Freedom newspaper is the longest running anarchist news publication in the UK and the only general nationwide anarchist newspaper currently in regular circulation. As of October 2011 we became a monthly publication – 24-page edition with new sections, features, more colour and an improved format and we are looking for new people with fresh ideas to write for the paper.
Not only is it an excellent opportunity to get your ideas, thoughts and opinions into print and out into the real world, it also offers a chance to develop and refine your writing skills, report on the activities you are involved in, or promote the group you are a member of. We accept any original articles as long as they are politically relevant and informative, interesting or entertaining.
Send article submissions, queries or questions about the paper to
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
Because of space limitation we have a regulated word count for articles. Below are the current categories for submitting articles to the paper. We welcome all contributions.
450 words or 250 words [small article]
Anything that would be of interest happening in the world right now. Current political and social affairs from a radical perspective, examples of grassroots effective action, workplace and community issues, political activism, news about the activities of anarchist and radical groups. Includes international news.
» Education backlash
» Deaths in detention centres
» Fracking ’ell
Extended and more indepth news articles, covering current events and social/political situations. Can be specialised but still needs to be accessible to the general reader.
» Occupation of Wall Street
» Norway massacre – an anarchist perspective
» In defence of trade unionism
2500 words or 1500 words
Long extended articles that cover all the various Freedom categories including interviews, theoretical pieces, political analysis or history.
» Anarchism in the Philippines
» Kropotkin and radical environmentalism
» Interview with education activist
Articles that relate to anarchist history, important political events in the past, or defining moments in recent history.
» Genoa G8 – ten years on
» 1926 General Strike
» Murray Bookchin in London
Politically defined ideas based on the wealth of intellectual knowledge anarchism and radicalism historically contain.
Personal reflections, opinions, or responses to current state of affairs, or things going on within radical circles
450 words, 250 words or 100 words [small article]
A place to promote, advertise or report back on your political activity, your groups’ actions, publications or events
800 words or 250 words [small article]
Cultural and lifestyle section. Book, film, music and tv reviews. Reports, analysis or simply feedback about current aspects of the culture industry.
» Films: Never Let Me Go and Biutiful
» Books: The World That Never Was, Alex Butterworth
» Televison: The Promise (Channel 4)
500 words or 250 words [small article]
Mainstream sport from a radical perspective, grassroots activity or radicals involved in sport.
» It’s kicking off
» Punk football
» Kicking against the rich: Real world cup tournament
If you are a radical artist, involved in an art project, or just looking for somewhere to exhibit your work contact the art editor via email address to talk about running a feature of your work.
Writing articles for the website
The news section of the website is updated daily. We welcome anybody contributing original articles to the site especially time relevant ones. Word length is not an issue for website articles although we ask for 250 words minimum. Email articles for the website to:
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
Tel/fax: 020 7247 9249
Freedom Press Distribution (for trade book orders) firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone the shop for bundles to sell at 50% discount.
Note that we also have a special ‘supporter’ sub rate. You can also use the Standing Order form to ensure that your subscription always gets paid on time, or if you want to make a regular donation to Freedom. For more details contact: email@example.com