The Harbinger is seeking articles, essays, stories, poems, drawings, artwork, and other pieces from currently incarcerated people about your experience with the criminal punishment system, and/or work you are doing to challenge it. We would love to hear from you!

We encourage creative submissions on any topic relevant to the theme.

  • As examples, potential topics might include:
    • What case or campaign have you worked on that are you most proud of?
    • What is the most urgent case or campaign you are working on?
    • Why do you do the organizing, advocacy, and/or legal work you do? 
    • What is your vision for a system or society that deals justly with crime?
    • How did you become involved in organizing, advocacy, or legal work inside? What are the most important things you’ve learned on that journey?
    • Do you have tools or a way of doing research that other incarcerated advocates may benefit from?
    • Is there an aspect of your work that the outside world misunderstands?
    • What lessons have you learned that you want to share?

Submissions are encouraged by October 1, 2021, but The Harbinger staff hopes to also have rolling publication throughout the next year.

Send questions and submissions to:

  • MAIL: The Harbinger, N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change, 110 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012.
  • E-MAIL:
  • Please include with your submission the best way to contact you so that we can work with you on your piece.