Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action is a radical print journal that is published twice a year by a collection of activists and organizers from across Canada. Since we began 10 years ago, we have been dedicated to publishing grassroots, radical analysis of various issues and struggles related to anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, and all forms of oppression. We are now currently accepting submissions for our 19th issue!
Upping the Anti strongly believes that praxis – the unity of theory and practice – is integral to building revolutionary movements that are strong, sustainable, and effective. A key aspect of praxis is the ability to critically reflect on where our struggles are at, and use this reflection to develop new strategies of resistance and learn from our allied movements. As such, we are committed to working with activists and organizers that are interested in distilling lessons learned from the struggle. We prioritize analysis that leads to political clarification, new strategies of resistance, and a synthesis of different political views.
Throughout our 18 issues we have published articles and interviews by renowned organizers and scholars such as Slyvia Federici, Himani Bannerji, Ward Churchill, Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Hardt, Sunera Thobani, John Holloway, Andrea Smith, and many more. We’ve covered a wide array of topics ranging from Palestinian solidarity, the state of organized labour, Indigenous sovereignty and solidarity, self-care, trans politics, revolutionary theory, transnational movements, prison abolition, to feminist and anti-racist praxis in organizing just to name a few.
Each issue contains a diverse group of activists and organizers that reflect on the state of our movements today. We publish articles, interviews, roundtables, and book reviews in order to engage with our collective resistance in multiple ways.
Have an idea that you’d like to work through and publish with us? We’d love to hear about it! Please send us a 1-page pitch of your idea by September 30th, 2016. Include a brief description of your topic, your main questions, and how you will address the questions. In addition to this, send us a small writing sample and biographical note about yourself.
Before submitting a pitch, please take a look at the UTA style guide, which can be found here. Also, we’d recommend taking a look at our back-issues to ensure you’re familiar with the topics we’ve covered (to prevent overlap) and to get acquainted with the style of writing and reflection we publish.
We look forward to your ideas!