Works In Progress is a free, volunteer-operated
progressive community newspaper based in Olympia, Washington. Established by
the Thurston County Rainbow Coalition, the paper published its first
issue in May 1990.
Our aim is to confront injustice and
encourage a participatory democracy based on economic, social, and
environmental justice. Works In Progress is dedicated to providing a voice
for those most affected by the exclusionary and unfair practices that seek to
silence the oppressed.
Please send text as Word attachments.
Artwork and photos can be sent electronically or we can scan them for you as
camera-ready/black & white.
Works In Progress is committed to stories
misrepresented or ignored by the mainstream media. We value local,
well-researched news stories, accounts of personal experience, and reflections
by local authors. Opinion pieces, also valued, are often best supported by
facts, examples, and sources, and we encourage writers to include these
elements to submissions. We’re also looking for graphics, poetry,
cartoons, and articles that push the boundaries of conventional journalism.
WIP reserves the right to publish in
whole or part all submissions. For editing purposes, please enclose your phone
number. Articles may be reprinted. Please cite sources.
If your issue isn’t being covered in
Works In Progress, it's because you're not writing about it. (No
excuses; get out that pencil and paper!)
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Works In Progress, PO
Box 295, Olympia, WA 98507-0295.
Interested in writing for Works in
Progress or just want to learn more about citizen journalism?
Come to a Writers' Group meeting for
advice, editing support, story ideas, collaboration opportunities, and a chance
to meet fellow local writers.
You don't need experience in journalism
to attend, you don't have to already be writing for WiP, and you don't need to bring a
finished piece. Just bring yourself, a sense of curiosity, and willingness to
contact Marissa Luck for more information email@example.com