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Yellowhead Institute accepts submissions and pitches for different publication formats. 

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The Yellowhead Brief
The Yellowhead Brief publishes topical and critical interventions into Indigenous policy, law, and governance, broadly defined. Typically, these commentaries are written for a broad audience, accessible, and are usually 800-1,000 words in length. The Brief is published on an ongoing basis and Yellowhead welcomes a wide range of pitches and submissions. For emerging and/or young writers, please contact us for support if you need it.

Special Reports
Yellowhead Special Reports examine key questions and challenges in the relationship between Canadians and Indigenous communities. Based on original research, these reports are typically peer-reviewed and between 4000-8000 words in length. If interested in contributing in this format, please submit a one-page outline of the proposed report, rather than submitting full-length pieces.

Artists, Photographers, and Media Creatives
Yellowhead works to ensure that our resources are accessible to community audiences. To this end, we collaborate with Indigenous artists, photographers as well audio and video editors, filmmakers, graphic designers and animators. Yellowhead offers licensing agreements and commissions new work. Send us a bio along with samples of existing work to be featured in Yellowhead content.

Yellowhead is particularly interested in pitches from Indigenous writers, researchers and artists. The editorial board meets regularly to review submissions. Yellowhead typically offers $400 for accepted Briefs, $1500 – $2000 for Special Reports, and CARFAC rates (at minimum) apply for all art.

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