Ideas Worth Repeating
Subversas is looking for ideas still floating beneath the surface of the zeitgeist. Even more than new ideas, we’re interested in pieces that explore new ways of doing things. New ways of connecting with other human beings. We are seeking political essays on hard truths that need repeating, and amazing art you can’t shut up about.
That conversation you have late at night that makes you say, yes, exactly, that. Why is no one talking about that? Let this publication be your megaphone for that.
Yes, we want to hear about stuff happening on the ground, but we also want to hear what you think about it. Are people making the same mistakes as in the 60s? Are they running into the same snags again and again? Or are new things really coming out of what’s being done? How? Why?
- political essays
- performance art
- media criticism
- fun ways to subvert authority
- stories and advice about grassroots organizing
- political criticism that doesn’t take itself so seriously
- historical context for current American politics
- explanations of why something people aren’t talking about matters
- plans for direct action
- interviews with the kinds of people who make us want to take action
- essays that focus on the social context of pop culture
- explanations of why you love that band/genre/album you can’t stop listening to
Bonus points for humor.
Earn your words. Whether it’s a 500-word piece of flash fiction, or a 2000-word political essay, earn your words is all we ask.
We occasionally reprint pieces from other publications. We much prefer original work though.
Payment to Contributors
We offer a small level of payment to contributors. Don’t get too excited. We’re talking enough to buy yourself a coffee and maybe a bagel.
To Submit an Article
Send us a completed article, or a pitch if you’re feeling sassy, to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below. Due to high volume, it may take us a minute to get back to you. Apologies in advance!