Strikewave Publication is a publication and newsletter that covers the latest of the shop floor struggle. They encourage all submissions related to specific struggles, strategic questions in labor, or the state of work in the United States and abroad.
They particularly encourage pieces that connect worker struggles to big picture questions about worker power and the state of the labor movement, and encourage contributions that speak to issues faced by younger workers, contingent workers, and the unorganized.
Their goal is to support reporting and commentary on the labor movement. They try work from a militant perspective, support freelance labor journalism, and to fairly compensate authors for their labor.
What They Are Looking For?
They publish analysis, reported essays, interviews, and longform articles from an explicitly militant pro-labor, pro-worker perspective. They look for pieces between 800 and 1,200 words that focus on the state of labor in the U.S. and abroad, strategy, and specific labor struggles. Longer pieces can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Some examples of the pieces they have published include: a news story about how teachers’ unions are ensuring their members are vaccinated against COVID; and a Q&A with the head of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades about how the PRO Act would expand workers’ right to collectively bargain.
They especially welcome ideas about topics or ideas that are not often written about.
Submission Guidelines For Strikewave Publication
- They accept pitches at [email protected]. Strikewave Publication prefers pitches to complete pieces, and will reply within two weeks. Once they accept your pitch, please send them a Google document with edit permissions, or a Microsoft Word .doc or .docx.
- Your pitch should include; what your piece and hook is, why the piece is timely, potential sources, any relevant existing coverage of the topic, and one or two previously published pieces (if possible) if they have not worked with you before.
- All manuscripts should be between 800 and 1200 words. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.
- They work collaboratively with contributors. Upon confirmation of a pitch or commission, they will confirm the rate, send deadlines and a contract. They will also pair contributors with an assignment editor.
- Contributors will work with an assignment editor taking primary responsibility for content and style edits.
- Your pieces will also receive copy editing before publication.
They pay a minimum rate of $400 per submission, and will pay more for commissioned pieces on a case-by-case basis.
More questions? Please visit their website.