Call for Contributions: Anarchist Essays Podcast

The ‘Anarchist Essays’ podcast was launched in September 2020 by Loughborough University’s Anarchism Research Group (ARG) and the journal Anarchist Studies. The series currently comprises 40 episodes which have been downloaded over 20,000 times in over 89 countries.  

We have recently secured funding from The Lipman-Miliband Trust to support a series of paid contributions to the podcast from individuals in communities typically underrepresented in academia. To that end, we are seeking 5 ‘essays’ from individuals who may face barriers to inclusion in academia, including, but not limited to: scholars from BAME backgrounds; LBGTQI+ and non-binary scholars; disabled scholars and scholars marginalised due to economic class or other factors. 

A typical episode of the podcast lasts 15 minutes (approximately 2000 words) and an honorarium of £150 will be paid for each contribution. These episodes will be released in December and January 2022/3.   

If this is of interest, please send essay proposals of no-more than 150 words to Matthew Adams ( by 1st September 2022. There are no restrictions on the topic of the essays, but applicants are encouraged to listen to previous examples to gauge tone and content. Successful applicants will be notified by October 2022 and arrangements made for recording their essays.