LabourList welcomes ideas for articles from across the Labour movement. We receive dozens of pitches each week so unfortunately we are not able to reply to everyone, although we will always try to do so.
What should I send?
Please summarise your idea in no more than 150 words, including a possible headline. Send with your name, photo and (if applicable) Twitter handle to [email protected]. Send the finished article in the body of your email or as a Word document, not a PDF.
What material is LabourList interested in?
All of these subjects and more are legitimate topics for LabourList articles:
■ News and current affairs
■ The internal workings of the party
■ What’s going on in your local area
■ The 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 thought-provoking, the better.
Why are ideas accepted or rejected?
If your post idea clearly convey one or more of the following, you are much more likely to be commissioned to write up the full post for publication.
■ An original idea or opinion
■ Makes a single, clear argument
■ Something that has not been discussed on LabourList before
These are common reasons for which we reject ideas:
■ Something that has been covered repeatedly on LabourList and/or elsewhere
■ Material not obviously related to the Labour Party or current affairs
■ Incoherent writing