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Call out for local writers: Radical Roots and How To Bounce Forward

We're looking to commission three local people for paid 'long read' commissions about Sheffield's radical history and future. Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 19th February.

by Now Then Sheffield

Now Then is pleased to have secured funding to commission three local people to write ‘long read’ articles about Sheffield’s radical history and future.

The idea behind our ‘Radical Roots and How To Bounce Forward’ project is that by highlighting the ways that social change was brought about in the past – and combining that with exciting ideas and new visions – we can show that a better future is possible.

We have some possible starting points, but we’d love to hear how you would approach the topic areas, and Sheffield’s place in them. For these three articles we are looking for a place-based approach (i.e. Sheffield and/or South Yorkshire) which looks to understand the present day in a historical context.

Sheffield city centre from Clough Lane

We have a budget of £300 for each of the three article commissions. We envisage them being researched and written by three different writers.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email our editor Sam with a short note (max 1/2 side of A4) saying why you think you’re well suited for the job, and providing links to some examples of your recent writing by Friday 19th February 2021. We're happy to chat if you'd like more information.

by Now Then Sheffield

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