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In contrast to the mainstream media, Red Pepper's content comes directly from an international network of writers based in the alternative movements for radical social and environmental change.

January 1, 2007 · 2 min read

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 subject or story you plan to cover
  • what kind of article it is (ie, news, comment, essay, review)
  • if a comment or essay piece, its main argument
  • where it will fit best in the magazine (eg, is it a feature? A Know Your Enemy piece? A Natural Born Rebel? etc)
  • a clear sense of your planned approach, tone and style
  • your full contact details
  • whether you have published articles in other magazines or publications

    If we are interested in your proposal, we will contact you with suggestions on how to proceed and give you a deadline.

    Please be aware that if we accept a piece, we cannot guarantee a particular issue in which it will be published or whether it will be in the magazine or on the website.

    Red Pepper often does not have the resources to reply to each writer individually. If you do not hear from us please assume that the editors have decided not to pursue your proposal.

    To submit a proposal email submissions[at]redpepper.org.uk or write to Red Pepper, 44-48 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7JP



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    Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

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    The age of environmental breakdown

    There is only a small window of opportunity to prevent further catastrophic change, writes Lesley Rankin.

    Zero-tariff Brexit: Another step towards Singapore-on-Thames?

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