Field Notes celebrates the creativity, perspectives, and strategies of everyday organizers who are pushing us toward a world where a truly just, multiracial democracy is possible.
We are looking for deep dives into organizing efforts or arts & cultural initiatives, interviews, and essays, including photo essays. These three content themes are our current focus:
Care is the Antidote to Violence
The carceral system is frequently presented as the only solution to myriad social challenges. This theme highlights projects, initiatives, or ideas that shift how we imagine harm and its consequences. What efforts are underway to move us towards repair, healing, and accountability and away from punishment?
Movements that advance supremacist and exclusionary views have gained momentum globally. How are organizers, cultural workers, thinkers, and advocates disrupting supremacy ideologies and their influence on democratic institutions?
The U.S. has a long way to go before becoming a true multiracial democracy. How are organizers, cultural workers, and advocates creating opportunities for civic engagement beyond voting? We would be excited to read pieces that show us what democracy looks like and challenges the limits of our political imagination.
Call for Submissions
Our next call for submissions is live.
We're looking for stories that showcase care, resilience, and ingenuity in addressing the biggest issues of today.
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Pitches accepted until December 22nd, local time.