NACLA Call for Pitches: Central America’s Uncertain Future

Call for Pitches: Central America's Uncertain Future

Write for NACLA's Winter 2020 issue!

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Central America has popped up more regularly in mainstream news in the past few years. Big migration stories—from the 2014 child migration phenomenon to the 2018 Central American exodus and 2019 family separation crisis—have driven much of this coverage. Beyond the news cycle, the deep structural issues remain a constant, even when international attention turns elsewhere.

Central America is a region in crisis. But as social movements remind us in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, crises also widen the cracks in fractured systems.

In the Winter 2020 issue of the NACLA Report, out in print in December, we are interested in exploring Central America's uncertain future—broadly conceived—through the lenses of a failed neoliberal consensus, multiple forms of violence, climate chaos, institutional failures, daily life in untenable conditions, and more. Continue reading here

To submit, please send a brief pitch (250 words) outlining the thrust and tone of your proposed piece by June 8 to managing editor Heather Gies at We will respond to pitches by June 15. Drafts of accepted pieces (2,500-3,500 words) will be due late August 2020.