Boston Occupier Seeks Submissions

The Boston Occupier is seeking submissions for its next issue, which will be focused on EDUCATION — although it will also include more general stories of the 99%, economic injustice, activism and resistance. Submissions are due AUGUST 23rd, by 10 pm, to be considered for the August 30 printing.

Stories should be between 700 and 1150 words (shorter is ok; longer, probably not). We also welcome photos from recent actions, but will need a high-res image files for printing.

You can send your submissions to submit@bostonoccupier.com. I recommend cc-ing me as well (juliettejulianna[at]gmail) since sometimes it takes awhile for the submissions inbox to be sorted through.

Please by in touch to receive feedback on story ideas, etc.
Cool! Julie O

Possible Education Topics

  • Student debt
  • “Disorientation” at various Boston-area colleges & universities
  • upcoming Boston student activism
  • radical free education, para-academia, and alt-academy initiatives
  • Chicago Teachers Union
  • Recent influence of “Stand for Children” on Massachusetts public education, and resistance to it
  • corporatization / marketization / privatization of public education (K-12 and higher ed)
  • profile(s) of teacher-activists and/or a “community voices” forum of activist teachers
  • Standardized Testing and the whole instrumentalization of education (at various levels, and through various forms of “assessment”)
  • Labor movement in higher education, particular among grad students and among adjunct faculty
  • Others???

General Guidelines

  • We have a greater need for news stories than opinion pieces at present, but we’re happy to consider op-eds as well.
  • Please gather exact quotes from sources — like, ” ‘I’ve been a high school teacher for twenty years,’ said Petunia Rose, a 38-year-old native of Waltham, ‘and these are the worst conditions for graduating seniors that I’ve seen.’ ” Etc.
  • For news stories, try to be as objective and fact-based and fair as possible — which doesn’t mean being de-politicized! Actually, the facts show clearly enough how life is being made more and more difficult for the 99% — and how we’re resisting and fighting back.
  • All stories for publication go through a process of at least two or three edits. If a piece doesn’t make it into the print edition (where space is very limited), it still stands a good chance of being published online.
  • If you want to have a clear idea of what we publish, please take a look at our past print editions: http://bostonoccupier.com/print-edition.

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