LEFT OUT Magazine was conceptualized by activists, writers and organizers activated by and embedded in the Black Lives Matter Movement – the latest explosion of Black Struggle in the last 50 years. It was our participation within this struggle for Black liberation, and in broader struggles for greater labor rights, within the electoral arena, the fight for socialism and against the ravages of capitalism, that brought us in closer to a younger and diverse array of working class and poor Black people.
The founders of LEFT OUT recognize that these Black folks in particular are not only seeking to narrate their own struggle for themselves, but have few platforms set up for serious debate and discussion. Left Out Magazine seeks to provide the space for voices of a new generation of Leftist, working class Black people, anti-racist activists and Black political thinkers. LEFT OUT as a brand is a platform to amplify the stories, experiences, and challenges for Black radicals, Black working-class people, and anti-racist advocates and organizers. The primary medium in which LEFT OUT carries this out is through the LEFT OUT website and our Bi-annual print publication.
LEFT OUT Magazine accepts submissions of essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and artwork across genre, style, form, and subject. LEFT OUT also accepts submissions covering news and providing political analysis. We also seek to commission stories from freelance contributors and journalists (for investigative stories).
To submit a proposal and pitch us please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the subject of your pitch in the subject line of the email. Someone from the LEFT OUT Magazine editorial board will reach out to you within 48hrs of your initial email. The pitch should be no more than a few paragraphs and included in the text of the email. Please include a brief bio of yourself and any two samples (if you have them) of your previous work.