Guidelines for submissions

Our priority is to focus on stories that are ignored or misrepresented in the mainstream media.  To this end, we seek well-researched news stories, serious analyses of issues confronting our communities and accounts of personal experiences or reflections by local authors.  We also consider poetry, graphics, cartoons and articles that challenge conventional journalism.

We discourage writing where a key point is stated as fact that is unproven or in serious dispute.  Once we receive a submission, we may choose to publish it or not.  Articles that relate to the month’s theme will have preference, but other topics are also welcome, as usual.  Editing that extends beyond that needed for clarity will be reviewed with the author.

Submissions should:

  • Offer a unique progressive perspective in line with the theme
  • Appeal to local and regional readers
  • Range between 750-1200 words
  • Include a one- or two-line bio of the author
  • Include an email address for contacts if you wish
  • Be sent as an email attachment in word to with the word “submission” in the subject line

Theme for the January 2018 issue:

The theme for WIP’s January 2018 issue is prison—with specific topics ranging from issues with the criminal justice system in the US to prisons of our mind, ideological traps that function as conceptual prisons and forms of social control. We welcome diverse approaches to the topic of prisons so long as they are aimed at engaging WIP readers as a community of progressive thinkers in this region.

We want to hear from you!