrase a hundred times, don’t use that phrase. Employ active voice and clear, concise, direct sentences and paragraphs.
- Self-edit: thoroughly proof your work before submitting, removing grammatical errors and typos, and checking facts. Submit the article “ready to go” and do not expect editors to do your job. The best article is one that needs almost no editing
Its been a while since I’ve published there, with my one and only article titled “Trump and the “Ruskies”” but perhaps I’ll give it another whirl!
Climate and Capitalism
They have very loose requirements:
If you have an article you think might be appropriate for Climate & Capitalism, please send it to ecosocialism[at]gmail[dot]com. If it has previously been published elsewhere on the web, please send a link rather than the article itself.
We wish we could respond to every submission, but our limited resources make that impossible. We will reply if we plan to publish your article or or if we think it could be publishable with changes.
If we don’t publish your submission, it isn’t necessarily because we don’t like it. Many otherwise excellent submissions don’t make it to the site simply because (a) they don’t fit our current needs; or (b) they cover subjects we have recently dealt with; or (c) we have more submissions on hand than we can deal with in the time we have available.
I haven’t been published there yet, but I hope to!
Global Research Centre
Send submissions to email@example.com
They have very specific requirements:
Global Research welcomes submissions of news and feature articles. The latter consist of opinion articles, analytical articles as well as detailed research reports on important topics. Longer articles should not normally exceed 1500 words.
Sources and references should be indicated where applicable with a view to ensuring a high degree of accuracy. For web based references, hyperlink text of main sources should also be indicated where applicable to enable readers to access key online documents. Kindly avoid long url addresses in the text and/or in the notes.
Texts must be carefully edited prior to submission. Contributors are requested to submit a final draft. Revisions and/or updates to the text of the article will not be added once the article is published.
Global Research has the discretion to edit articles and undertake minor modifications prior to publication.
While Global Research welcomes broad political critique and analysis, we do not publish polemics directed against individual authors.
Articles should be sent in the body of your email message, an attached word document and/or a url linking to the article.
With regard to style and format: single space default font, same size default font throughout, no paragraph indentation, indentation of quotes with “quotation marks”, line space between paragraphs and paragraph headings, paragraph headings in lower case bold left justified.
Notes at the end of the article. Please do not use CAPS (in text or title) or underline.
End notes should be entered under the heading Notes.
The notes should conform to a recognized style format pertaining to books, articles, new reports, etc.: author, title, source of publication, date.
Endnote numbering should be entered as text to allow for easy conversion, rather than encrypted (with a hyperlink) as in a word document.
Do not, however attach hyperlinks to endnote numerals. For endnote numbering, use Arabic numerals (184.108.40.206.5) rather than Roman (i, ii, iii…). The text of the submission should appear in text form in the body of the email message.
Text as well as sources/references can be hyperlinked in the body of the article.
Kindly do not display long url addresses in the text. Hyperlinked references should be embedded in the text as well as in relation to titles and name of journals, reviews, in the notes at the foot of the article
The article should include a short biographical blurb (1-3 sentences) on the author (including affiliation) at the foot of the article in italics, with the author’s name in bold. If the author is using a pen name, this should be clearly indicated in the byline.
While shorter articles, including news items, are often published on the same day, following their submission, for longer detailed feature articles, the editorial review may take several days. Longer articles should not normally exceed 1500 words.
Photos and images in articles must be carefully checked for copyright. Credits and source of images (where applicable) must be indicated.
Due to the high volume of emails, we are not able to acknowledge individual submissions or communicate editorial decisions. All articles published by Global Research will include an author’s copyright note, with a link where applicable to the author’s blog and/or original source.
Haven’t been published there yet, but we’ll see.