We are a weekly journal of left/liberal opinion, covering national and international affairs as well as the arts publishing in both print and digitally.
We run comments (approximately 750 words), which are brief analyses of news developments, e.g., a Supreme Court decision or a change of government in Mexico; and articles (typically 1500-2500 words), which combine reporting and analysis to provide in-depth looks at issues and investigative reports (usually 2000 to 6000 words).
On the domestic front, we are particularly interested in civil liberties, civil rights, labor, economics, environmental, privacy and policing and feminist issues and politics. Because we have readers all over the country, it’s important that stories have national significance. In our foreign affairs coverage, we are interested in pieces on international political, economic and social developments. We are strongly committed to investigative reporting.
Queries can be sent using our online form.
Our standard payment for a comment is $250; for an article $$500 depending on length. Payment for arts pieces is dependent on length; generally $250 and up. In special cases, we will do all we can to assist writers in obtaining research grants to make ambitious projects possible.
Please do not phone with queries as we will only ask you in that case to submit a written query.
Please see our Poetry Submission Guidelines.