The monthly Washington Socialist informs readers about perennial and evolving aspects of democratic socialism. Each issue includes essays, briefs, and articles covering topics oriented to specific local campaigns and broader socialist analysis. Each issue of the Washington Socialist is a produced by members of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, although contributors from the DMV's political left should always feel welcome to contribute!
The new website is designed to be a permanent home for our 10+ years of issues. The new design is built to be easily editable and malleable, allowing Washington Socialist and its handlers better control over the presentation and organization of our content.
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An important qualifier - opinions or views expressed here DO NOT necessarily reflect the positions held by Metro DC DSA, or national DSA.
The Socialist looks to publish a wide array of content that supports our core objectives:
The Socialist acts on the long-standing tradition of socialist organizations in maintaining a print and cultural arm. Broadly, we hope this publication can act as a public forum for the DC left. So long as there is a socialist breathing in the DMV, the Washington Socialist will trod on.
The best way to learn the types of articles we publish is to read past issues. We are interested in a wide range of articles and other submissions, including but not limited to:
All submissions should have some connection to DSA or socialism, be viewed with a socialist lens or be relevant to the progressive causes and movements that DSA supports. One does not have to be a member of the DSA to publish here - in fact, we invite individuals of all (left-aligned) organizations to feel welcome contributing articles and essays here.
Articles may be submitted to The Socialist, with “WS submission” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you please include the following:
The Socialist publishes monthly, generally on the first weekend of the month; the initial deadline is usually about a week to ten days before the publication date. The editorial team will send a notice of the specific deadline to regular contributors earlier in the month. But we do make accommodations for special entries or time-sensitive content.
Feel free to send over questions to email@example.com. We don't bite!