About Thought Out Loud
What is Thought Out Loud?
Thought Out Loud is a contributor-content magazine in which individuals with a variety of interests, backgrounds, and perspectives come together to “think out loud” about several areas of life: politics and philosophy, arts and culture, travel. The magazine aims to provoke thought and discussion around a number of issues and to provide a constructive space where readers and contributors can develop and explore their ideas and positions on these issues. It publishes new content weekly.
What does “Thought Out Loud” mean?
The concept of “Thought Out Loud” expresses an approach to writing and speaking about issues and experiences that is based on open, critical, constructive, and thoughtful dialogue from on a variety of perspectives. Rather than relying on rhetoric, invective, oppositional debate, and confrontation, thought out loud is dialogical – it requires common and open back-and-forth exchanges in order to develop opinions, arguments, and positions. This approach relies on contributors to remain open to change and difference.
Who contributes to Thought Out Loud?
The editors of the website are David Moscrop (@david_moscrop), Drew Gough (@drewgough), and Shannon Gormley. Moscrop is currently working on his PhD in political science at the University of British Columbia. Gough is a freelance writer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Gormley holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
Other contributors include freelance writers, students, teachers, illustrators, designers, and others from across Canada and throughout the world. We strive to give new writers a platform and a place to hone their work. If you are interested in contributing – and why wouldn’t you be? – please read The Thought Process first.
How can I contact Thought Out Loud?
Questions, comments, expression of approval or outrage, or requests to contribute can be directed to the editorial staff at:
Individual editors or contributors can be reached at the following e-mail addresses:
David Moscrop – editor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Gough – editor – email@example.com
Shannon Gormley – editor – firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I be a part of Thought Out Loud?
We encourage pitches and submissions from anyone and from anywhere, but insist that our writers read over our contributors’ guidelines first. We’re clever, so we called it The Thought Process.