Challenge is completely run, supported, and funded by members of the Young Communist League of Britain.
There are a number of ways in which you can directly support us, to help us continue to grow and expand our activities.
We publish political and social analysis generated by members of the Young Communist League of Britain. We also feature appropriate pieces authored from outside the League.
Since our magazine represents the theoretical contribution of our membership. We strongly believe that contributing to our journal should be both a meaningful personal achievement as well as an opportunity for improving our knowledge and abilities. Whether you have experience of writing or are just starting out, we welcome your input with formative feedback.
We ask prospective writers to send our editorial team a brief pitch of their article before starting, using the form below.
A good pitch should outline:
By sending an initial pitch, this constructive feedback may begin before many hours are committed to writing something. We will do our utmost to respond with constructive critique and advice, in the hopes of eventually publishing the final draft.
We respectfully ask any draft sent to us to follow British English spelling conventions. We encourage contributors to attach sources to claims as hyperlinks in their text, not as bibliographic footnotes.
Please note: we publish articles that can be described broadly as communist analysis. As such, articles reporting on activities by League members, or publicising events, petitions, demonstrations, etc. will generally be rejected. Submissions of that nature should instead be sent to the League’s agitprop department: email@example.com
Below are some common criticisms we have given to past submissions. We reproduce them on this page as we believe it will help contributors avoid common pitfalls, saving them time and improving the quality of their work.
As one final piece of writing advice, we’d like to emphasise the importance of constant rereading of your work and self-evaluation. Reading your work aloud to yourself gives you immediate feedback that will let you know that your draft ‘sounds alright’.
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