Passage offers left-wing perspectives on politics, economics and culture, largely from writers and thinkers based in Canada.
We welcome unsolicited pitches and submissions. Please note that we only publish opinion and analysis. We do not accept news articles, pieces with original reporting, interviews or articles that have been published elsewhere.
We look for articles that either add timely and unique contributions to ongoing conversations, or that are in-depth, substantive pieces our readers can learn from for years to come. A good pitch will clearly outline the argument, the points used to support the argument, a potential structure for the article and a brief description of why you are the right person to write it.
Most published pieces are under 2000 words. We pay a flat rate of $130 CAD for shorter opinion pieces (700 to 1200 words) and $325 CAD for more in-depth analysis articles (1500 to 2000 words). Payment is sent within five business days of the writer emailing their invoice, which can be done as soon as work is completed. We pay by e-transfer or PayPal in order to make the process as simple and quick for writers as possible. When work is assigned and rejected without request for revision, we pay 50 per cent of the agreed upon fee.
Email pitches to submissions [at] readpassage.com. If your piece is time sensitive, include “Time Sensitive” in the subject line of your email, but please only do so when this is genuinely the case.
We read all submissions, but can’t guarantee that we will respond to each one. Feel free to follow up after five business days if your pitch has yet to receive a response. If you don’t receive a response within a few days after that, please assume we’ve passed on your pitch, but do feel free to pitch us again in the future.