We are always looking for writing from a critical, anti-imperialist perspective

We welcome shorter commentaries (up to 1,000 words) as well as long-form essays (up to 4,000 words). If you would like to write a series on a particular topic, please divide your series into portions of 1,000-4,000 words each. Brief pitches are preferred, but we will also consider fully drafted articles. In your pitch, please succinctly describe the topic, your argument and conclusions, and your expertise on the issue. We are happy to accept pitches from both new and established writers, with the goal of cultivating a roster of regular contributors.

We generally do not consider articles that have been previously published elsewhere, unless the author is a current or previous contributor to Peripheral Thought (in which case the republishing will be unpaid and attributed to the original source) or the article has been published in languages other than English. We welcome either English translations of these pieces or submissions in the original language. We can work with authors to undertake translation of pieces accepted for publication. For these articles, we will publish both the translation and the piece in its original language.

Other contributions such as  artwork, photographic essays, videos, and more on a case-by-case basis. Those interested in other formats should contact us for further information.

Please send your submissions to our editor: If applicable, attach the full-text piece as a Word document or PDF. We strongly recommend all interested contributors have a WordPress account, as this makes publication and attribution on our website more straightforward. We aim to respond in a timely fashion.

We are currently unable to offer payment for contributions, but it is our objective to do so in the future.

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