Canadian Dimension is a leading voice of the left in Canada since 1963. Standing in solidarity with local and global struggles for social justice, it offers a critical perspective on the issues of the day, placing special emphasis on the Canadian scene. It discusses prospects and strategies for social change at home and abroad, and provides a space for dialogue among socialists and other radicals. Written in plain language, Canadian Dimension addresses a diverse readership including political activists, community organizers, trade unionists, students, academics and all those seeking alternatives to the corporate media.
In sum, our mission is to provide in-depth analysis on important political and social issues around the world.
Canadian Dimension welcomes submissions from both established and upstart writers, reporters and artists from across Canada and beyond. To be considered for publication, we request a short pitch (not exceeding 200 words) outlining your subject, approach and sources.
Please ensure the content you are submitting is original and free of any unauthorized advertising or promotional materials.
As Canada’s longest-standing voice of the left, we encourage writers to familiarize themselves with Canadian Dimension’s editorial vision and content before sending us your written work. We are especially interested in coverage that has not appeared in mainstream sources, or stories that investigate Canadian issues from the perspective of Indigenous, racialized or otherwise marginalized groups.
Canadian Dimension welcomes all matter of submissions, including op-eds, news analysis, book and film reviews, photographic essays and poetry. We are also open to discussing alternative projects with you, where appropriate.
We ask that submissions follow some basic stylistic guidelines:
- Please refrain from first-person narratives, wherever possible (avoid “I” and “me”).
- Keep it brief. For first-time writers, we suggest limiting your work to 1,000 words.
- Send final drafts only.
- Adhere to Canadian Press (CP) style.
- Use subheadings to break up longer pieces.
- Include hyperlinks to substantiate assertions and references.
- Reviewed content should not be older than one year.
We especially welcome short comments (50-100 words) on topics of the day as contributions to a new section called Dimension Pundits. These can be submitted frequently or occasionally.
Written submissions, along with photographs and illustrations, may be sent in .doc or .docx format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Payment & Ownership
Canadian Dimension pays honoraria to working writers, photographers and illustrators whose works are published, or contributors in financial need. We normally do not pay contributors who have ‘day jobs,’ such as professors, paid organizers, etc.
Canadian Dimension License Use
Articles in Canadian Dimension are licensed for first time North American rights for non-exclusive subsidiary rights, including the right to transfer articles to CD-ROM for educational/academic libraries and/or secure on-line databases. Revenue received in the form of royalty payments is funnelled directly into Canadian Dimension freelance fees.
Canadian Dimension does not earn a profit from its web site; donation revenues from online orders pays for the updating of the website.
Writers may license their article to be reprinted after publication in Canadian Dimension as it appeared in its final edited form in Canadian Dimension provided that Canadian Dimension is acknowledged as the original publisher. Any reprint fees secured by the author belong to the author alone. Writers may re-license material from their original manuscript, if it has been substantially rewritten, without providing any prior attribution.
For reprint requests Canadian Dimension negotiates, Canadian Dimension will seek the author’s permission. The author is then responsible for negotiating any reprint fees directly with the inquiring party. All articles reprinted will appear with the following tagline: © Author’s name, Canadian Dimension, Publication Date, Year, Volume and No.