The Writing Platform is looking to commission articles of approx 750 to 2,000 words on the established and emerging methods of digital activism, and new approaches to advocating for social change through storytelling. This might include, for example, innovations in community digital storytelling, immersive technologies to amplify under-represented voices, social media narratives, transmedia activism and sharable place-based stories about the climate emergency. The deadline for submission is 12th February 2021 and articles will be published on The Writing Platform website between April and June 2021.
Your proposed article might fit into one of the following categories;
Resource: for example, a how-to guide for community activism using storytelling technologies.
Research: for example, an overview of a collaborative research project or an examination of the effectiveness of these forms of activism.
Experience: for example, an account of a social change project or campaign you have been part of.
News: for example, highlighting a new project or opportunity in the field that our readers might not have heard of before.
Projects: a case study of an especially innovative or inspiring project with impactful outcomes.
We have a small commissioning fund for freelancers.
To propose an article, email Amy Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a 100 word overview of your idea and tell us which category or categories it would best fit into.