What we publish: Toward Freedom publishes journalism and analysis which offers a progressive perspective on world events. We publish stories that tackle the ins and outs of capitalism and global politics, woven through with coverage of protest movements and popular uprisings. TF is different from other news outlets in the United States because we don’t demand a US angle on the stories we cover. Rather, we’re interested in those hard-to-tell stories that might seem trivial but can reveal something deeper about the world in which we live. We also have a small budget to pay for reviews of books and podcasts as well as translations of articles from around the globe to English.
We would love to publish your work: We welcome articles, interviews, book reviews, and op-eds from seasoned journalists and first-time authors. We prioritize reported stories that include voices from the front lines of struggle and the kitchens of organizers and directly affected folks.
Send us a pitch: If you’d like to write for TF, please send us a brief pitch that captures the tone and expresses the content of the article you are proposing, information about who you plan to interview for the piece, and links to a couple clips of your past work. If you are proposing a translation, please describe the article you wish to translate and why you think it’s important (also, please ensure you have permission to do the translation before pitching). We try and respond to everyone, but please be patient, as we receive more submissions than we can possibly hope to publish.
What we are looking for: We’re after news and analysis pieces on a wide range of topics, from anti-mining activism in South Africa to struggles in defense of the land in the United States; from popular movements in India to feminist revolution in Argentina. The stories need to tie back to the geopolitics that govern the world. Who is really in charge? How can you prove that? We are particularly interested in fostering investigative journalism! Additionally, we are interested in posting pieces from writers directly involved in the movements or issues they’re writing about.
The nitty gritty: TF can pay for shorter, reported pieces (less than 1,000 words) and we have a larger budget for in-depth pieces that feature a greater range of voices and research (1,500 to 3,000 words). We also have a small budget for book reviews (less than 1,000 words) and original translations to English. We are unable to pay for pieces sent on spec—please pitch first.
Reprints: If you have come across or have written an article you think TF should republish, please send it along.
Media contacts: If you wish get in touch with the TF editor or TF writers about their work for any reason, please write to us at Editor AT TowardFreedom DOT org.
Contact: Send all pitches, writing, queries, questions, comments, complaints & otherwise to Editor AT TowardFreedom DOT org.