Monitor: Call for Submissions

The Monitor is accepting pitches for our May/June 2021 issue. The theme of the issue is the future of organizing: from protesting to organized labour, the landscape that we are organizing in has radically changed in the past decade. Many of the changes are for the better, pushing communities to become more accountable, more intersectional, more accessible. But other changes, beyond our reach–from the onset of a global pandemic to the increasing sophistication of surveillance culture–challenge our capacity to organize safely. What does the future of organizing look like? We want to hear from you.

What we're looking for

We are looking for feature articles, investigative journalism, illustrations, and book reviews, that are rooted in an intersectional analysis between 700-1,500 words. Your writing style should be accessible (not academic or theoretical). 

The Monitor is committed to gender equity and is actively working to promote work from Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers.

The deadline for pitches is February 15, 2021.

How to pitch

Your pitch should include what topic you want to cover, how you are approaching it (style, content) and your estimated word count. Please also include your relevant experience and background in writing about this topic. Pitches should be sent to [email protected].

If you have not written for the Monitor before, please provide a link to a short writing sample.

If your pitch is accepted, first drafts are due March 15, 2021. We reserve the right to edit your work.

We aim to reply to every pitch–including those that we can’t accommodate right now. However, because of time constraints, we may not be able to respond to everyone. If you don’t hear back within two weeks of the pitch deadline, please assume that we were unable to accept your pitch.

We encourage you to keep reading the Monitor and pitch us again in the future!