Call for Pitches: Labor in the Americas
NACLA Report on the Americas is seeking pitches for articles for our upcoming print issue focusing on labor in the Americas. The accepted pieces will be 2,500-3,500 words, and can take on various formats—articles, interviews, photo essays—that engage with this topic. Note that we accept pieces written in languages other than English, which we will translate into English with the possibility of bilingual publication.
NACLA is a quarterly print magazine that covers politics of Latin America and the Latinx U.S. from a critical leftist perspective. Our mission is to provide information and analysis on the region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States, as tools for education and advocacy—and to foster knowledge beyond borders.
We are seeking articles that address labor issues old and new, including:
- The politics of unionization and unions in the region, from Mexico to Brazil and more
- Labor precarity in the informal sector, in various contexts across the region
- Gender and race-based organizing, such as the unionization of domestic workers in El Salvador
- Transnational labor struggles, such as how working conditions for mega-events like the World Cup reverberate cross-regionally
- How different working class groups are confronting a lack of labor protections, wages, and conditions amid a regional right turn in the context of neoliberalism
- In particular, we are looking for authors to cover labor issues in the Southern Cone and Caribbean, though articles will span across the region.
Send us a brief (250 word) pitch that captures the tone of the article you’d like to write for us by March 12 to Managing Editor Laura Weiss at email@example.com. (You can expect a response within the week thereafter.)
We are interested in articles that examine a specific, narrowly defined topic, and are written in a lively, accessible manner. We give preference to articles that are based on original research and interviews. Please include a link to your previous published work, if possible. We suggest you review our online content and previous issues of the NACLA Report as well as our writers’ guide before you send your pitch. If accepted, articles will be due in mid-August, 2019.
We offer honorariums to freelancers, adjunct professors, and students. More information will be provided if we wish to move forward with your pitch.