Welcome to the new Democratic Left site. Democratic Left is the quarterly print publication of the Democratic Socialists of America, now in its 46th year of publication.
Here you’ll find (soon) back issues of Democratic Left since its founding; the current issue, with articles you can share with not-yet-socialist friends; and web-only content that just couldn’t fit in the print issue or that’s too timely to wait for a quarterly.
Democratic Left is put together by a volunteer editorial team. All the writers are also volunteers. The editors set a theme and solicit pieces. If you have an idea, don’t send an article. Send us a query letter, in which you give the opening paragraph of your proposed article and then an idea of where you will go with the topic. Articles are between 500 and 1,000 words. We want pieces that present a socialist point of view and make a strong argument but that are accessible to smart people who don’t have Ph.Ds in political science. Send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org