Given our limited resources, we are unable to pay writers for their contributions, although that is our long-term aim. But we want to encourage new writing talent and are always open to receiving article proposals either for the magazine or the website.
A typical Red Pepper article offers background and context to political issues, a challenge to intellectual/political orthodoxy and what the mainstream media are saying, an important story that hasn't been covered elsewhere, or it provokes debate on an important issue for the left.
Most articles published in Red Pepper are written specifically with the magazine in mind, and reflect our style and concerns. Be sure you are familiar with the magazine's political approach before submitting anything for consideration. You are encouraged to submit a synopsis of 100-200 words outlining your article or idea - please do not send large manuscripts or raw articles.
The synopsis should include the following:
What’s the problem with the If campaign? A G8 summit coming to Britain traditionally heralds the launch of a large campaigning coalition of international NGOs. Kai Grachy takes a critical look at the 2013 version: the If campaign
Brushing history against the grain We can’t decipher the present without examining its foundations in the battles of the past, writes Mike Marqusee
Catastrophism: The truth won’t set you free Catastrophism, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen and James Davis, reviewed by Nic Beuret
Brazil: The giant has awoken Matthew Richmond writes on Brazil's growing mass movement
North Korea: War games gone wrong Tim Beal examines the US ‘playbook’ miscalculations that underlie the current US-North Korea crisis
The day Greece’s TVs went dark Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down
Winning at Walmart The OUR Walmart campaign has been shaking up labour organising in the US. As they prepared for their current strike, Alex Wood spent a month with the people behind a new kind of fightback
Toxic gas: why we need to stop fracking Tony Bosworth and Helen Rimmer report on plans to expand fracking across the UK and look at why we need to leave shale gas in the ground