Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be either anonymous or pseudonymous (using a handle).

Anonymous submissions

Anonymous submissions can be sent to us via the dead letter box on site. As these submissions are unnamed (no handle), no honorariums or writing credits will be given or attributed. This will allow sensitive material to be submitted without exposing whistleblowers, sources, etc. It is very important for us to screen any anonymous submissions carefully for authenticity, plagiarism, and facts.

Anonymous submissions can include raw data and documents with or without commentary, video, audio clips, etc. All content must be factual, legal, and framed in such a way that accurately represents the issues at hand or events that occurred. We all love a good story, but the time for half-truths is over.

Pseudonymous submissions

Pseudonymous submissions can either be emailed or submitted in the same way as anonymous submissions. These submissions must include either a handle or name, and the writer will be eligible for writer’s credit and/or honorarium.

Anyone wishing to submit pseudonymously is invited to send a 20-30 word bio and a summary abstract of a maximum of 100 words. If any source is quoted, facts or dates referenced, statistics used, and references must be cited. For brevity and space consideration, where possible use embedded hyperlinks. Text documents are to be submitted in .odt, .docx, or .rtf format to allow for editing.

All authors submitting with a handle, if selected, must also sign a submission agreement form allowing us to run pieces (this doesn’t need to be a legal name but can be their handle). This would be a first-run-only right, with author retaining full intellectual rights, and right to submit elsewhere. Any graphs, charts and other files must be submitted along with the text file not embedded as to allow for formatting to web content.

We use a double-blind refereeing process and have the right to involve additional readers where required. A re-submission will go to at least one reader, who may or may not be one of the original referees or a subject matter expert. Referees must declare any conflicts of interest or have confirmed that they are indeed at arm’s length from the material.

Types of submissions:

  • Materials for printing and organizing (eg. handbills, posters, decals)
  • Videos or audio files
  • Analysis and argument — 500-3000 words max. (must include sources and follow editorial guidelines)
  • Opinion pieces- 250-2000 words max — must include sources and follow editorial guidelines
  • Subject matter pieces (infosec, community organizing, skillshares, know your local fash, etc) — these will have no set limit but will be edited for brevity and readability