What we publish: Toward Freedom publishes journalism that tackles 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 U.S. angle on the stories we cover. Rather, we’re interested in those hard-to-tell stories that provide insight on how power works throughout the world. We prioritize reportage that includes voices from the front lines of struggles. 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. We also publish reviews of books, films and music. We welcome pitches from seasoned journalists and first-time authors. Please pitch an idea before submitting a draft.

What we do not currently publish: Personal essays, opinions and other non-reported pieces.

How to get started:

If you’d like to report for TF, please send a brief pitch that:

  • explains the relevancy of the article along with a few supporting facts;
  • provides information about reporting you’ve already done or who you plan to interview for the piece;
  • tells us about you; and
  • links to work that demonstrate your experience.

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 (2,000 to 3,000 words). We also have a small budget for reviews (less than 1,000 words). We are unable to consider pieces sent on spec—please pitch first.

Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to everyone. Please give us up to 3 days before you pitch the idea to another publisher.

Contact: Send all pitches, writing, queries, questions, comments and otherwise to Editor AT TowardFreedom DOT org.

Media requests: If you wish get in touch with the TF editor or contributors, please write to us at Editor AT TowardFreedom DOT org.