Call for Papers

Trespass has two sections, namely theory and interventions:

Theory is peer-reviewed, which means that the articles selected by the editorial team will receive anonymous critique. Authors are expected to incorporate the elements that they may deem relevant, before sending the text back for a final evaluation.

Although the peer-review system is common in the academia, we do not intend to privilege the academic format, but rather to have a mechanism to improve the quality of texts thanks to the selfless effort of anonymous reviewers.

At least one of the reviewers will be a local. The local reviewer will make sure that the contents of the article fit the reality they describe, based on concrete experience in struggles. Non-local reviewers will make sure that contextual elements that are necessary to understand the contents are present.

We prefer texts of between 4,000 and 10,000 words.

Interventions consists of blogposts made under editorial consideration (not peer-reviewed) and open to all formats: communiques; pictures; manifestos; news updates; calls for solidarity; etc. The focus is on facilitating communication between squatters and activists worldwide, and to contribute to the networks that are aligned with squatters, to expand the visibility of their claims and actions.

Interventions will also includes responses to previous submissions and letters related to the materials being published by the journal. Collectives and individuals are invited to share their texts in any of the languages used by Trespass. We also welcome practical knowledge such as squatters handbooks and legal advice.

Submission guidelines
The editors can be reached at editor [at] trespass [dot] network