Call for Submissions
Race Reflections is piloting a ‘Guest Reflections’ space. Our mission always is to disrupt the way we think about injustice, inequality and oppression. Our contents aim to be more searching, more challenging and more thorough when it comes to thinking about and dismantling structural harm and violence.
We’re looking for: DISRUPTIVE articles and think pieces which can be:
*Literary or creative contributions
*Experiences from the field.
*Relevant book reviews
*Reflective articles, for example, issues related to the disruption of organisational systems, personal experiences, applications of the theory: What has worked? What hasn’t and why? What have you learnt? Or …reflections and reactions to our blog, podcast or events or other reflective pieces on resisting marginalisation.
We welcome pitches on the topics of oppression, injustice, and resistance, preferably written from an intersectional and systemic perspective.
We look forward to hearing from writers located anywhere in the world and are particularly keen to amplify the voices and experiences of people of colour and members of other marginalised communities across the world. At present we can only publish in English.
How to submit
To submit your pitch, email us at membership[at]racereflections.co.uk with “PITCH: working/descriptive title” in the subject line. In 300 words or less explain your idea for the piece, two or three paragraphs should suffice.
These to include in your pitch;
*What your piece is about? Describe the central argument or point you want to get across. It should be original.
*Potential sources and if you have confirmation from interviewees if pitching a journalistic interview-style piece, any other reference material: This can range from previous blog posts to data or information sets, articles, books and literary works.
*Why what you’re writing is important? How will it challenge the status quo? Why do you think it’s a good fit for the Race Reflections blog?
*When can you submit the first draft? How much time will you need to write the draft? After the draft has been returned with comments, how much time will you need to submit the final piece? Propose a timeline within which your writing will be ready for publication.
*Links to work you have previously published (if applicable)
We compensate writers for their work. We offer £100 for 2000-2500 (approximately) words pieces. We aim to honour all payments within 30 days. Please bear in mind, that we are a micro team and occasional delays do occur, however, we do our utmost to pay invoices as quickly as we can. To help speed things up, it helps if you give us as many payment methods as you have access to and are happy to receive payment from, as we can pay via PayPal, credit card and account transfer.
Guidance for writers:
*Pieces can be between 2500 and 3000 words.
*Submissions should be as accessible as possible, not necessarily aimed at specialist readers.
*Politics of recognition, be careful referencing when using other people’s ideas.
*Try to look for sources without paywall protection.
*Please embed any references as hyperlinks into the main body of the text. If this is not possible you can list your references at the end of the article (don’t use an electronic referencing system).
*If you want to use particular image(s), make sure that you have permission to do so and/or that they are available under Creative Common Licensing.
*Please include a short author bio, a photograph and your social media details with your submission.
Please send us your ideas;
To pitch your idea or to arrange a chat, please contact Dionne our Guest Reflections Editor in Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org).