The way LabourList commissions material has changed. Do not send us completed articles. Please send us a short description of your idea — or ‘pitch’ — for a post using the form below.
LabourList welcomes ideas for posts from across the Labour movement. Be sure to read the sections below before using the submission form at the bottom of the page. We receive dozens of pitches each week so unfortunately we’re not able to reply to everyone, although we always endeavour to do so.
What material is LabourList interested in?
All of these subjects and more are legitimate topics for LabourList posts:
- News and current affairs
- The internal workings of the party
- What’s going on it your local area
- Activity and policies of our opponents
All posts must have clear relevance to the Labour Party — or have a Labour ‘twist’. What is the party doing right, or wrong? How should Labour be looking differently at something? Why was a certain event significant? The more interesting, thought provoking and debate inspiring the better.
Why are ideas accepted or rejected?
If your post idea clearly convey one or more of the following then you are much more likely to be commissioned to write up the full post for publication on LabourList.
- An original idea or opinion
- Makes a single, clear argument
- Something which has not been discussed on LabourList before
Conversely, these are common reasons why we reject ideas:
- Something which has been covered repeatedly on LabourList and/or elsewhere
- Material not obviously related to the Labour Party or current affairs
- Incoherent writing